Mohammad Tariq Mahmmod, a British Muslim from northeast London has spoken out on how he was barred from travelling to the US with his brother and nine children. He says they were on their way to Disneyland but were prevented from boarding a plane to LA by US officials who refused to explain their actions despite being granted online authorization.
Mahmood who says his family weren’t returned the cost of tickets totalling £9000 also said: ‘It’s because of the attacks on America – they think every Muslim poses a threat. I have never been more embarrassed in my life. I work here, I have a business here. But we were alienated.’
Stella Creasey, MP in Mahmood’s constituency says she got no reply after contacting the US embassy on the issue, she also raised the issue with Prime Minister, David Cameron and he has promised to look into it.
Ajmal Masroor, who is also from north London, told the BBC: ‘America is the country of the free and the brave, that’s what we’re told, but it looks like it has stooped down to paranoia and narrow-mindedness and that’s unfortunate.’