It appears that even being a government minister is not enough to protect you from being pulled aside for ‘flying while Muslim.”
Britain’s International Development Minister Shahid Malik was visiting the United States to discuss counter terrorism efforts. However, he was detained for about 40 minutes at Washington Dulles airport on Sunday by the Department of Homeland Security and had his luggage pulled for inspection. Malik said the same thing happened to him last year at JFK airport in New York.
It is such incidents that have served to fulfill the stereotype of the United States as a prejudiced and clown-like government in the war on terror. For the full story, click here