A British Muslim family was prevented from boarding a flight from London to Los Angeles, where they were planning to attend Disneyland for vacation, by the Department of Homeland Security for undisclosed reasons. Mohammad Tariq Mahmood, his brother and nine of their children were stopped at London’s Gatwick airport by American officials. No official reasons were provided to Mahmood and his family, but he told the Guardian that the reasoning behind it all was “obvious.” He said “It’s because of the attacks on America. They think every Muslim poses a threat.”
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.