America’s No-Fly List

The USA has a list of people it prohibits from flying. It’s hard to find out whether or not you’re on the list, why you’re on it, and to get one’s name removed from it. Moreover, it seems that other countries are now complying with America’s no-fly list. Dawood Hepplewhite, a British citizen, was prohibited from boarding a flight from Toronto due to his name appearing on the no-fly list. This means that Canadian companies passed passenger information to the USA, despite the fact that they are not supposed to reveal such facts to foreign governments. Mr. Hepplewhite suggests that his name appears on the no-fly list because he has converted to Islam, and once went for a job interview in Yemen. Luckily, the British High Commission intervened, and Mr. Hepplewhite and family were able to fly home to the UK. You can read more here.

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