Another No-Fly List Victim
This person didn't even land in the U.S. His plane flew from Canada to Mexico over U.S. airspace:
Fifteen minutes after the plane left Toronto's Pearson International Airport, the airline provided customs officials in the United States with a list of passengers. Agents ran the list through a national data base and up popped a name matching Mr. Kahil's.
When the plane landed in Acapulco, the Kahils were ushered into a room for questioning. Mug shots were taken of the couple, along with their sons, Karim and Adam, who are 8 and 6. But it was not until a couple of hours later that the Kahils found out why.
Ms. Kahil and the children returned to Canada later that day and Mr. Kahil was put in a detention centre and his passport was confiscated.
Just another case of mistaken identity.
And here's a story of a four-year-old boy on the watch list.
This program has been a miserable failure in every respect. Not one terrorist caught, ever. (I say this because I believe 100% that if this administration caught anyone through this program, they would be trumpeting it for all to hear.) Thousands of innocents subjected to lengthy and extreme searches every time they fly, prevented from flying, or arrested.
Posted on January 26, 2006 at 3:28 PM • 53 Comments