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British Muslim teacher removed from US-bound plane

Tue, Feb. 21, 2017
CAIRO – 21 February 2017: A British Muslim teacher was kicked off a U.S.-bound plane while on a school trip with his colleagues and pupils on Feb. 16, despite holding a valid travel visa.

Mohamed Juhel Miah, 25, a math teacher from Swansea in south Wales, was made to feel like a criminal, and he did not eat or sleep for two days, according to the Guardian.

Miah had already boarded for the second leg of his flight from the U.K. to New York in Reykjavik, Iceland when he was removed from the plane. He was searched at the airport before waiting two hours for a hotel room.

A Neath Port Talbot council spokesperson told Wales Online that they are appalled by Miah’s treatment and are demanding an explanation. He added that “the matter has also been raised with our local Member of Parliament.”

American President Donald Trump had issued an executive order banning travel to the U.S. from seven Muslim-majority countries. The executive order has since been overturned by a federal district court in Seattle, and an appeal by the Justice Department was rejected by a federal appeals court.
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