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A Muslim civil rights group on Friday accused the US government of forcing an American citizen into "exile" because he was an Islamic convert.
The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said Raymond Earl Knaeble IV, 29, had been placed on a no-fly list and had been unable to return home from Colombia since March.
The group's claim could not be independently confirmed and the Department of Justice did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
According to CAIR, Knaeble this week flew to Mexico in hope of travelling to the Mexican-US border, but he instead faced lengthy interrogation by Mexican officials before being sent back to Colombia.
"He was stopped by Mexican authorities as he got off the plane and asked, 'Are you Muslim?' He was then detained for 15 hours and asked many questions relating to his faith," according to CAIR.
If that isn't the reason he was placed on a no fly list after converting, then what is, since he appears to be a law abiding citizen.
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