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Abe Mashal, a 31-year-old dog trainer from St. Charles, says FBI agents told him he ended up on the government’s no-fly list because he exchanged e-mails with a Muslim cleric they were monitoring.
The topic: How to raise his children in an interfaith household.
Mashal said he has never had any links to terror or terrorists and is a “patriotic,” honorably discharged Marine Corps veteran.
He found out he’d been flagged last April, when he tried to board a flight to Spokane, Wash., to train dogs for a client. Since then, his family members and friends have been questioned, and he said he has lost business because he isn’t allowed to fly.
Mashal is one of 17 plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed in June by the American Civil Liberties Union over the list.
FBI agents questioned him at Midway Airport, then at his home. Finally, he was summoned to a hotel in Schaumburg, where more FBI agents told him he’d been placed on the no-fly list because of an e-mail he had sent to an imam — a Muslim cleric — whom they’d been watching.
Mashal said he had sought the imam’s advice about raising children in a mixed-religion household. Mashal is Muslim; his wife is Christian.
determined that no changes or corrections are warranted at this time.”
Originally posted by Jomina
Then will we have to bail out the airlines to keep them in business?
Originally posted by Asktheanimals
Normally they won't even tell you if you are on the list or why you are on it.
Unless they want something from you.
His comments about "living in communist Russia" is accurate IMO.
America has become a communist state - the state is supreme/ you have no rights /secret police etc.
The only thing missing is collective farms but we do have the Gulags.
And people rag on the ACLU.
I don't see anyone else suing the Federal government about their rights being abused.
If everyone felt as deeply about their rights as they do money we wouldn't be in this spot we are today.
Originally posted by HenryPatrick
reply to post by CoincidenceX
that would be funny if it weren't so terrifying...i guarantee i am on that sucker, but pretty soon we will all be on it so it will be irrelevant eventually (after we are all in camps, i presume)...