BY ROBERT SPENCER5
NOV 8, 2019
“And the only reason they’re taken back to secondary inspection and questioned that way is because of their faith, what they happen to be wearing, and what direction they pray,” said Hamas-linked CAIR New York’s litigation director Ahmed Mohamed.
No. Maybe it’s because of the support for jihad detailed in this article.
“Turns out NJ mayor who complained about DHS questioning has history of jihad support,” by John Rossomando, American Thinker, November 7, 2019:
A New Jersey mayor who expressed bewilderment after being stopped and questioned by Customs and Border Protection (CPB) agents in August distributed aid in 2013 with pro–Muslim Brotherhood jihadists allied with al-Qaeda’s former Syrian affiliate, social media posts show. Other posts show Prospect Park mayor Mohamed Khairullah’s sympathies with various Syrian jihadist groups.
It isn’t known whether those activities triggered the CBP questions. The agency declined to comment.
Nevertheless, Khairullah told the Washington Post in September that he “doesn’t go near shady organizations” during numerous trips to Syria as a relief worker.
He complained at a September press conference organized by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) that CBP pulled him aside upon his August return from Turkey to New York’s JFK airport. The agents took his electronic devices and interviewed him about his travels and his background. Agents told Khairullah they were keeping his phone, and it took him 12 days to get it back.
“I felt that I was selected basically because of my name and identity,” Khairullah said. He also claimed that his support for U.S. Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar might have led to his having been singled out.