And somewhere in the United States, hearing this news will obviously fill some people with excitement. Their party and its leaders are getting their wish to apply a religious test for Muslim-like people wishing to come to America. To hell with the Constitution, save the Second Amendment!
The Guardian identified one of the British travelers as Mohammad Tariq Mahmood, who said he was headed to Disneyland with his brother and nine of their children.
The group, according to the Guardian, was “about to embark on a dream holiday for which they had saved for months, were approached by officials from US homeland security as they queued in the departure lounge and told their authorisation to travel had been cancelled, without further explanation.”
“We were devastated,” Mahmood told the British TV station ITV. “We’d planned this trip for two months — the kids were excited — and all of a sudden some person just comes and says ‘you’re not allowed to board the plane,’ with no explanation.”
“We were alienated,” he added, “the way we were just taken out the room.”
Mahmood said the children were “devastated” and had “tears in their eyes.”
In an interview with the BBC, Mahmood said he was taken aside by a British border control official just before his family was due to board the flight — and that the children knew almost instantly what was happening.
“We were the only family that were Asian, Muslim appearance. It was embarrassing that we were the only family that were taken out,” he said. “When they saw me shaking my head, the younger ones started crying. They knew straight away.”
No American officials told them why they weren’t being allowed to enter the United States, Mahmood told the Guardian, but he said the reason was “obvious.”
“It’s because of the attacks on America — they think every Muslim poses a threat,” he told the newspaper.