Press TV reports.
Thousands of people have been placed on the no-fly list over alleged security threats.
Meanwhile, the American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against the FBI and the Terrorist Screening Center on behalf of a number of Muslim military veterans who have been targeted by the US government and given no explanation.
“No one has ever given a reason why. No due process and no courts. Whenever you try to get a reason why from the TSA or Homeland Security, they just send you up in a big circle where you get no questioned answered and no way to get out of this no-fly list,” US army veteran and Muslim convert Abdullah Ray said.
“I converted to Islam, reverted to Islam, is usually what I would say. When I accepted Islam as my religion, that was the first time I ever felt oppression in my life. That was the first time I was ever targeted and profiled for anything…” Ray added.
Ray was notified that he could not fly back to the US during a trip to Colombia and was forced to travel back to the states by bus. As a result, Ray lost his job.
A no-fly list by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), which bars people from traveling to, from, or near the United States has left many outraged,