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, 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.