The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) terrorist watch list continues to cause some lucky travelers unnecessary travel delays due to having similar names as suspected terrorists, or in some cases, simply because their last name is Muslim, and as you’ll see a little further below, because of information found on google that may pertain to you.
Shahid Malik, MP (Member of Parliament) for Dewsbury, West Yorks, the British international development minister was reportedly stopped, searched and had his baggage checked for explosives at Washington DC’s Dulles airport when returning to London after meeting with DHS officials.
That was the second time he had been pulled aside while flying back to London. Last November, after being invited as a keynote speaker at an event organized by the DHS, the FBI and Muslim organizations to talk about tackling extremism and defeating terrorism, he went through the same thing at JFK airport in New York.
Mr. Malik said he had received numerous apologies and assurances from U.S. authorities after that incident, but was again searched and detained by DHS officials. Mr. Malik said two other Muslims were also pulled aside and detained. “I am deeply disappointed,” he said.