African American Education-Raising the Benchmark
Home Invites Members Groups Events Directories Videos Marketplace News Photos Blogs Polls Forums Chat
Home > Blogs > Post Content

MUSLIM LEADER FROM UTAH BANNED FROM ENTERING THE U.S. AFTER TRIP TO KENYA -- DESPITE BEING AN AMERICAN CITIZEN (419 hits)

Yussuf Awadir Abdi, a Salt Lake City imam and American citizen, is stranded in Kenya after being denied entry to the United States, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.

Abdi was barred from boarding a flight from Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, where he was returning to the United States with his wife and five children.

“[Qatar Airlines] told him he couldn’t board because the U.S. wouldn’t accept him,” Refugee Justice League of Utah attorney Jim McConkie told the Tribune.

“He wanted to go over there to get this family and bring them back to the United States,” McConkie said. “He actually was afraid to go. They’re all super-nervous.”

It’s unclear why officials refused to let Abdi return to his country.

Abdi became a U.S. citizen in 2010, according to the attorney, and his wife and two of his children have visas to enter the United States. Kenya is also not on the list of six Muslim-majority countries included in Donald Trump’s travel ban, which has been tied up in the courts since it’s hasty roll out earlier this year.

“We’re going to start pushing all of the buttons that we can to get him out of that country,” McConkie said.

Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/2017/06/utah-muslim-leader-barred-from-entering-the-us-after-trip-to-kenya-despite-being-an-american-citizen/
Posted By: Siebra Muhammad
Thursday, June 15th 2017 at 11:36AM
You can also click here to view all posts by this author...

Report obscenity | post comment
Share |
Please Login To Post Comments...
Email:
Password:

 
Great information Sister Siebra Muhammad and Thank you for the enlightenment on this subject. TEACH...


Thursday, June 15th 2017 at 11:52AM
Deacon Ron Gray
More From This Author
THE HEPSTER DICTIONARY WAS THE FIRST DICTIONARY WRITTEN BY AN AFRICAN AMERICAN
WHY GOFUNDME SHOULD NOT BECOME A SUBSTITUTE FOR LIFE INSURANCE WITHIN THE BLACK COMMUNITY
NEW ORLEANS RESIDENTS OVERWHELMED BY SATURDAY'S SUDDEN FLOODING
DID YOU BUY A CELL PHONE OR LAPTOP BETWEEN 2000-2011? YOU MAY BE OWED MONEY
RECOMMENDED READING: "BE FREE OR DIE: THE AMAZING STORY OF ROBERT SMALLS ESCAPE FROM SLAVERY TO UNION HERO"
CIVIL RIGHTS GROUP CONDEMNS DROPPED CHARGE IN SANDRA BLAND CASE
HARRY WATLEY SAYS I SHOULD EMBRACE BLACK AMERICA'S RELIGION CALLED LIFE, YET ISLAM IS LIFE!
WHEN DALLAS WAS THE MOST RACIST CITY IN AMERICA
Forward This Blog Entry!
Blogs Home

(Advertise Here)
Most Popular Bloggers
siebra muhammad has logged 19357 blog subscribers!
brother marcus! has logged 15083 blog subscribers!
>> more | add 
Latest Photos
>> more | add
Latest Member Activity
the blog king david johnson sr just commented on a blog entitled ' jen fad dont run now ,,,,,what's good for the 'geese is good for the gander', eh.'. 12:26AM
c brewster just became a new member. 08:14PM
edc creations just posted a blog entitled 'sneak peek: passing love by jacqueline e. luckett '. 05:58AM
clear sea just became a new member. 03:28AM
talibah bakhit just posted a blog entitled 'still the battle is not over——carmelite earls awaits the illinois supreme court ruling'. 04:13PM
talibah bakhit just posted a blog entitled 'students of the north lawndale community news journalism class visit abc 7 news'. 04:11PM
talibah bakhit just edited her profile. 04:09PM
amenseph hetep just edited his profile. 05:06PM
danita johnson just edited her profile. 03:52PM
danita johnson just posted a blog entitled 'cornell west-restoring hope'. 03:48PM
danita johnson just became a new member. 02:05PM
kevin wayne johnson just edited his profile. 02:22PM
>> more | invite friends