An action alert was sent last week urging American Muslim travelers to know their legal rights if they are ever detained or placed on the no-fly list. In the past few months CAIR has received a number of reports of American Muslims stranded overseas when they are placed on the government’s no-fly list. Those barred from returning to the United States report being denied proper legal representation, having their passports confiscated and being pressured to become informants for the FBI. If you plan on travelling, download and read the Know Your Rights if You’re Detained While Traveling guide (pdf).
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