British Muslim Family – With Links to Al-Qaeda and Taliban – Complain After Being Banned From Flying to Disneyland
Islamic Extremists Play Victim Card–
Mohammad Tariq Mahmood and his brother Zahid from Great Britain were planning on taking their children and nieces to Disneyland in California but they didn’t make it out of the country. The family members were on the US terrorism watch list.
Mohammad Tariq Mahmood is upset he can’t go to Disneyland and have terrorist websites linked to his home address.
CNN fell for the story:
An Al-Qaeda linked Facebook page was linked to his home address.
The Daily Mail reported:
A British Muslim father whose planned Disneyland trip was ruined when he and his family were barred from boarding a flight to the U.S. has now been forced to distance himself from a Facebook account claiming links to Al Qaeda and the Taliban.
Mohammad Tariq Mahmood, 41, his brother and their children, aged between eight and 19, said they were stopped at the departure gate at Gatwick airport and told their visas to the US had been revoked.
He claimed the family were barred from flying ‘because they are Muslim’.
However, it has since emerged that a Facebook page claiming links to radical Islamist groups was set up by someone who has lived at the family’s postal address, according to ITV News.
The account, which includes information suggesting it may have been published as a joke, was in the name of Hamza Hussain – a first name shared by Mr Mahmood’s 18-year-old son. It reportedly lists the job titles ‘supervisor at Taliban and leader at al-Qaeda’.
When asked about the account, Mr Mahmood believed hackers may have been to blame, adding: ‘That could be anything, maybe a mistake.’
He said: ‘It is not my son’s Facebook page. It has a similar name, but not the same as my son’s.
‘The page is also linked to our home address and that could be coincidence. I don’t know why it is linked there. The name is not even the same. The authorities must have linked it simply because of the name Hamza.’
It looks like the system worked.