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Khan -It’s Your Baggage, Not You-Oops!

Many, many, years ago, New York City had a mayor named, Fiorello La Guardia, who often said: “when I make a mistake it’s a beaut.” Naturally, the entire New York region loved our “Little Flower” for his honesty because he accepted responsibility for actions. After initially claiming Bollywood star, Shahrukh Khan was questioned for two hours because there was suspicion he was a terrorist, security officials now claim the superstar was not detained because of his surname but his missing baggage. Shucks, I should have realized that every airline passenger whose baggage is missing is subjected to a two hour questioning concerning his past terrorist activities.

According to Khan, there were twenty people in the same detention room and it is doubtful if they were there due to missing baggage. “i was clearly told that my name flashed on their computer and therefore they had to question me.” As he noted, “when you have issued me a visa, and imprints of my fingers and my photograph on it, I am sure it is there on your system. Why do I have to go through the ordeal?”

Look at the bright side, Mr. Khan. I am certain President Obama will shortly call to invite you for a beer with him at the White House. Gee, I wonder if the other twenty people in the detention room will get anything like that!

If Name Is Khan You Kahn Not Enter US!

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan arrived at Liberty Airport In Newark where he was abruptly halted by gun-toting members of the security force because anyone who was dark skinned, came from Southeast Asia and had a Muslim name like Khan could not be up to anything beneficial. “I was really hassled at the American airport because my name is Khan. They interrogated me for a couple of hours, wanting to know if I knew anyone in America. While all around people from India and Pakistan were vouching for me, these guys just wouldn’t let me through.” Shan Kahn is known to millions of people throughout the world as “King Khan” and was listed in Newsweek as among the world’s fifty most influential men.

Ironically, he was visiting America to publicize his new film, “My Name Is Khan” about a Muslim who is wrongly fully identified as a terrorist in America

The incident was greeted with fury in India where angry fans burned American flags. One government minister suggested a “tit for tat’ policy of questioning American visitors to India. According to officials at Newark Airport, they did nothing wrong. All they did was ask this man to spend 66 minutes answering questions.

The election of Barack Obama allegedly was going to usher in a new era of respect for humans. But, under his administration, harassment of civilians heading for Canada or visitors like Kham occur all too often. How about another speech by the president about the need to reach out to the world in friendship?