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    Sikh American designer barred from Mexico-US flight over turban

    MEXICO CITY:

    A Sikh Indian-American actor and designer said Monday that he was barred from boarding an Aeromexico flight from Mexico City to New York because he refused to remove his turban.

    “This morning in Mexico City I was told I could not board my @aeromexico flight to NYC because of my turban,” Waris Ahluwalia wrote in his Instagram account.

    The 41-year-old bearded actor posted a picture of himself holding up his boarding pass and another in front of an Aeromexico customer service desk. The House of Waris chief was heading to New York’s fashion week.

    “Dear NYC fashion week. I may be a little late as @aeromexico won’t let me fly with a turban. Don’t start the show without me,” he added.

    The Mexican airline issued a statement late Monday saying that it was obligated to follow “federal requirements in terms of security determined by the US Transportation Security Administration to review passengers.”

    The airline said it “regrets the inconvenience that any passenger may perceive from the application of these procedures” and it vowed to transport all passengers regardless of their religious beliefs.

    As an actor, Ahluwalia appeared in the Oscar-nominated film “The Grand Budapest Hotel” and the US television series “The Carrie Diaries.” He also has modeled for clothier Gap.

    http://tribune.com.pk/story/1043071/...t-over-turban/

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    Re: Sikh American designer barred from Mexico-US flight over turban

    World going mad. How can a turban be labelled a threat?

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    Re: Sikh American designer barred from Mexico-US flight over turban

    This is really getting out of hand

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    Re: Sikh American designer barred from Mexico-US flight over turban

    So everyone accepts that terrorist had won.

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    Re: Sikh American designer barred from Mexico-US flight over turban

    Quote Originally Posted by xyxmt View Post
    So everyone accepts that terrorist had won.
    he? How you come to this conclusion?

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    Re: Sikh American designer barred from Mexico-US flight over turban

    Quote Originally Posted by sami View Post
    he? How you come to this conclusion?
    The big western resolve was that terrorists will not make us change our way of life, life in the western countries is 180 degrees different than pre 9/11

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    Re: Sikh American designer barred from Mexico-US flight over turban

    Why not walking through the machine to see if he was concealing anything in the turban? Problem solved.

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