Muslim man returns to Oklahoma after being on U.S. ‘no-fly’ list

A McAlester native returned from the Middle East to Oklahoma on Monday after being on the nation’s “no-fly” list.

Saadiq Long, a 43-year-old Muslim and U.S. Air Force veteran, arrived at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City about 6:30 p.m. Monday where he was greeted by his sister and officials from the Council on American-Islamic Relations-Oklahoma chapter.

Long declined to talk to the media, citing exhaustion from the 36-hour trip. However, CAIR-Oklahoma representatives said he was overjoyed to be home.

NewsOK, 19 November 2012