6-Year-Old Put On No Fly List
The parents of a 6-year-old Canadian boy are livid after discovering that their 6-year-old so is on a “no fly” list. According to the parents of Syed Adam Ahmed, he’s being targeted because he’s Muslim.
The federal public safety minister says he’ll investigate the case of a six-year-old Ontario boy whose name appears to be on a travel security risk list.
Ralph Goodale’s involvement in the matter comes after the boy’s father tweeted a photo from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport last week that appears to show his son’s name, Syed Adam Ahmed, with a “DHP” or “deemed high profile” label and instructions on how to proceed before allowing the boy to check in.
The father wrote: “Why is our (Canadian born) 6 year old on DHP no fly list? He must clear security each time. He is 6.”
His question was directed at Air Canada, the airline father and son were flying on Dec. 31 for their trip to the NHL Winter Classic in Boston.
The boy’s mother, Khadija Cajee, said the family has had to deal with the issue in the past.
She says they’ve never been able to check their son in for flights online, and he needs special clearance every time they go to the airport.
The boy and his father were both born in Canada, and Cajee’s family came to the country from South Africa, fleeing apartheid, she said.
Cajee doesn’t know why her son is on the list, but she assumes he shares a name with someone who actually earned a place on it.
Goodale said he’s reviewing the case, and will update the family when he has all the details.
SMH…poor little Syed.
What do YOU think Toronto airport officials should do so Syed can fly freely???