MSNBC’s ‘No-Fly List is Islamophobia’ Poster Boy is Arrested in Turkey as Part of ISIS Cell

MSNBC’s ‘No-Fly List is Islamophobia’ Poster Boy is Arrested in Turkey as Part of ISIS Cell

Silly liberals love to caterwaul about imagined oppression, but the problem is, they don’t live in this little place we like the call the real world. So it’s not surprising that one of the people they championed as a poor, poor victim of oppression and Islamophobia turned out to be a terrorist sympathizer who was caught trying to join ISIS.

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A man, who just two years ago was the poster boy for the far-Left media’s attacks against the U.S. government’s no-fly list for “unfairly” targeting Muslims, finds himself and several family members sitting in a Turkish prison — arrested earlier this month near the Turkey-Syria border as members of an ISIS cell.

It’s a long way from 2013 when Saadiq Long’s cause was being championed by MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, Glenn Greenwald, and Mother Jones, and was being represented by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) terror front.

His story got considerable media attention when his CAIR media representatives here pushed the story that Long wanted to return to his native Oklahoma from his current home in Qatar to visit his ailing mother but couldn’t because he was on the TSA’s no-fly list. They said his case represented institutional “Islamophobia.”

Long’s cause got international attention when Glenn Greenwald published an article at The Guardian saying that Long was “effectively exiled from his own country.” Kevin Drum of Mother Jones branded it the “Kafkaesque World of the No-Fly List.” CAIR has 22 article entries related to Long’s case on its website.

After several months of wrangling between his CAIR attorneys and the Department of Homeland Security, Long was temporarily removed from the no-fly list and allowed to return to Oklahoma.

Once home, however, he was still subject to FBI surveillance according to claims he made during a press conference with his CAIR handlers.

After an incident with local police and the FBI, Long was apparently placed back on the no-fly list, preventing his return to Qatar.

… U.S. and Turkish officials confirmed Long’s arrest to PJ Media, saying that he was arrested along with eight others operating along the Turkish-Syrian border. So far, no U.S. media outlet has reported on his arrest.

Gosh, it’s almost like that no-fly list serves, like, a purpose or something! Maybe it’s that the people on it have terrorist sympathies and shouldn’t be allowed to fly freely around the world, because otherwise they’ll try to join up with terrorists… just like this guy did! But that’s just crazy talk, right, libs?

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