It’s billed as a racist attack on Muslims according to the BBC and other far left wing kooks. A family wished to fly from Great Britain to Disneyland, were refused entrance into the United States. Those poor little children. How could the big bad United States refuse entry to these two families with nine small children based solely on religion? There has been much moaning and wailing and gnashing of teeth over this sordid tale. Donald Trump isn’t even president yet.
When it is laid out like that, who could not have sympathy for their plight? Obviously, they could not be terrorists. Why deny them the same pleasure that untold millions have enjoyed in the Happiest Place on Earth? But like the old Paul Harvey Show that gave us so many interesting and ironic facts behind the familiar stories, we too must look at all the facts before forming an opinion.
Doesn’t anyone find it strange that two adult males were taking their nine children to the number one family destination in America, without their wives? I remember going to Disney World in Florida with my young son and wife. It turned out to be a tag team event with my wife and I taking turns watching him and racing from place to place every time his little eyes spied something interesting. I can’t imagine what it would have been like to have been without my wife.
The BBC story told how the family had to scrimp and save to come up with nine thousand dollars to pay for the flight. So, why did they decide to go to Disneyland instead of Disney World? A person flying from London to Anaheim costs about 771 dollars but a flight to Orlando is just 533 dollars. That’s a difference of $238 times 11 is $2618. There is very little difference between the two destinations. That is, except the ancillary expenses for food and lodging are much higher in California.
Their address is somewhat problematic also. They live in Waltham Forest, a hotbed of radical Islamists. That is where Anjem Choudary is from. Again, that is no proof of terrorism but it does have to be considered as a factor in deciding whether to allow entry into the United States. There is also the fact that the children ranged in ages from 8 and 19 years of age. Nineteen is not a child. Muslims often use young children as suicide bombers.
Another reason that the trip would sound off warning bells is that the brothers have confirmed ties to al Qaeda. The BBC never mentioned that. Who do they think they are? The New York Times? US intelligence found out that a Facebook page tied to their address expressed support for al Qaeda. Some might find that suspicious but not the BBC.
The brother of Mohammad Tariq Mahmood, whose first name is not mentioned, had traveled to Israel, where he was detained, then kicked out of the country. That may also be considered suspicious. Except to the BBC, of course.
As Paul Harvey would say, “And now you know, the rest of the story.”
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