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

A Muslim man born and raised in McAlester was allowed to return to Oklahoma after months of being prevented from leaving the Middle East bound for the United States.

BY CARLA HINTON Modified: November 20, 2012 at 12:16 am •  Published: November 20, 2012

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 Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

Long declined to talk...
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