Mapp-Maynard said Long's immediate plan was to travel to McAlester with his sister, Ava Anderson, to see his ailing mother Monday night.
“He's going straight home to McAlester. He was going to surprise her,” Mapp-Maynard said.
She said Long's monthslong wait is not something new for CAIR. Mapp-Maynard said other Muslims have encountered problems like Long's and, like the Air Force veteran, they were not told why they were on a “no-fly” list.