Oklahoma Muslim man plans return trip to Middle East

McAlester native plans return trip to the Middle East.
by Carla Hinton Published: February 6, 2013

“In light of his past travel difficulties, Mr. Long requests that he be accorded the same right given to millions of American citizen travelers every day: the right to board the plane,” attorney Gadeir Abbas wrote.

Soltani said Long had no other run-ins with local law authorities after CAIR-Oklahoma held a December news conference in which Long and his sister, an Oklahoma City resident, said they had been harassed by the FBI several times since Long's return to McAlester.

“He's been through a lot, so we hope he will be able to go back to Qatar without any issues,” Soltani said. “CAIR Oklahoma will be here in the event he needs us.”

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by Carla Hinton
Religion Editor
Carla Hinton, an Oklahoma City native, joined The Oklahoman in 1986 as a National Society of Newspaper Editors minority intern. She began reporting full-time for The Oklahoman two years later and has served as a beat writer covering a wide...
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