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November 19, 2006

Shahid Mahmood Still Seeks Answers

The Toronto Star delves into problems with Canada's no-fly list with a profile of Shahid Mahmood, the architect and part-time cartoonist denied a ticket in 2004. Mahmood still has no answer as to why that denial took place, as Canada supposedly had no such list and the airline denies using an American one. Mahmood also has no idea what the cause of his being on any such list would be, although perhaps it's related to cartoons he's done critical of American foreign policy.

If you're like me, the part of the article that will make you grimace at the screen is the implication that Mahmood is building his file through the act of asking why he has a file in the first place.
posted 9:12 pm PST | Permalink

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