Man with Hamas Items on Computer Can Be Deported

“A Palestinian blocked from joining his family in the Bay Area four years ago after being stopped at San Francisco International Airport with material on the Islamist group Hamas in his computer can be deported as a potential terrorist, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.

The man’s lawyer said, however, that the United States has not yet found a country that will accept him.

Tareq Abufayad, then 24, was returning from college in Egypt to join his family in San Mateo four years ago today when he was questioned at the airport by a customs agent who said Abufayad had a “confrontational” attitude.”

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/02/16/BANB1HO1BJ.DTL#ixzz1EF0zmQ7a

 

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