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Muslim teacher denied entry into the United States during trip with his students

By Mason White 1:49 PM February 21, 2017
Juhel Miah
By: Tanya Clark

A teacher of the United Kingdom is demanding answers after he was denied entry into the United States.

25-year-old Juhel Miah of Swansea, Wales, was traveling with his colleagues and students when he was removed from an airplane.

Miah and his students from the Llangatwg Comprehensive School traveled to Iceland, and from there, they were supposed to fly to New York.

However, after he already boarded the flight, Miah was removed from the plane by security personnel in Reykjavik.

His colleagues and students continued on their trip without him.

A spokesman for the Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council said that they have written a letter to the U.S. Embassy in London, to express dismay at the treatment of Miah, as he had been issued with a valid visa for travel.

The spokesperson said that “the matter has also been raised with our member of parliament, but no satisfactory reason has been provided for refusing Miah entry into the United States either at the airport in Iceland or subsequently at the U.S. Embassy in Reykjavik.”

According to the spokesperson, the Muslim teacher went to the embassy to get answers, but he was refused permission to enter the building.

“Understandably, he feels belittled and upset at what appears to be an unjustified act of discrimination,” the spokesperson said.