My brother, Saadiq, grew up with our family here in Oklahoma.
He served 10 years in the Air Force working to defend the American dream.
He spent some time overseas working various jobs, and then recently as he was about to come home for a visit, something mysterious happened -- my brother was not allowed on his flight and was told that he's on the No Fly List.
Saadiq tried to come home twice so far, but as recently as November 8, he was told by agents in Qatar, where he is currently, that he is not welcome in the United States.
My mother is sick. She has congestive heart failure. She can't fly to see her son, and I'm worried that they won't ever be able to see each other again.
I appreciate the safety measures the FBI and Homeland Security are taking to protect Americans like us, but it's frustrating and deeply upsetting to know my brother is on the No Fly List but to not hear back anything else from the government about why or how we can help resolve what I can only assume is a huge misunderstanding.
My brother is an American hero who served in the Air Force. He has no criminal record. My mother is ill. My family has suffered enough embarrassment from this No Fly List mix-up, and I appreciate everyone's support in please asking the FBI and Homeland Security to grant my brother the respect he deserves.
Please sign to stand with us in asking that Saadiq Long be removed from the No Fly List so he can come home to be with his family for the holidays.
Saadiq Long is an American hero who served in the Air Force. While we respect the government's interest in national security, we can't trade that for the freedom of individuals like Saadiq. He has no criminal record and just wants to be able to visit his family in Oklahoma. Please take him off the no-fly list so he can be with his loved ones.