Nov 13 2010
Terrorist front group CAIR questioned the legality of recent incidents in which United Parcel Service (UPS) flagged packages containing passports of American Muslims traveling on pilgrimage to Mecca (hajj) and turned them over to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said 17 Virginia pilgrims (pilgrims?) missed their flight to Saudi Arabia when UPS failed to deliver the package containing their passports that had been sent to a travel agent in California to receive visas. The package was instead turned over to CBP officials. Only after CBP released the passports and agreed to cover the additional travel costs incurred by the pilgrims were they able to leave for hajj.
In another incident, CAIR said UPS flagged packages sent from California containing the passports of Muslims in Minnesota, California and Washington State seeking to go on hajj. The packages were flagged for “add’l security check by gov’t or other agency.” [UPS Tracking Information] A UPS official reportedly told the shipper of the packages, which were all ultimately delivered to their destinations, that they had been given to CBP.
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