Well, what can I say? I’m embarrassed that Yusuf Islam was denied entry into the United States. I’m irritated that there is no disclosure as to why. And I’m afraid for what this means for the future of this country (especially for those of us who live here and are not yet citizens).
Still, I credit Islam for keeping his sense of humor over the whole ordeal:
“They diverted the plane at the last moment to a place called Bangor, which I’d never heard of, and suddenly I was surrounded by FBIs who interrogated me,” Mr Islam said today. “I wasn’t handcuffed or anything like that. They actually treated me very well. The one positive thing I can say is that a lot of security officers are pleased because they got my autograph.”