According to the Associated Press:
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will review the treatment of an Iraqi-born Muslim woman who was forced to remove her hijab and strip-searched while being detained after she was barred from entering the country, officials for an American Muslim civil rights group said Thursday.
Safana Jawad, 45, a Spanish citizen, arrived Tuesday at Tampa International Airport from Spain and had planned to visit her 16-year-old son, who lives with his father in Pinellas County. She flew back to Spain on Thursday evening without seeing her son, her ex-husband, Ahmad Maki Kubba, 49, told the St. Petersburg Times.
Federal officials declined to comment about Jawad. In an interview the newspaper published Wednesday, Jawad said that federal agents told her she could not enter the country because she was connected to someone considered "suspicious." [Link]
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