Saturday 27 October 2012

Thought police in the land of the unfree

Imran Khan, a former Pakistan cricket captain who became a politician, has been campaigning against US drone strikes that have killed many Pakistani civilians. On his way from Canada to New York to attend a fundraiser, he was taken off his flight by US immigration officials to be questioned over his views on drone strikes.

A US state department spokeswoman said "We are aware that Imran Khan was briefly delayed in Toronto before boarding the next flight to the United States."

If you intend to visit the US, and if you're politically active, get ready to be questioned about your political views.

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