Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Turban-Wearing Sikh American Actor Is Barred From Mexican Airplane

THE NEW YORK TIMES
By Christine Hauser
Waris Ahluwalia said Aeroméxico prevented him from boarding a flight to New York because he refused to remove his turban affiliated with his Sikh faith. Credit via Waris Ahluwalia
MEXICO---An American actor and designer said he was barred from boarding a plane in Mexico on Monday for a flight home to New York because he refused to remove his turban during a security check. The actor, Waris Ahluwalia, who follows the Sikh religion and wears a turban, said he checked in at the Aeroméxico counter at Mexico City’s international airport about 5:30 a.m. and was given his first-class boarding pass with a code that he said meant he needed secondary security screening. [link]
10 Essentials: Waris Ahluwalia. Presented by GQ