Shah Rukh Khan detained at USA airport

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The Indian government has requested an official explanation from the USA about why Shah Rukh Khan, a famous Bollywood star was detained and questioned by the immigration. Shah Rukh Khan believes that he was stopped for having a Muslim name.

Read more about the news here.

My concern is that why does this make headline news when these types of occurrences happen everyday around the world, because people have Muslim names. This is a very common practice in the USA, where people are questioned for hours because of technicality of names. Has the USA not upgraded its intelligence? In the case of Shah Rukh Khan, they only had to Google his name and they would have known who he was.

These types of stereo typing used to happen in the USA during the cold war and during Nazi Germany. Why has the world gone silent now?



3 thoughts on “Shah Rukh Khan detained at USA airport

    Chad (Washington) said:
    August 16, 2009 at 9:02 PM

    Hmmmm… I believe the bigger problem here is that Muslim extremists have chosen to use “religion” as the basis for their conflicts with the rest of the world. When Mumbai was attacked, I felt saddened for the state of world affairs.

    I can’t help but wonder if Indians don’t also have a hightened sense of caution regarding Pakistani travelers that come to their country… do they? Does India not racially/nationaly profile civilians in an effort to protect their own citizens from future terrorist attacks? No? Yes?

      dawood tariq said:
      August 25, 2009 at 10:02 AM

      these are all rubbish to say thtat muslims are terriost.the american agcines FBI or any other inteligence have not given far it is concerned of shahrukh khan no one can suspest him he could be teroist.he is the biggest superstar and most famous personility in south asia

    wasapninworld said:
    August 18, 2009 at 11:24 AM

    BTW I could not care less if Shah Rukh Khan was questioned or not. I was trying to highlight that this happens everyday around the world and it is wrong. Why does it come to news when a celeb has troubles?
    I do not blame any state for taking actions to protect but there has to be limits and has to be based on thought not feelings.
    I choose USA as an example as it claims to be the beacon of the World.
    Regarding these extremists, please be aware that this monster was created by the USA during the afgan war. These extremists were the friends of the USA during the Afgan war. It was the USA that fed them and made them alive and then the USA just left them.
    And i do feel saddened by what is happening around the world and i also am trying to figure out ‘What is happening world’?

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