Mis­taken Iden­tity

India Today - - NET FLUX -

‘ Don’t Fly Dur­ing Ra­madan’, is a blog post show­cas­ing the re­al­ity of be­ing a South Asian liv­ing abroad. New Yorker Aditya Mukerjee was de­tained at JFK Air­port for four hours where he was ques­tioned by FBI and Home­land Se­cu­rity. Af­ter be­ing checked for ex­plo­sive de­vices, they asked about his pray­ing habits— Mukerjee then re­alised they thought he was a Mus­lim. JetBlue air­lines then banned him from fly­ing that day. When he re­turned home, he says his apart­ment looked like it had been searched. His post de­scrib­ing the or­deal has got 15,000 com­ments.

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