Safana Jawad Cleared
Turns out the Department of Homeland Security did make a mistake with Safana Jawad.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has apologized to a Muslim traveller strip-searched at the Pinellas County Jail after being detained at Tampa International Airport in April.
Federal agents said they denied Spanish citizen Safana Jawad entry to the U.S. on April 11 because she was suspected of being associated with someone they view as suspicious.
Jawad, 45, was taken to the jail, strip-searched according to protocol and held in a maximum security cell for two days. She was never told the identity of the suspicious person.
The bad news is that no one is sure why Jawad was detained. There are matters of national security. I can understand that argument. What bothers me is there never seems to be any accountability.