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AIBU to want to give maths teacher Juhel Miah an UnMNhug

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Neome Tue 21-Feb-17 02:31:02

Really upset by this
www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/20/british-muslim-teacher-denied-entry-to-us-on-school-trip
sad
What can I do to show support?

What a horrible lesson for the children.

KermitRuffinsTrumpet Tue 21-Feb-17 02:41:10

That is shocking. The poor man. I'm glad Neath council have taken it up.

Neome Tue 21-Feb-17 03:09:02

Yes, I hope they demand action from all responsible parties.

RainyDayBear Tue 21-Feb-17 03:39:33

YANBU, I'm glad his employers are demanding answers! Poor man.

listsandbudgets Tue 21-Feb-17 04:39:32

Speechless

ChasedByBees Tue 21-Feb-17 05:10:05

That is awful. sad

finova Tue 21-Feb-17 05:31:00

Dreadful

Euphemia Tue 21-Feb-17 06:55:55

That's disgusting! The poor man, and his poor pupils!

Fucking Trump. angry

Iris65 Tue 21-Feb-17 07:00:02

Horrible. Not sure what to do about it - #IamJuhelMiah?
But definatley campaign against Trump and the bigotry he stands for.

GreatFuckability Tue 21-Feb-17 07:01:34

I'm appalled. I live locally and I also want yo show support somehow.

kalinkafoxtrot45 Tue 21-Feb-17 07:03:46

I wonder what our government will say.

TheProblemOfSusan Tue 21-Feb-17 07:04:44

Years ago this happened to us on a school trip, but it was a pupil. She had been born overseas somewhere and didn't have the correct visa for France. They kept us for ages in the coach and kept rechecking everyone's passport and being really suspicious. The poor girl's dad hadn't realised that we were travelling overland and had only got her a visa for our destination country.

It was really frightening and in the end they had to refuse her entry so she and our terrifying German teacher had to get off a coach at two in the morning and just... Find somewhere to stay in Folkestone.

I can't imagine in this climate how scared those kids and staff must have been for their teacher and embarrassing for the poor man who probably checked and rechecked and did everything right.

Zippidydoodah Tue 21-Feb-17 07:06:22

Unbelievable. angry

youarenotkiddingme Tue 21-Feb-17 07:13:30

That's dreadful angry

Gileswithachainsaw Tue 21-Feb-17 07:20:03

That poor man sad

Megatherium Tue 21-Feb-17 07:26:08

Absolutely disgraceful. I'm fascinated to hear what the US has to say about it. Or is this going to be another of those convenient bits of "fake news"?

SoupDragon Tue 21-Feb-17 07:27:54

Hopefully this will shut up anyone who thinks Trump had a point.

StealthPolarBear Tue 21-Feb-17 07:28:36

I'm confused.
I thought British Muslims were 'allowed'
I also thought his ban had been overturned
tbh it's bad enough it happens to anyone

StealthPolarBear Tue 21-Feb-17 07:29:34

I'm dying to visit new York but won't be going until this madness is over

twinmamma2b Tue 21-Feb-17 07:32:11

Stealth - it could be that he has dual nationality. If the other nationality is one of the banned ones, the rule applies. angry

StealthPolarBear Tue 21-Feb-17 07:33:32

Ah ok. Thought it was the other way round.
am I being naively hopeful to hope this will help the anti trump cause.

Megatherium Tue 21-Feb-17 07:34:21

No, the report says very clearly that he does not have dual nationality.

StealthPolarBear Tue 21-Feb-17 07:35:26

So brits are no longer welcome in America?
Well that's good to know smile

Piglet208 Tue 21-Feb-17 07:37:06

Unfortunately the US will not comment and no press will be allowed to ask Trump. It really is concerning that this is happening. poor teacher and colleagues and pupils.

ArgyMargy Tue 21-Feb-17 07:37:45

Actually I think it's potentially a good lesson for children - they will recognise it for the shameful bigoted act that it is. Children are very good at seeing when things are unfair.

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