Saadiq Long was framed, I tell ya. Set up by The Man for the crime of being Muslim. Back in 2012 and 2013, the leftist/Islamic supremacist axis was working hard, wanting you to weep for Saadiq Long. MSNBC's Chris Hayes, hard-left activist Glenn Greenwald, and the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) all pitched in to make Long a martyr of "Islamophobia" and howling at the injustice done to him. But they aren't howling so loud now – now that Saadiq Long has been arrested by Turkish authorities for trying to join ISIS.
Greenwald laid out the case for lionizing Long with the most conviction and righteous indignation. "US Muslim placed on no-fly list is unable to see his ailing mother," he wept in the Guardian. Greenwald contended that Long, who lived in Qatar and wanted to return to Oklahoma to visit his poor mom, was placed on the No-Fly List for reasons unknown to him, and that he was unable to find out or challenge. "Long has now spent the last six months trying to find out why he was placed on this list and what he can do to get off of it. He has had no success, unable to obtain even the most basic information about what caused his own government to deprive him of this right to travel. He has no idea when he was put on this list, who decided to put him on it, or the reasons for his inclusion."