From Truth and Action
The state Department of Public Safety has granted a school bus driver’s license to a Minnesota man who is on the Homeland Security “no-fly” list.
The department said it has no legal reason to deny a license to Amir Meshal, who already has a Minnesota commercial truck driver’s license.
But some lawmakers say the state law regulating school bus and commercial truck drivers should be changed.
So, what crime had this fellow done that placed him on the No-fly list? was this fellow The man, Amir Meshal, is under scrutiny from federal authorities for activities helping to recruit young people for terror groups. Hey, no reason he shouldn’t be driving around a bus load of impressionable kids…
Amir Meshal was banned from attending a local mosque in 2014, which said it “does not tolerate any advocacy or recruitment or extremism on its premises.”
He’s also been placed on a U.S. government “no-fly” list.
Documents obtained from the Department of Homeland Security by WCCO-TV say Meshal “is an individual who represents a threat of engaging in or conducting a violent act of terrorism.”
But in Minnesota, Meshal obtained a commercial trucker’s license on August 3, and got a school bus driver’s license on September 9, after passing a background check. Vetting is an art in Minnesota.
Meshal has never been charged with a crime, and he says he has never been told exactly why he’s on the no fly list.
The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the government, which it said extracted information from Meshal under torture.
Source: CBS TV
“Like any other American, Mr. Meshal is entitled to obtain a license for a job so he can build a full and peaceful life for his family, including his 11-month-old baby,” said Hina Shamsi, Director of the National Security Project at the ACLU.
“He has never been charged with a crime and has sued the government to obtain a fair process to challenge his wrongful inclusion on the No Fly List. Any suggestion that Mr. Meshal’s license somehow presents a concern is meritless and unfair.”
Meshal, who is an American citizen, was detained for more than four months in 2006 and interrogated over 30 times in three different countries by U.S. officials, according to the ACLU, after he traveled to Somalia to study Islam.
Nothing at all suspicious there…