International ban on Muslims carrying electronic devices
Tuesday 21st March 2017 | Shuaib
The department of homeland security recently authorized the ban of electronic devices from being brought on to passenger airlines from 8 Muslim countries. The UK is to follow the US in enforcing a similar ban.
This means that any devices that are larger than a mobile phone will not be allowed, such as laptops or tablets.The UK ban will affect Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunsia and Saudi Arabia.
The US justified this ban by stating "evaluated intelligence indicates that terrorist groups smuggle explosive devices in various consumer products."
However Turkish transport minister Ahmet Arslan argued that the ban was "not a right move," and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called the ban unfair and asked for a reversal.
Once again the Trump administration has put more restrictions on Muslims, the only difference this time is now the UK government is working right alongside the US.
Below are the list of airports affected by the ban:
Hamad International Airport-Qatar
Dubai International Airport-UAE
Abu Dhabi Internation Airport-UAE
Ataturk International Airport-Turkey
Queen Alia International Airport-Jordan
Cairo International Airport-Egypt
King Abdul Aziz International Airport-Saudi Arabia
King Khalid International Airport-Saudi Arabia
Mohammed V Airport-Morocco
Kuwait International Airport-Kuwait