Was the Star of a New Movie About Profiling, Profiled?
By Mary Theroux • Monday August 17, 2009 10:20 PM PDT •
As candidate for irony of the year award, note this news item wherein Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan
was detained Friday by U.S. immigration officials at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey because his name matched with some names on a computer alert list. The actor is in the U.S. to promote a new film, “My Name is Khan,” which is about racial profiling of Muslims after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
Read the full account here.