January 16, 2014

Judge rules in favor of Muslim woman on no-fly list

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Rahina Ibrahim, a mother of four with a doctorate from Stanford University, was waiting to board a flight from San Francisco to Hawaii en route to Malaysia in 2005 but was told she was on the no-fly list. Photo courtesy of McManis-Faulkner law firm

Rahina Ibrahim, a mother of four with a doctorate from Stanford University, was waiting to board a flight from San Francisco to Hawaii en route to Malaysia in 2005 but was told she was on the no-fly list. Photo courtesy of McManis-Faulkner law firm

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(RNS) A Muslim woman now living in Malaysia struck a blow to the U.S. government’s “no-fly list" when a federal judge ruled that the government violated her due process rights by putting her on the list without telling her why.