Muslim family banned from traveling to Disney vacation in California

British Prime Minister David Cameron's office is investigating after a Muslim family bound for a trip to Disneyland in California was stopped, the Guardian reports.

"U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials provided no explanation for why the country refused to allow the family of 11 to board the plane even though they had been granted travel authorization online ahead of their planned Dec. 15 flight," the report said.

Clarkston labeled a "terrorist sanctuary city"

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The action comes amid global tensions following terrorist strikes in Paris, Mali and San Bernardino, Calif. and a U.S. national debate over travel and immigration.

Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. recently sparked controversy with comments during a convocation speech during which he urged members of his student body to arm themselves. “I’ve always thought if more good people had concealed-carry permits we could end those Muslims before they walk in and kill..” he said.

On the national stage, presidential hopeful Donald Trump has called for a temporary ban on Muslim travelers to the United States,  prompting director Michael Moore to launch a "We Are All Muslim" protest at Trump Tower.

The former Miss Puerto Rico was stripped of her crown after blasting a series of anti-Muslim tweets in response to Moore's action.

British Labour MP Stella Creasy blasted the action keeping the London family from visiting the United States and laid part of the blame at Trump's feet.

“Online and offline discussions reverberate with the growing fear UK Muslims are being ‘trumped’ – that widespread condemnation of Donald Trump’s call for no Muslim to be allowed into America contrasts with what is going on in practice."

On the other hand, conservative British columnist Katie Hopkins has spoken out in favor of Trump's proposal (which is unconstitutional, of course).

“If Donald Trump wins the race to the White House I’m moving to America,” she tweeted the other day.

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Jennifer Brett
Jennifer Brett
Jennifer Brett is a multiplatform journalist and digital coach. She writes The Buzz blog for accessAtlanta.com.
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