Noor Bin Ladin, who spells her last name with an ‘i’ rather than an ‘e’, was born in Switzerland. Her mother, a Swiss citizen, left her father in Saudi Arabia and raised her family in Europe. Bin Ladin spends much of her time in the United States and shared what airport security is like.
[S]he often finds herself detained in interrogation rooms at JFK or Logan Airports — sometimes for hours — as federal agents comb through her personal belongings.
..“Considering my name, I always felt it was normal and that they were doing their job,..[t]hey were nothing but courteous with me every time.”
She recalled a particularly lengthy stay at Logan Airport where she bonded with a security agent going through her iPod over their shared appreciation of Elvis Presley and Marvin Gaye.
..“I’ve experienced a wide spectrum of reactions. I’ve had people who were surprised, people who were curious.” If anyone has been afraid or wary, she says, they never said anything.
While TSA has never caught a terrorist, they can accurately claim they’ve caught a Bin Ladin.. albeit one who outspokenly supports President Trump.
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