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Ohio 6-Year-Old Turns Up on Terror Watch List

Posted by on Jun. 26, 2010 at 9:01 PM
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Okay, I was reading this story on AOL News website and I found it a bit strange. How could a young child who has no ties nor as she every been to any place that would make them think she needed to be on the terror watch list. I would have been pissed off. I want you to read this story and tell me your thoughts on it.
Kim aka Bunny

Ohio 6-Year-Old Turns Up on Terror Watch List

June 26) – The father of a 6-year-old Ohio girl who turned up on the U.S. government's terror watch list says the worst thing his daughter has ever done is probably been mean to her sister.

But Santhosh Thomas, a doctor from Westlake, Ohio, says he's sure that's not enough to land his 6-year-old Alyssa on the no-fly list of suspected terrorists. "She may have threatened her sister, but I don't think that constitutes Homeland Security triggers," he told
CNN.

An airline ticket agent informed the family of their predicament when they embarked on recent trip from Cleveland to Minneapolis. "They said, 'Well, she's on the list.' We're like, okay, what's the story? What do we have to do to get off the list? This isn't exactly the list we want to be on," Thomas said.

The Thomases were allowed to fly that day, but authorities told them to contact the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to clear up the matter. Now they've received a letter from the government addressed to 6-year-old Alyssa, telling her that nothing in her file will be changed.

Federal authorities have acknowledged that such a no-fly list exists, but as a matter of national security, they won't comment on whose names are on it nor why. "The watch lists are an important layer of security to prevent individuals with known or suspected ties to terrorism from flying," an unnamed spokesman for the Transportation Security Administration told
Fox News.

"She's been flying since she was two-months old, so that has not been an issue," Alyssa's dad said. "In fact, we had traveled to Mexico in February and there were no issues at that time."

That's likely because of a recent change by the Transportation Security Administration, which used to check only international passengers' names against the no-fly list, but since earlier this month has been checking domestic passengers as well.

The Thomases told CNN they plan on appealing Alyssa's status to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security again, and will be sure to leave plenty of extra time for check-in the next time they fly.

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LancesMom
by Silver Member on Jun. 26, 2010 at 10:05 PM

What? I don't get it? Does she have the same name as someone else they have been watching? Why would anyone let the name of a 6 yr old get to a watch list? Who is making this list out??

clovismommy25
by on Jun. 26, 2010 at 10:08 PM

WTF! She is a little girl!

mommam58122
by on Jun. 26, 2010 at 10:08 PM

 wow just wow

dustinsmommy74
by on Jun. 26, 2010 at 10:50 PM

OMG! She is a child. What did she do? 

toniojr1
by on Jun. 26, 2010 at 10:56 PM
This is what I want to know


Quoting LancesMom:

What? I don't get it? Does she have the same name as someone else they have been watching? Why would anyone let the name of a 6 yr old get to a watch list? Who is making this list out??


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CountryMomma123
by on Jun. 27, 2010 at 12:00 PM

I don't think they are ever going to get the right answer to these and any other guestions. And if they do it might not be until she is an adult with the way our goverment is run now a days.

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