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Honeymooners ‘put back on plane and sent home’


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British couple Natasha Politakis, 29, and Ali Gul, 32, say they were detained at Los Angeles’ LAX airport because the groom is Muslim. Picture: SWNS/Mega

A BRITISH newlywed couple arriving in the United States for their dream honeymoon claim they spent 26 hours in airport detention before being put on a plane back to London “because the groom is Muslim”.

Natasha Politakis, 29, and Ali Gul, 32, forked out $15,000 for a two-week trip to Los Angeles, Hawaii and Las Vegas, The Sun reports.

But the newlyweds of Enfield, North London, claim they were locked up inside an immigration detention at Los Angeles’ LAX airport for 26 hours upon touchdown in the US.

The couple, who said they were treated “like criminals”, say they were never told why they were refused entry but suspect it is because of Ali’s Turkish origin.

When they arrived in Los Angeles for the first day o…

Read the full article at: http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/incidents/british-newlyweds-spend-26-hours-in-airport-detention-because-the-groom-is-muslim/news-story/7aa4143a1ad842dd27d36d25d55daec4

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