State Greens MP Mehreen Faruqi says America’s “fear of Muslims” is to blame for an incident which saw her being interrogated at LAX security and asked, “how did you get your Australian passport?”
Faruqi, who is visiting the US to research drug law reform, tweeted on Friday that she'd been "marched off" for an interview by LAX security.
Faruqi who is a Greens MP in NSW parliament blamed the current fear towards Muslims.
"I guess this is the type of racial profiling that is happening right now. There is such a fear of Muslims and this is part and parcel of that," she said.
Mark Di Stefano is a media and politics reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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