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Outcry against Shah Rukh's detention 'ridiculous': Swamy

Swamy said the detention had nothing to do with Khan bearing the Muslim name because some months ago, senator Edward Kennedy was off-loaded at Washington DC airport.

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Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy today termed as 'ridiculous' the outcry against detention of Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan for about two hours at the Newark airport in the US.

Swamy said the detention had nothing to do with Khan bearing the Muslim name because some months ago, senator Edward Kennedy of the iconic Kennedy clan was off-loaded at Washington DC airport because his namesake, an Irish terrorist, was on the airport watch list.

Despite Kennedy producing his ID that he was a US senator and not an 'Irish terrorist', he was not allowed to board his flight, Swamy said in a statement here.

"The outcry against US homeland security agents, for detaining Mumbai cine actor Shah Rukh Khan at the Newark New Jersey Airport for about two hours to verify his antecedents is ridiculous", he said.

After the 9/11 terrorist attack,the US has prevented every possible attempts since then by 'Islamic terrorists,' he said, adding, "this feat they have achieved by being over cautious."
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