Man stuck in Egypt on no-fly list coming to US

Yahya Wehelie of Burke has been stuck in Egypt for more than two months.

Updated: Jul 16, 2010, 09:32 AM IST

McLean: A US man, whose travels to Yemen landed him on the US no-fly list and left him stuck in the Middle East for months, will be allowed to return to the US.

Twenty-six-year-old Yahya Wehelie of Burke has been stuck in Egypt for more than two months but is now expected to arrive in New York Friday afternoon.

FBI agents had been questioning him about his time in Yemen. He went there almost two years ago at his parents` urging to study Arabic.

Wehelie says he doesn`t know why US officials reversed course, but he holds no ill will about the investigation.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Muslim advocacy group, had taken up Wehelie`s cause and questioned how Muslim citizens could be barred from returning to the country without due process.

PTI