Saturday, April 22, 2006

America bars Iraqi immigrant who played hijacker in September 11 film

Welcome to America!

When Lewis Alsamari fled Iraq more than 10 years ago, he cannot have imagined that a terrorist atrocity would indirectly offer him the biggest break of his career.

This article has already pissed me off.

Granted asylum in Britain, he took up acting and eventually landed a leading role in a film recreating the fate of Flight 93 on 11 September, 2001.

A part he was born to play. Sorry, was that over the top?

But when United 93 opens at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York next week, the 30-year-old Iraqi is unlikely to be walking the red carpet with his co-stars because of visa problems.

And that proves it. We are a country who is unable to decipher television from reality.


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