There was a huge upheaval in January when snowshoe champion Tanveer Hussain and his team manager were denied travel visas to the United States. The denial was first blamed on President Trump’s Travel ban, but U.S. officials adamantly denied that was the cause.
Hussain was eventually allowed a visa due to the “personal efforts” of Senator Schumer and New York’s other Democratic senator, Kirsten Gillibrand. The two men were welcomed as heroes and even given free lodging at a local Inn. The joyous occasion wasn’t to last however when Hussain was arrested for allegedly molesting a 12-year old girl at the very Inn that welcomed him so openly.
Chief Charles A. Potthast Jr. of the Saranac Lake Village police force said the girl was playing pool Monday afternoon with other young people at the inn where Hussain was staying. “There was a moment when the two were alone, and that’s when the incident occurred,” Potthast said. The girl told police that there was a “passionate kiss” and that Hussain touched her in an intimate area on top of her clothing. Hussain remains jailed on $10,000 bond. Khan said the athlete told him that he did nothing wrong. Muddasir Mir, president of the SnowShoe Federation of India, said the next court hearing is set for Monday.
“It’s an unfortunate situation, both for the community there in the U.S. who supported us and the federation,” Mir said. “We have full faith in the American law, and as there is a court proceeding going on, that is going to be my only comment.” Hussain hails from the Indian side of the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, which is predominantly Muslim. “In Kashmir, we have a tradition of showing love to children. We hug and kiss a child here, and our society doesn’t see it as a crime,” he said.
Mir had said that the visas would not have been issued without the “personal efforts” of Schumer and New York’s other Democratic senator, Kirsten Gillibrand. On Feb. 25, Schumer celebrated Hussain’s “rock star” welcome in a Facebook post, saying that the United States is “still a country that welcomes athletes from across the globe to compete in our stadiums, our snow-covered fields and everywhere in between.”
Once again it seems as though Democrats will sacrifice anything to lean heavily on the side of those that want to harm us. Funny how this isn’t being addressed by the morons on the news. I guess our children matter less than a false and dangerous ideology.
H/T [ Washington Post ]