Israeli security makes member of American Alvin Ailey dance troupe dance at airport | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Israeli security makes member of American Alvin Ailey dance troupe dance at airport

A performer with the famed American Alvin Ailey dance troupe on Tuesday said he was twice forced to perform steps for Israeli airport security officers to prove his identity before he was permitted to enter the country.

Abdur-Rahim Jackson, an eight-year veteran of the African-American dance ensemble, said he was singled out by Israel’s renowned airport security because he has a Muslim name. He called the experience embarrassing and said at one point, one of the officers even suggested he change his name.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would like to hope that the management and artistic director of this brilliant troop scratches Israel off its tour list henceforward after this little incident.

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