(CNN) — A Muslim family in London say they were barred from a plane bound for Los Angeles, where they planned to visit Disneyland with their children, because of their religion.
The extended family, which included Tariq Mahmood, his brother Zahid and his wife Sadaf were at the gate, along with seven children. Their bags were on the plane. They said they were looking forward to visiting the Grand Canyon, Disneyland and other American tourist sites and were not given a reason for the ban, according to Tariq Mahmood.
However, a check by CNN of traveling family members on UK Electoral Roll shows an email address associated with 18-year-old Hamza Mahmoud that links to a suspicious Facebook page.
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