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Bangkok Airport Apologizes for Searching Muslim Cleric’s Turban

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BANGKOK — Thailand’s airport director has formally apologized for subjecting the spiritual leader of Thai Muslims to a security search that involved inspecting his turban with a metal detector.

In a photo taken by a bystander on 28 May, staff at Suvarnabhumi Airport can be seen using metal detector to scan the turban of Aziz Phitakkumpon, the Sheikh-ul Islam of Thailand. Aziz was sitting on a wheelchair at the time.

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