‘Terrorist’ 3-month-old baby interviewed at US embassy in London
Paul Kenyon was filling out his grandson’s visa waiver form before the family went to Orlando, Florida when he accidentally ticked yes for the question, “Do you seek to engage in or have you ever engaged in terrorist activities, espionage, sabotage, or genocide?”
Kenyon only realized his mistake when the baby was refused a visa.
“I couldn’t believe that they couldn’t see it was a genuine mistake and that a three-month-old baby would be no harm to anyone,” Kenyon was quoted as saying.
The baby was brought to the London embassy to meet with officials. The round trip from Cheshire to London and back took about 10 hours, longer than the flight to Florida.
Holding a 3 month old for State Dept. questioning is exactly why Trump and Tillerson must be Impeached and Jailed.https://t.co/8gKhAoHavB— Adam B. Bear (@democraticbear) April 17, 2017
Grandfather accidentally ticks "yes" on baby's visa application asking about terrorist intentions. The rest is a dystopian Seinfeld episode. https://t.co/GRpJBy5zyy— Hend Amry (@LibyaLiberty) April 17, 2017
“I thought about taking him along in an orange jumpsuit, but thought better of it,” said Kenyon. “They didn’t appear to have a sense of humor over it at all and couldn’t see the funny side.”
“He’s obviously never engaged in genocide, or espionage, but he has sabotaged quite a few nappies in his time, though I didn’t tell them that at the US embassy,” he said.
Harvey’s new visa didn’t arrive on time and he and his parents had to book new flights to join the rest of the family in Florida a few days later.
“If you were a terrorist, I suspect you’d not be ticking yes on the ESTA form anyway,” Kenyon pointed out.