Remember The Story About The Iraqi Mom Who Died Because of Travel Ban?

Demonstrators display placards during a rally against President Donald Trump's order that restricts travel to the U.S., Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, in Boston. Trump signed an executive order Friday, Jan. 27, 2017 that bans legal U.S. residents and visa-holders from seven Muslim-majority nations from entering the U.S. for 90 days and puts an indefinite hold on a program resettling Syrian refugees. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

I get that people are upset over Trump’s travel ban (which to be clear, is Obama’s travel ban, since he signed off on the list), but if you want to make an impact, be heard, then you don’t lie, because, eventually, you may be found out.


Then you just look like a jackass.

On Tuesday, Mike Hager, an Iraqi war veteran, told the tragic tale of attempting to bring his family from Iraq, including his sick mother, in order that she might receive crucial medical treatment.

From Fox 2, out of Detroit:

On Tuesday, Mike Hager told FOX 2 that he and his family were stopped while trying to return from Iraq to Michigan. He said that he was allowed through because of his American citizenship but his ailing mother and other family members were not. He then claimed that his mom passed away in Iraq on Saturday, as he was traveling to the United States.

That’s so sad! He just wanted to get her home, so she could get help!

But wait…

The leader of a mosque in Dearborn has confirmed to FOX 2 that a man who claimed his mother died in Iraq after being barred from returning to the United States under a ban instituted by President Trump this weekend, lied to FOX 2 about when her death occurred.

Imam Husham Al-Hussainy, leader of the Karbalaa Islamic Educational Center in Dearborn, says Mike Hager’s mom did not pass away this weekend after being barred from traveling to the United States. The Imam confirms that Hager’s mother died before the ban was put in place.

The travel ban puts a 90 day restriction on citizens from Somalia, Yemen, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, and Libya.


According to the Imam, Hager’s mom had kidney disease. Her trip to Iraq was to visit family.

“That’s true. The 22nd of January, his mom died,” Al-Hussainy said. “She did die but that was a couple weeks ago – before the ban.”

Al-Hussainy says Hager contacted him on January 19th to tell him his mother was very sick with kidney disease and he was going to Iraq to be with her. She died there on January 22nd and another mosque in the Detroit area here even held a prayer service in her honor.

The Imam, who voted for Trump, did not want to address the general unrest over the travel ban or the weekend chaos for travelers and protesters at the airports. Instead, he called for peace and patience.

Hager has since shied away from doing any interviews.

Gee… I wonder why? He was so vocal when he was crafting his narrative.

If you want to talk about “fake news,” I’d say there are grounds for it, here.

You can’t trust leftists with an agenda, and war service or not, that’s what this reeks of.




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