06 Oct '11, 3pm

Environmentalist was barred from U.S. because FBI feared he’d glue himself to Palin:

Last week, the U.K.'s "most effective environmentalist," John-with-an-H Stewart, had his entry visa revoked mid-flight when he tried to visit the U.S. for a speaking tour. All we knew for sure was that customs officials had grilled him for six hours about his plans for his visit, then sent him back to Britain with nary a pat on the rump. But Kate Sheppard at Mother Jones has uncovered the real reason Stewart was barred from the country: Super-glue. Stewart was scheduled to do this speaking tour with British activist Dan Glass, who was also denied a visa to enter the U.S. (but at least didn't make it all the way here before being turned away). Glass is an anti-aviation-industry activist gadfly who once tried to glue himself to then-Prime Minister Gordon Brown. And the FBI et al. were apparently worried he'd do it again, and that Stewart would help. Officials' questions to S...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/list/2011-10-06-environmentalist-was...

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