A popular imam claimed he was refused entry onto a US bound flight from Heathrow due to concerns about a Facebook follower on his social media page.

Mr Ajmal Masroor told getwestlondon how he was stopped before boarding and taken away by US customs officers who told him his visa had been revoked.

He was then questioned about a Facebook follower on his social media page and suggested there was a man following him that they didn't like and wanted to speak to.

"When I asked why my visa was revoked, he said I must have done something wrong" he said.

"Then he walked away with a smirk on his face. He was cold, calculated and unhelpful."

After taking the next steps advised and visiting the American Embassy, Mr Masroor was astounded with the behaviour he faced.

"When I arrived at the embassy, a man ushered me in and took me to a room in the basement.

"Two more men were waiting in the room. They all sat down behind a table and I sat down on a revolving chair.

"They told me that this was my turn to tell them my side of the story, perhaps I could tell them the reasons why I think my visa could have been revoked.

"That was astonishing to me! I was invited by the embassy to fix things and put things right, yet I felt I was being accused of something that was not being made clear and I was expected to say things.

"I have done nothing wrong. I have never been found guilty in any court in any part of the world.

"I have never been involved in any extremist activities, and in fact I am living with a death threat from an extremist group for speaking out against extremism."

Now, a month after the incident, he is still waiting to fly in order to deliver two talks in New York City.

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The cancellation left him out of pocket by thousands of pounds and he was forced to disappoint those who had flown to America to hear him speak.

Mr Masroor, from north London, has since set up a website called Flying While Muslim where people can highlight any experiences they consider to be unfair.

He said: "I have also launched an initial page of a website to log everyone's experience with US immigration and border control.

"Please visit the website, share it with others and if you have a story about your experience while traveling as a Muslim."

A well known speaker with over 28,0000 Facebook followers, the Imam, who campaigns to combat religious extremism, said it was a humiliating experience.

The US Embassy have been approached but declined to comment.