This is what passes for terrorism preparedness. It’s insane. There should be some logic. No terrorist would check off that they were a terrorist on some application. They had to have realized that this was a child, and it was probably an error. It’s a mindless bureaucracy:
The question that read, “Do you seek to engage in or have you ever engaged in terrorist activities, espionage, sabotage, or genocide?” was mistakenly answered with a yes instead of a no.
The infant was headed to his first overseas holiday to Orlando, Florida with his mother. According to the Guardian, the baby and his mother were taken from their home in Poynton, Cheshire, to the embassy in Grosvenor Square, London, to be questioned by officials. The round trip took nearly 10 hours — longer than the nine-and-a-half-hour flight time from Manchester to Orlando.