We hope you enjoyed your brief visit to Reykjavik

Here we have an utterly baffling story of a Welsh Muslim teacher on a school trip to the US who was taken off the plane in Reykjavik and sent back to the UK for no known reason.

Juhel Miah, 25, told BBC Wales: “All I want is a reason, I want to know why they kicked me off the flight.”

Mr Miah had flown to Reykjavik, Iceland, with the party from Llangatwg Community School in Aberdulais, Neath, before boarding an onward flight to New York on 16 February.

But before the plane took off he was escorted off by security staff.

First Minister Carwyn Jones has written to the Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson for “urgent clarification” in the case, and Neath Port Talbot council has written to the US Embassy to “express its dismay” at the treatment of Mr Miah.

I’m left wondering what the US Embassy can have had to do with it – and which one?

But whichever one, are US embassies now in the business of throwing people off planes in other countries?

In the letter, Mr Jones says he understands Mr Miah was “escorted from the aircraft by US Homeland Security personnel”.

The US Embassy in London has been asked to comment.

Mr Miah, whose first name is Mohammed but is known as Juhel, was in charge of eight pupils at the time and said there were a total of 39 pupils and five members of staff on the trip.

The teacher, from Swansea, who says he has a visa which is valid until 2019 and does not have a criminal record, said: “Everyone looked at me like I’d done something wrong.

“It made me feel really small, even though it shouldn’t have. I repeatedly asked on what ground they were kicking me off the flight, no-one could give me an answer.”

Then why were they doing it?

Even Trump’s grotesque ban didn’t apply to people from the UK. The British government was given assurances on that point at the time.

Mr Miah said he has a British passport and does not have dual nationality. His family’s ethnic background is Bangladeshi.

“I can’t think why they wouldn’t want me on the plane, apart from maybe because I’m a Muslim,” he said.

He added that he had never been to any of the seven Muslim-majority countries included in an executive order signed by US President Donald Trump, temporarily barring people from those places.

An executive order which federal courts tore up and threw in the garbage.

Mr Miah, who teaches maths at the 700-pupil school, said he was also denied access to the US Embassy in Reykjavik.

He said if he was not given a reason for what happened, he “would like someone to put their hand up and say ‘sorry, we made a mistake’.”

A council spokesman said: “No satisfactory reason has been provided for refusing entry to the United States – either at the airport in Iceland or subsequently at the embassy.

“Understandably he feels belittled and upset at what appears to be an unjustified act of discrimination.”

Not to mention inconvenienced.

Maybe it’s one of those no-fly list things? Mistaken or real? But then why wouldn’t it have been caught before the first flight, and why wouldn’t that be given as the reason?

What a clusterfuck.

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