Man with Muslim name blocked from playing video game

This is so wrong

man with Muslim name blocked

Muhammad Zakir Khan, An assistant professor of speech communication at Broward College in Florida, was blocked from signing up for Epic Game’s Paragon beta this weekend. When Khan entered his first and last name in the online form and hit the submit button, he was informed that he’d been blocked from registering because his name.

The form said, in red letters:

“Your account creation has been blocked as a result of a match against the Specially Designated Nationals list maintained by the United States of America’s Office of Foreign Assets control. If you have questions, please contact customer service at accounts@epicgames.com”

LinkedIn lists 16,031 professionals named Muhammad Khan in its database. It’s more common than Joe Smith, which has 10,070 listed professionals.

Khan tweeted a screen grab of the form, and said, “@EpicGames My name is Khan and I am not a terrorist. #Islamophobia”

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