Feb 19 2017
A Muslim U.S. Olympian has been called out after falsely claiming she had ‘fallen victim’ to Donald Trump’s Travel Ban.
Ibtihaj Muhammad recently became the first female Muslim-American to wear a headbag (hijab) in Olympic competition.
Muhammad, a vocal Trump critic, claimed in an interview Tuesday that she was detained “just a few weeks ago” by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents. She said she was held for a few hours without explanation.
This serial complainer also whined about having to remove her Islamic supremacist headbag in order to get her Olympic badge before the games.
The following is a transcript of what Muhammad told Popsugar’s Lindsay Miller on Feb. 7 about the alleged incident with customs agents:
Popsugar: “Do you know anyone who was directly impacted by Trump’s travel ban?”
“Well, I personally was held at Customs for two hours just a few weeks ago. I don’t know why. I can’t tell you why it happened to me, but I know that I’m Muslim. I have an Arabic name. And even though I represent Team USA and I have that Olympic hardware, it doesn’t change how you look and how people perceive you.”
“Unfortunately, I know that people talk about this having a lot to do with these seven countries in particular, but I think the net is cast a little bit wider than we know. And I’m included in that as a Muslim woman who wears a hijab.”
As it happens, according to Muhammad herself, her purported “detention” took place in December while Obama was still president. Muhammad clarified several days after her Feb. 7 interview that she meant December 2016 when she said, “just a few weeks ago.”