U.S. Olympic Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad was recently detained at the border, she told PopSugar at the MAKERS conference.
When asked about effects from Trump’s recent Muslim Travel Ban, Muhammad gave PopSugar some emboldening words:
“Well, I personally was held at customs for two hours just a few weeks ago. I don’t know why,” she said. “I can’t tell you why it happened to me, but I know that I’m Muslim. I have an Arabic name.”
"A few weeks ago"? You mean before the dreaded literally Hitler executive order? You mean before Trump was president? Yup. It happened in December.
A Customs official with direct knowledge of the incident has also disputed much of how she characterized what happened.
"She comes and goes many times. She travels quite extensively. She has never been stopped before," the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said Monday in an interview with the Washington Examiner, confirming that she was indeed detained. "She wasn't targeted. The checks are totally random; random checks that we all might be subject to."
Muhammad was also not held for two hours, he said, adding that the entire ordeal wrapped up in under an hour.
She gets detained in December of 2016 but uses the story to bash Trump in February of 2017! Nice try, muzzies.