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Olympic medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad said she was detained for 2 hours by US customs

  • Ibtihaj Muhammad won the bronze medal for the U.S. at the Rio Olympic Games, but she still faces discrimination at the airport for her faith.
  • Muhammad, a fencer and the first Muslim American woman to win an Olympic medal, said that U.S. Customs and Border Protection detained her for two hours, culture site PopSugar reported on Thursday. 
  • Muhammad said she can’t really say for sure if her detention was due to Trump’s Muslim ban. However, the Olympian, who wears the hijab, said she believes she was detained for her religious faith. Read more

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