Ibtihaj Muhammad, the first Muslim American to win a medal for the United States in Olympic fencing, said Tuesday she was recently detained at U.S. Customs for two hours without reason.
“I don’t know why,” she told the web site Popsugar. “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.”
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