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Since President Donald Trump’s travel ban was first enforced, we have seen stories of all those who have been affected by the ban. This story about one of our own American Olympians will shock you.

Ibtihaj Muhammad, a bronze medalist during the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, spoje out against Trump’s xenophobic travel ban. Muhammad is a American born Muslim but shares that didn’t stop her from being detained at the airport.

Via Pop Sugar:

On standing together in solidarity against Trump:

“I think that when we stand in solidarity, we’ll be stronger. For those people who fail to see the injustices that are occurring, in particular with the Muslim community, I think it’s because you’ve sat in a seat of privilege for a long time, and you kind of choose to be myopic and not think of those people around you. This is a moment where we choose the moral high ground and we think of each other as brothers and sisters and speak up for those who may not be able to. How can you immediately help? I would say by donating to organizations like the ACLU, who can fight the ban and in real ways can help Muslims in this moment.”

Muhammad made history last year when she became the first U.S. athlete to compete in the Olympic Games while wearing a hijab.

Read her interview with Pop Sugar in its entirety here.


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