Muslim American Olympic fencer, Ibtihaj Muhammad has hit out at Donald Trump’s divisive anti-Muslim rhetoric.
Muhammad, who is the first American Muslim woman to compete in the Olympics wearing a hijab, slammed the Republican presidential candidate, saying, “I think his words are very dangerous.”
The athlete told CNN:
Muhammad hopes that her competing at the Rio Olympics will help change the discussion about Muslims in America, as she explained,
The 30-year-old graduate of Duke University was also quizzed by the BBC, revealing:
Muhammad, who now lives in New York noted:
We have to say we agree entirely, it’s time to stop the divisive, scare-mongering, racist tactics and realize that we are all just people.
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