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Fake News: Muslim Olympian Was Detained Under Obama, Not Trump

 
Popsugar: Do you know anyone who was directly impacted by 's ?

: Well, I personally was held at Customs for two hours just a few weeks ago. I don't know why. I can't tell you why it happened to me, but I know that I'm . 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.

Unfortunately, I know that people talk about this having a lot to do with these seven countries in particular, but I think the net is cast a little bit wider than we know. And I'm included in that as a Muslim woman who wears a hijab.

Just one problem ... the incident happened in December. Before Trump was even sworn in, and long before his travel ban.

 

Here's some of the media headlines after her interview:
"Olympic athlete Ibtihaj Muhammad was detained because of President Trump's travel ban," read a headline published by Time magazine's Motto.

The U.K.'s Independent went with a story titled, "US Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad says she was detained by customs after Donald Trump's 'Muslim ban.'

"U.S. Ibtihaj Muhammad being detained illustrates why Trump's Muslim ban is not who we are as Americans," read the headline to an article published by the New York Daily .

The Hill published an article whose opening paragraph read, "A Muslim-American Olympic medalist says she was detained by Customs for nearly two hours without explanation after President Trump's travel ban was instituted a few weeks ago."

Sports Illustrated and ESPN published stories whose entire purpose was to tie Muhammad's customs tale to Trump's immigration order, though the reports don't come right out and say it.

The media isn't just bias. As I've said countless times over the years, they are lazy.

 

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