This is probably the only instance of patriotic Americans cheering that one of their own was eliminated from the Olympics.
New Jersey Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad, the first Hijab-wearing athlete to compete for America, has been eliminated from individual competition in her round-of-16 match against France’s Cecelia Berder.
Muhammad has claimed that America made her feel “unsafe”. According to Hotair, she claimed “I had someone follow me home from practice and try to report me to police,” she said. “And this is right on 28th and 7th in New York City.”
“I’m very vocal about these things because I want people to know I’m not a novelty, I’m not special in any way, I’m a woman who wears hijab and these are my experiences,” she added.
Muhammad, who came in second to Michael Phelps in a vote on who should carry the American flag, also said, “I want people to know that as hard as [these racist incidents] are on me, they don’t come even close to things we’ve seen like the shooting in North Carolina or the rhetoric around the Khan family at the DNC. It’s ridiculous and we as a country have to change and I feel like this is our moment.”
Some of Muhammad's past tweets have surfaced on Twitter and they paint a very anti-America picture.
It's probably a good thing she wasn't voted to carry the American flag considering how she truly feels.