(THE HILL) A Muslim-American Olympian who is representing her country at the Summer Games says she fears for her safety back home in the U.S.
“[I feel unsafe] all the time,” fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad said Thursday in Rio de Janeiro, according to The Daily Beast.
Muhammad, America's first Olympian to wear a hijab, said she blames rising anti-Islamic sentiment.
“I had someone follow me home from practice and try to report me to the police,” she said. "And this is right on 28th and 7th in New York City.
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