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US Border Guards Question Gold Medalist Mohammed “Mo” Farah On Suspicion of Being A Terrorist

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U.S. Border Guards Detained Mo Farah, Who Won Two Olympic Gold Medals Six Months Ago, On Suspicion Of Being A Terrorist

by Isaac Rauch (DeadSpin)

Mo Farah, gold-medal winner in the men’s 5,000m and 10,000m this summer in London, hilarious celebrator, and world-famous meme, couldn’t get through customs in Oregon over the Christmas holiday because he is of Somalian descent. That’ll show him for beating us in the Olympics! (And also expose our border control as haphazard racial profilers.) He even showed the guards his gold medals, reports the Sun:

Mo Farah was quizzed by US customs on suspicion of being a terrorist – even though he had his two Olympic gold medals in his suitcase.

The Team GB hero, one of the world’s most famous athletes, was hauled off for questioning after border guards saw he was born in Somalia.

Mo, 29, said: “I couldn’t believe it. Because of my Somali origin I get detained every time I come through US Customs. This time I even got my medals out to show who I am, but they wouldn’t have it.”

Mo, who came to Britain with his English-born dad as a child, was pulled aside as he headed to spend Christmas with his family in Portland, Oregon.

He moved there last year to work with legendary trainer Alberto Salazar at Nike’s HQ.

Farah was eventually released because Salazar has a friend that works for the FBI, which is disconcerting in and of itself—as Farah himself notes, “”God knows what would have happened if he didn’t.”

Team GB Olympics Hero Mo Farah Held In US Terror Bungle

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  1. Not that I’m hating, but why is he going to celebrate Christmas if he is Muslim?

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