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


Stupidity still reigns supreme with US border guards as they detain Mo Farah on suspicion of being a “terrorist.”

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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  • mindy1

    Poor guy, I am sorry this happend to him 🙁

  • Razainc_aka_BigBoss

    Evey time I hear Fatah this who he reminds me of

    I consider him the Muslim version of Uncle Ruckus

  • GaribaldiOfLoonwatch

    Yup…I’m writing a belated year in review for 2012 and came across when Jasser, Nomani, Fatah and co. came together begging to be profiled…comical.

  • Tanveer Khan

    Only explanation i can see yeah.

  • MAalHakeem

    So, they either have no common sense or know he’s not a terrorist but want to humiliate him.

  • Tanveer Khan

    But those were olympic gold medals. Millions of people would have seen Mo Farah on tv. It would be common sense to know hes not a terrorist.

  • Sam Seed

    Shame, as the one of the most advanced nations they are unable to ascertain the identity of a celebrity (Hint: Google). I think it makes them look silly, not smart. Well, to the residents of the US anyone outside is from a different planet.

  • Razainc_aka_BigBoss

    This is exactly what neocons in Canada like Ezra Levant and Tarek Fatah want and neocons in the States want to do they actually think were not doing enough of it

  • My friend Yusuf who is Somali was detained in England for 6 hours when he visited and 8 hours coming back home to Minnesota.

  • GaribaldiOfLoonwatch

    …because it seems to happen with regularity? Shahrukh Khan, Imran Khan and others, all famous have been targeted recently as well.

  • Razainc_aka_BigBoss

    Why does this not surprise me

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