Olympian Mo Farah’s #MuslimBan Post Is a Heartbreaking and Powerful Statement
Making his voice heard. Olympian Mo Farah wrote an emotional post about how Donald Trump’s refugee ban will directly affect his family, sharing his words via Facebook on Sunday, January 29.
Trump’s executive order suspended entry of all refugees for 120 days, barred Syrian refugees indefinitely and blocked entry into the U.S. for 90 days for nationals of seven predominantly Muslim countries: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
Farah, a British citizen and CBE recipient who was born in Mogadishu, Somalia, lives and works in Portland, Oregon, where he trains at the famed Nike Oregon Project with other runners. However, Trump’s new executive order might mean that Farah would not be allowed re-entry into the U.S. during the 90-day ban.
You can read the rest of his heartbreaking speech below:
WE SAID THIS: How many more lives will Donald Trump destroy?