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Muslim-American Olympian who won bronze in Rio says she was detained for 2 hours at an airport and doesn't know why

Ibtihaj Muhammad made history in Rio over the summer when she became the first female Muslim-American to medal at the Olympics for the United States. She was also the first American to compete in a hijab, and won bronze in the team saber competition.

On Tuesday, Muhammad, who is a New Jersey native and Duke University alumna, told Popsugar that she was recently detained for two hours at an airport.

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Mariel Zagunis (L) of the U.S. competes against her compatriot Ibtihaj Muhammad during the women's individual sabre fencing semi-finals at the Pan American Fencing Championships in San Jose August 3, 2010. REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate (COSTA RICA - Tags: SPORT FENCING)
(L-R) Anne-Elizabeth Stone, Mariel Zagunis, Ibtihaj Muhammad and Dagmara Wozniak of the U.S. celebrate their victory over France in the women's team sabre final match at the World Fencing Championships in Kazan July 21, 2014. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT FENCING)
Winners of the women's team sabre competition (L-R) Anne-Elizabeth Stone, Ibtihaj Muhammad, Mariel Zagunis and Dagmara Wozniak of the U.S. attend a medal ceremony at the World Fencing Championships in Kazan July 21, 2014. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT FENCING)
Bronze medals winners in the women's team sabre competition (L-R) Anne-Elizabeth Stone, Mariel Zagunis, Ibtihaj Muhammad and Dagmara Wozniak of the U.S. pose for a picture after a medal ceremony at the World Fencing Championships in Moscow, Russia, July 17, 2015. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor
U.S. Olympic team fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad poses for a portrait at the U.S. Olympic Committee Media Summit in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, March 9, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
Jul 23, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Ibtihaj Muhammad , Dagmara Wozniak and Mariel Zagunis of the United States celebrate after winning the women's fencing team sabre gold medal match during the 2015 Pan Am Games at Pan Am Aquatics UTS Centre and Field House. Mandatory Credit: Matt Detrich-USA TODAY Sports
2016 Rio Olympics - Fencing - Preliminary - Women's Sabre Individual Table of 32 - Carioca Arena 3 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 08/08/2016. Ibtihaj Muhammad (USA) of USA. REUTERS/Issei Kato FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
2016 Rio Olympics - Fencing - Preliminary - Women's Sabre Individual Table of 32 - Carioca Arena 3 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 08/08/2016. Ibtihaj Muhammad (USA) of USA. REUTERS/Issei Kato FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
2016 Rio Olympics - Fencing - Preliminary - Women's Sabre Individual Table of 32 - Carioca Arena 3 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 08/08/2016. Ibtihaj Muhammad (USA) of USA celebrates winning her match. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
2016 Rio Olympics - Fencing - Victory Ceremony - Women's Sabre Team Victory Ceremony - Carioca Arena 3 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 13/08/2016. Ibtihaj Muhammad (USA) of USA celebrates winning the bronze medal. REUTERS/Toru Hanai FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
2016 Rio Olympics - Fencing - Victory Ceremony - Women's Sabre Team Victory Ceremony - Carioca Arena 3 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 13/08/2016. Ibtihaj Muhammad (USA) of USA and Dagmara Wozniak (USA) of USA celebrate winning the bronze medal. REUTERS/Issei Kato FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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Muhammad was asked whether she knew anyone personally who had been affected by Donald Trump's executive order, which barred immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the country.

"Well, I personally was held at Customs for two hours just a few weeks ago," she said. "I don't know why. I can't tell you why it happened to me, but I know that I'm Muslim. I have an Arabic name. And even though I represent Team USA and I have that Olympic hardware, it doesn't change how you look and how people perceive you."

"Unfortunately, I know that people talk about this having a lot to do with these seven countries in particular, but I think the net is cast a little bit wider than we know," Muhammad added. "And I'm included in that as a Muslim woman who wears a hijab."

Related: See Ibtihaj Muhammad and Gabby Douglas at the 2017 MAKERS Conference:

It is unclear from Muhammad's answer whether this happened to her before or after Trump's executive order.

Look back on the Rio Olympics:

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2016 Rio Olympics - Athletics - Olympic Stadium - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 11/08/2016. A worker hangs a sign at the Olympic Stadium. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
2016 Rio Olympics - Athletics - Olympic Stadium - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 13/08/2016. Ticket holders walk into the stadium. REUTERS/Carlos Barria FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
2016 Rio Olympics - Olympic Park - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 31/07/2016. Volunteers walk between Coca Cola branded tables near the main press centre and broadcast centre. REUTERS/Kevin Coombs TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
2016 Rio Olympics - Artistic Gymnastics - Preliminary - Men's Qualification - Subdivisions - Rio Olympic Arena - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 06/08/2016. Kohei Uchimura (JPN) of Japan falls as he competes on the horizontal bar. Dylan Martinez: "I first photographed gymnastics at the Athens Olympics in 2004 and I've been fortunate enough to shoot it at the further three Olympic Games and half a dozen or so world championships. And really, I feel as though I'm only just starting to understand the sport. It's about beauty, strength, endurance, bravery but most importantly, technique. Japan's Kohei Uchimura has it all. He's without doubt one of my favourite gymnasts to photograph. He takes it to another level. Especially the bravery. Here Uchimura fails to hold on to the high bar but in the next frame he gets up, dusts off the chalk and starts again." REUTERS/Dylan Martinez FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. SEARCH "OLY BEST" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY.
Rio Olympics - Olympic Park - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 31/07/2016. A man smokes a cigarette at a hotel outside the Olympic Park. REUTERS/Kevin Coombs
Journalists wait for a bus following the first night at athletics competition at Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil August 13, 2016. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
Soccer matches are seen above toilets at the Rio/Brasa churrascaria steakhouse in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil August 4, 2016. PIcture taken August 4, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
Rio Olympics - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 10/08/2016. A man speaks through a megaphone to direct people in the Olympic Park. REUTERS/Kevin Coombs
Brazilian Marines walk past Olympic rings as they patrol Copacabana Beach during the 2016 Rio Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 10, 2016. REUTERS/Murad Sezer
2016 Rio Olympics - Golf - Preliminary - Women's training - Olympic Golf Course - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 15/08/2016. A capybara, known as the largest rodent in the world, is shown near the third fairway during a practice round for women's Olympic golf competition. REUTERS/Andrew Boyers FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
2016 Rio Olympics - Artistic Gymnastics - Final - Women's Team Final - Rio Olympic Arena - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 09/08/2016. Simone Biles (USA) of USA during the women's team final. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. SEARCH "OLY BEST" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
2016 Rio Olympics - Athletics - Semifinal - Men's 100m Final - Olympic Stadium - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 14/08/2016. Photographers wait for the start of the men's 100m final race won by Usain Bolt (JAM) of Jamaica. Picture taken August 14, 2016. REUTERS/Rickey Rogers FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
2016 Rio Olympics - Artistic Gymnastics - Final - Men's Individual All-Around Final - Rio Olympic Arena - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 10/08/2016. The venue for the men's individual all-around final is seen. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. SEARCH "OLY WID" FOR ALL IMAGES. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
2016 Rio Olympics - Golf - Preliminary - Training session - Olympic Golf Course - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 09/08/2016. An owl looks out from beside a sand bunker on the Olympic Golf Course during a practice session. REUTERS/Andrew Boyers FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
Rio Olympics - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 13/08/2016. A man catches a tennis ball next to the rings in the Olympic Park. REUTERS/Kevin Coombs TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
The moon sets behind a hill and a building with an electronic sign for the Rio 2016 Olympics in the Copacabana neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, August 17, 2016. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly
2016 Rio Olympics - Tennis - Olympic Tennis Centre - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 10/08/2016. The court is cleaned by personnel as matches were delayed due to rain. REUTERS/Toby Melville FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. SEARCH "OLY BEST" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
2016 Rio Olympics - Athletics - Final - Men's Marathon - Sambodromo - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 21/08/2016. First placed Eliud Kipchoge (KEN) of Kenya celebrates with supporters. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. SEARCH "OLY BEST" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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