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The London-born actor, who played Bodhi Rook in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, was on his way to Chicago when he was stopped for interrogation at an unnamed US airport

British Star Wars actor Riz Ahmed accuses the US authorities of & # 39; racial profiling & # 39; after being banned from a flight on suspicion that he was a terrorist

  • Star Wars actor was banned from a flight on suspicion that he was a terrorist
  • Riz Ahmed has accused the US authorities of & # 39; racial profiling & # 39; about the incident
  • Ahmed was forced to miss a Star Wars Celebration convention as a result
  • He called on Hollywood to be more careful about how Muslims are presented
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Star Wars actor Riz Ahmed accused the US authorities of & # 39; racial profiling & # 39; because he forbade him to flee on suspicion that he was a terrorist.

The London-born actor, who played Bodhi Rook in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, was on his way to Chicago when he was stopped for questioning at an unnamed US airport.

The actor blamed & # 39; racial profiling & # 39; for US Homeland Security officials who prevented him from starting his flight and forced him to miss a Star Wars Celebration convention.

The London-born actor, who played Bodhi Rook in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, was on his way to Chicago when he was stopped for interrogation at an unnamed US airport

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The London-born actor, who played Bodhi Rook in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, was on his way to Chicago when he was stopped for interrogation at an unnamed US airport

& # 39; It's scary to be a Muslim now, super scary & # 39 ;, he said and spoke for the first time about the April incident.

He added that he is often stopped and searched at airports.

& # 39; I have often wondered: "Will this be the year in which they meet us, if this will be the year in which they will bring the Islamic register of Trump into action?"

When he called on Hollywood to be more careful about how Muslims are presented on the screen, Ahmed said: & I think there is literally a life at stake here.

The representation of Muslims on screen – that feeds the policies that are enacted, the people being killed, the countries being invaded. & # 39;

US Homeland Security declined to comment without knowing the exact date of the alleged incident.

Star Wars actor Riz Ahmed accused the US authorities of & # 39; racial profiling & # 39; because he forbade him from a flight on suspicion that he was a terrorist
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Star Wars actor Riz Ahmed accused the US authorities of & # 39; racial profiling & # 39; because he forbade him from a flight on suspicion that he was a terrorist

Star Wars actor Riz Ahmed accused the US authorities of & # 39; racial profiling & # 39; because he forbade him from a flight on suspicion that he was a terrorist

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