A Muslim woman was turned away at the US-Canadian border after she was interrogated by agents about her religion and her views on President Trump.
Fadwa Alaoui, who is a Moroccan-born Canadian citizen, said she was traveling to Vermont with her cousin and children but were stopped at the Highgate Springs crossing.
“I felt humiliated, treated as if I was less than nothing. It’s as if I wasn’t Canadian,” Alaoui told CBC News in an interview Wednesday.
“He said, ‘Do you practice? Which mosque do you go to? What is the name of the imam? How often do you go to the mosque? What kind of discussions do you hear in the mosque? Does the imam talk to you directly?’” Alaoui said.
Border agents also asked her about Arabic videos on her phone. She said they were videos of daily prayers.
Alaoui said after the questioning, she waited about another hour. The border agents returned and told her she was being denied entry.
“They said, ‘You’re not allowed to go to the United States because we found videos on your phone that are against us,” Alaoui said.
There are several points that need to be made in reference to Alaoui’s claims.
#1. She claims that she was treated as if she was nothing as if she wasn’t a Canadian. Just because she immigrated Canada and was made a Canadian citizen doesn’t mean that she is somehow special and that she deserves special treatment from the United States.
#2. She claims that Border Patrol agents asked her about her specific religious questions and that targeted her because of her religion. Absolutely none of what she says has been proven to be true and Freedom Of Religion is only guaranteed to citizens of the United States, not citizens of foreign countries looking to enter the United States.
#3. Assuming that Border Patrol agents did, in fact, look through her cell phone and found materials that were against America what they found were most likely not videos of Muslims praying. It is extremely obvious when Muslims pray because they pray on special rugs or mats while in the fetal position. Border agents wouldn’t have asked about that because it would have been very obvious. Instead of border agents most likely found materials that they knew from the moment they saw them that something wasn’t right.
#4. The Muslim faith promotes lying and says that it is okay to deceive non-Muslims, it’s called Taqiyya.
#5. Muslims have been caught making up dozens of ‘Fake Hate’ crimes in which they claim they were attacked because they were Muslim and they usually associate the attack somehow to President Trump. Fake Hate crimes are a serious criminal offense and have lead to the arrests of many Muslims.
The great news is that Border Patrol agents turned this woman away and refused to let her into the Country because they deemed her to be a threat after finding dangerous materials on her.