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Ibtihaj Muhammad, Olympic Athlete and Fashion Designer

Ibtihaj at US Embassy in London demonstrating her fencing equipment

Learn five things about Ibtihaj Muhammad, the first women to compete in the Olympics for the United States while wearing a Hijab.

The Hollywood Reporter recently wrote about Ibtihaj Muhammad, a Muslim athlete who will become the first woman to compete for the United State while wearing a hijab during the 2016 Olympics. Read a brief excerpt of the piece below:

“She’s also a fashion designer.

“Apparently fashion and fencing is a thing. Case in point: Fellow fencer Miles Chamley-Warson is a runway model and Muhammad is a fashion designer. The 30-year-old competitor founded e-comm site Louella, offering what the label describes as a ‘fresh and vibrant look to the modest fashion industry.’ The brand, made in L.A., carries long-sleeve flowy dresses (up to $120 each), wide-legged jumpsuits (up to $85 each) and minimalist tunics (from $40 to $50).

“She’s given fencing lessons to the First Lady.

“At the 100-day countdown to the Rio Olympics kickoff in New York’s Times Square in April, Muhammad had the opportunity to give Michelle Obama a quick fencing lesson before FLOTUS practiced the moves with a young girl using foam foils. It was then that the two women shared a warm embrace, in the midst of an election cycle that has witnessed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump making anti-Muslim remarks.”


Read the full story @ The Hollywood Reporter …