It's really scary to be Muslim right now: Riz Ahmed
Los Angeles: Pakistani-origin English actor Riz Ahmed has opened up about Muslim representation in Hollywood, Islamophobia and the discrimination he faces because of his race, saying the current times are "super scary".
During an event focusing on diversity and multicultural issues across entertainment, sports, tech and politics, Ahmed headed a panel where he revealed that he has been constantly stopped and searched at airports.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ahmed said that a similar incident recently happened when he was travelling to Chicago for the Star Wars convention and was stopped by Homeland Security "from boarding the plane".
"I'm basically here to ask for your help, because it's really scary to be a Muslim right now. Super scary. I've often wondered, is this going to be the year when they round us up, if this is going to be the year they put Trump's registry into action," he said.
In May, Ahmed shared an account highlighting the racism his brother, Kamran Ahmed, a psychiatrist, faced on a recent trip.