Egyptian comedian Bassem Youssef has been pretty vocal about U.S. President Donald Trump … but this time his message was one of fear.
The 43-year-old surgeon-turned-comic recently expressed his concern for Muslims living in Trump’s America in a video released by Now This.
“I’m scared, I’m fu**ing scared,” Youssef says in the video. “What will happen to me and people who look like me?” he continues.
In the op-ed video, Youssef continues to criticize the system that attaches the word ‘terrorism’ only when the person involved has a certain skin complexion and comes from a certain faith, the system that has time and again blamed Muslims for terrorism, when in reality no one suffers from terrorism more than the community itself.
“Making the lives of people who look like me more difficult will not make you safer,” Youssef says, referencing policies proposed by Trump since taking office.
In just the first 100 days of Trump’s presidency, Islamophobic incidents at U.S. borders spiked by 1,035 percent.
According to preliminary data released by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), 193 incidents involving U.S. Customs and Borders Protection were recorded from January to March of 2017, up from just 17 cases during the same period last year.
Of the 193, 181 were recorded after Trump’s attempted “Muslim ban,” which was signed on Jan. 27.
Is banning Muslims really going to make the United States safer?