Actor Riz Ahmed suggests Trump might round up Muslims for deportation

“(Hasan Minhaj) could win a Peabody, I could win an Emmy, Ibtihaj Muhammad could win the Olympics, but some of these obstacles are systemic, and we can’t really face them alone,” the Venom star said. “We need your help. I’m basically here to ask for your help. Because it’s really scary to be a Muslim right now. Super scary.”

The Rogue One: A Star Wars Story actor went on to ponder whether the Trump administration would put a so-called “Muslim registry” into action or even begin rounding Muslims up and deporting them overseas, adding that people’s “lives are quite literally at stake.”

“With all my privilege and profile, I often wonder if this is going to be the year they round us up, if this is the year they’re going to put Trump’s Muslim registry into action, if this is going to be the year they ship us all off,” said Ahmed. “I think lives are quite literally at stake here. The representation of Muslims on screen — that feeds the policies that get enacted, the people that get killed, the countries that get invaded.”