Donald Trump
Donald Trump speaks at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition Forum in Des Moines, Iowa, September 19, 2015. Reuters/Brian C Frank

If Donald Trump manages to replace U.S. President Barack Obama in 2016, he may try to impose a “complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.” If he manages to do that, no matter how improbable it may sound at the moment, there are some celebrities who won’t be allowed to enter the country because of their religion.

Trump believes his country needs to be protected from Muslims. “Our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life," he said in a press release.

While Trump calls Muslims a “dangerous threat,” there are some Muslim celebrities America loves. These people won’t be allowed to enter the country if Trump succeeds in his mission.

Razia Iqbal

A popular arts correspondent for the BBC, Iqbal won’t be allowed to enter the U.S. if Trump’s policy works. She covered an investigation into a charity scam after the deadly earthquake in Haiti in January 2010.

Born in a Punjabi Pakistani family in Uganda, Iqbal also hosted the BBCs HARDtalk Extra programme, interviewing people like Sting and Jacqueline Wilson.

Shah Rukh Khan

One of the most popular actors in the world according to IMDB, this Indian actor already has his share of controversies because of his religious identity. He was detained at a New York airport for more than two hours by immigration officials as he arrived in a private plane to address students at Yale University.

"Whenever I start feeling too arrogant about myself, I always take a trip to America,” The Times of India quoted Khan as telling students at the university later during his speech. “The immigration guys kicked the star out of stardom."

The U.S. customs and border protection authorities expressed “profound” apologies for detaining Khan.


This Somali Canadian Muslim rapper rose to prominence with the success of his single, "Wavin' Flag." He sang Coca-Cola's promotional anthem for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

K'naan was among the performers at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles in 2011 when a concert celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the Clinton Foundation and the 65th birthday of former U.S. President Bill Clinton. Other performers included Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder and Bono.

Amir Khan

Amir Khan
Amir Khan of Britain prepares for the start of a round during his welterweight fight against Luis Collazo of the U.S. at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 3, 2014. Reuters

The British boxer is one of the most popular figures in sports these days. The two-time former world champion has beaten nine world champions, including Julio Díaz, Paulie Malignaggi and Marco Antonio Barrera.

Former U.S. boxer Freddie Roach was Khan’s trainer from October 2008 to September 2012. Khan has previously trained with Roach in the United States.

Sonny Bill Williams

The New Zealand rugby player and heavyweight boxer is the first Muslim to play for the All Blacks. Before converting to Islam in 2011, Williams was involved in a number of controversies.

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