Muslim comic cross examines Trump son on plane in FB post

Mohammed Amer posted that he was placed on the seat next to Eric Trump by coincidence (File Photo: AFP)

The Muslim American stand-up comic Mohammed Amer received an unlikely reassurance that Trump will not impose extra checks on Muslims in the US from the President-elect’s third son – Eric - who was sitting next to him on a flight to Scotland, ahead of his UK tour.

The comic - that describes himself as having Palestinian origins - made the revelation on his Facebook account along with a selfie of the pair sitting next to each other on the plane.

In the post, Amer wrote: “Hey guys heading to Scotland to start the U.K. Tour and I am "randomly" chosen to sit next to non other than Eric Trump. Good news guys Muslims will not have to check in and get IDs. That's what I was told. I will be asking him a lot of questions on this trip to Glasgow, Scotland. Sometimes God just sends you the material.”

He followed the comment with the hash tags #ThisisNotAnEndorsement and #Trump2016ComedyTour.

The posting inevitably received a lot of attention with more than 875 reactions and nearly 140 shares. Meanwhile, among the increasing number of comments - which was well in excess of 130 at the time of writing this article - were remarks that encouraged Amer to ask pressing questions of Trump junior, while others were less forgiving.

Siraaj Muhammad wrote: “Ask him what they plan to do about the white supremicists in his father's team and all of them that support his father from among the people.”

And Sara Wessling commented: “You are a better person than I am Mo. I would have asked to move”, to which the comic replied that the seat was “too comfortable”.

During the election campaign, Donald Trump announced that he would create a register of Muslims traveling into the US, and also announced that he would call for a ‘total and complete shutdown on Muslims’ entering the US until they figured ‘what the Hell is going on’.

The latter statement seemed to be played down once he was elected, despite widespread approval from his supporters and it is not clear if he intends to press ahead with it.

Back on the plane about an hour after the original posting, Mohammed Amer then announced that the flight was about to take off.

He wrote: “Hey guys planes taking off...if I disappear and don't make it on tour YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO ME!!”


Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:53 - GMT 06:53