Muslim Bodybuilder blocked from Mr Olympia

2013-08-29 00:53:17 | Al Muslim News
Muslim Bodybuilder blocked from Mr Olympia

 

Masoom Butt is one of the best body builders in the world, and wants to represent Ireland in the sport's biggest competition but American authorities have refused for visa to Pakistani national Masoom Butt to compete for the Mr Olympia title. Masoom butt has spent years honing the muscles that make him a world class bodybuilder. He has competed across the world to become one of just 12 bodybuilders who have qualified for Mr Olympia, the pinnacle of the sport, and is the first competitor chosen to represent Ireland. "It's like the World Cup of soccer," Masoom Butt told media. Or like any other top-level competition in any sport. Whoever does bodybuilding as a sport dreams of being in Mr Olympia one day. 42 years old Massoom is in the twilight of his career, but what should be his highlight is slipping out of his grasp because he's not allowed into America for the Mr Olympia competition. In the 1990s he was threatened by Islamist groups opposed to bodybuilding in Pakistan and moved to the US - but he was there illegally, got caught, was deported and banned from the country for 10 years. That was 12 years ago and his ban is now up, but US authorities have flexed their muscles and won't grant him a visa. He continued: "I made a mistake and I did my time and now I want to go back there but they're still holding that violation against me." Masoom says he wants to represent Paskistan, Ireland and Derry in Mr Olympia but that won't happen unless the US authorities have a change of heart..

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