CHICAGO — West Loop comedian Fawzia Mirza has played an extra on "Chicago Fire," a lesbian Kardashian sister and now "The Muslim Trump."
Mirza, who's been acting in Chicago since 2000, has reached new fame since posting a mockumentary this week on "Ayesha Ali Trump," a Muslim woman sired by the Republican presidential front-runner. Though comical, the video also makes some jabs at Trump and his remarks toward immigrants many deem hateful.
"It’s a way to talk about tough topics and Donald Trump in a way that maybe makes somebody listen," Mirza, a Muslim, said. "A lot of people are still thinking [Trump's] funny, and we have to have thresholds for when comedy stops and when it becomes hate speech."
Mirza got the idea after Trump called for a ban on Muslims entering the country, and proposed that the Muslims who live here carry special identification. In the video, "Ayesha Ali Trump" is the daughter of Trump and a Pakistani flight attendant with whom the business mogul had an affair. Ayesha Ali Trump comes forward with her heritage after Trump announces his presidential bid, in an effort to dispel stereotypes about Islam.
"There's actually a billion of us in the world, and the vast majority of us aren’t terrorists and don’t think about that at all," Mirza said.
Check out the video below:
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