Angelina Jolie slams Trump journey ban

Angelina Jolie
Actress and human rights advocate Angelina Jolie on Thursday mentioned U.S. President Donald Trump’s govt order barring vacationers from seven Muslim-majority international locations hurts weak refugees and will gas extremism.

With out instantly naming Trump, Jolie, who has served as a particular envoy for the United Nations Excessive Commissioner for Refugees, mentioned in a New York Occasions opinion piece that discriminating based mostly on faith was “taking part in with hearth.”

The Oscar-winning actress added that because the mom of six youngsters, “all born in international lands and … proud Americans,” she believed within the want for the nation’s security, however mentioned choices ought to be “based mostly on info, not worry.”

“I additionally wish to know that refugee youngsters who qualify for asylum will at all times have an opportunity to plead their case to a compassionate America. And that we will handle our safety with out writing off residents of total international locations — even infants — as unsafe to go to our nation by advantage of geography or faith,” she wrote.

Trump’s govt order bans residents of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from coming into america for 90 days. Refugee admissions had been suspended for 120 days whereas Syrian refugees had been barred indefinitely.

The transfer has not solely prompted consternation for the nations concerned however amongst different Muslim-majority international locations, allies akin to Germany and Britain and profession State Division officers.

Hollywood’s celebrities have additionally been utilizing their highlight to slam the president’s ban.

Jolie, 41, has obtained an honorary Oscar for her humanitarian work. Final yr, she visited refugee camps in Lebanon and Greece, assembly with households fleeing warfare within the Center East.

The actress warned that by “implying Muslims are much less worthy of safety, we gas extremism overseas.”

Jolie’s op-ed is the primary remark she has made publicly since submitting for divorce in September from her husband, actor Brad Pitt. The previous couple share three adopted youngsters from Cambodia, Vietnam and Ethiopia, and three organic youngsters, who had been born in France and Namibia.

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