Madeleine Albright is ready to ‘register as Muslim’ in response to Trump

Responding to President Donald Trump‘s plan to block immigration from seven Muslim majority countries, former secretary of state Madeleine Albright declared that she is “ready to register as a Muslim” in a show of solidarity.

Albright made the declaration from her Twitter account this Wednesday.

Albright, who is an immigrant born in Czechoslovakia, fled the country of her birth at the age of 2 after the Nazi occupation. She also tweeted a picture of the Statue of Liberty with the famous words: “Give me your tired, your poor, / Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, / The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. / Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, / I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

”America must remain open to people of all faiths & backgrounds,” she wrote below the image.

From The Huffington Post:

Albright’s tweets came in response to news of a draft executive order that would ban refugee admissions for up to four months. It would also temporarily halt visas for people from the Muslim-majority countries of Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen. By issuing this order, Trump would make good on his campaign promise to ban immigration from countries “compromised by terrorism.”

According to HuffPo, Albright spoke this Thursday in a press call organized by refugee groups where she said that “by targeting Muslim-majority countries, there is no question that this order is biased against Muslims, and when one faith is targeted, it puts us all at risk.”

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