Shakira on Trump




# Against Muslim Ban
9 Feb 2017

In a Time Magazine op-ed published in response to Trump’s Muslim ban, Shakira said

We have to be vigilant about letting bigotry and hatred creep into the mainstream or be rationalized under the guise of ‘protecting our people.’ If we accept blanket targeting towards Muslims, we can all be sure that other minority groups won’t be far behind, whether it’s by closing borders to other supposed “dangerous” groups or trampling their human rights in other ways… We shouldn’t be singling out groups and differentiating them by race, class or religion, because according to the Constitution, all of that is irrelevant to their rights as a citizen. Anybody who goes to the U.S. and chooses to raise that flag and uphold those principles is ‘our people.
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This user contribution was reformatted and added to the record of Shakira's views on 16 Jun 2022.