Madeleine Albright ‘ready to register as Muslim’ to protest Donald Trump

January 27, 2017 2:00 pm

Former Secretary of State participates in a conference on the transition of the presidency from Barack Obama to at the US Institute of Peace in Washington DC, January 10, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright says she is “ready to register as Muslim” if President Donald Trump moves ahead with a plan to create a database of Muslim Americans.
“I stand ready to register as Muslim in #solidarity,” Albright, the first woman to run the State Department, said in a tweet on Wednesday.
Her comments came amid of a draft executive order by Trump which would announce a ban on arrivals from seven Muslim-majority countries.
Albright joined thousands of Americans who have pledged to register as Muslim in response to Trump’s proposal on the campaign trail to set up a Muslim registry in the US.
Trump, however, has not discussed implementing the campaign pledge since he took office last Friday.The website has attracted more than 30,000 pledges from people ready to register as Muslim in protest.
“We pledge to stand together with Muslims across the country, and around the world,” a statement on the website reads. “Because when we stand as one, no American can be singled out by their race, religion, income, gender identity, or sexual orientation.”
Albright, an immigrant who was born in Czechoslovakia in 1937 and left the country at the age of two, also voiced her support for refugees.
“There is no fine print on the Statue of Liberty. America must remain open to people of all faiths & backgrounds. #RefugeesWelcome,” she said in another tweet.
Trump has also vowed to suspend America’s refugee program.
Millions of people have held demonstrations in cities across the US to protest against Trump since he was elected on November 8, condemning his controversial campaign rhetoric against Muslims, immigrants, women and other groups.
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