Yara Shahidi

Criticizes Trump

Against Muslim Ban

14 May 2019

HOLLYWOODREPORTER.com

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, talking about Donald Trump's muslim ban

Being multicultural is something that I’ve always been proud of, but realizing that the same culture that I’m so proud of is the same culture that was banned by this administration is something that is always to be grappled with.

Against Muslim Ban

5 Jun 2017

TWITTER.com

In a tweet, in response to someone pointing out the constitution bans discrimination based on religion

True for citizens, but our First Amendment does not protect some dude on a Yemeni hilltop. [...] I oppose a Muslim ban, btw, but let's be exact about what's legal/not.
Dwayne Johnson

Against Muslim Ban

10 May 2017

GQ.com

In an interview with GQ

I completely disagree with it [Muslim Ban]. I believe in our national security to the core, but I don’t believe in a ‘ban’ that bans immigrants. I believe in inclusion. Our country was built on that, and it continues to be made strong by that. And the decision felt like a snap judgment. I feel like the majority of, if not all, Americans feel that protection is of huge importance. But the ideology and the execution [of national-security initiatives] is where we really have to be careful of not making those snap decisions, because there’s a tail effect… Within 24 hours, we saw a ‘tail effect.’ It grew to heartache, it grew to a great deal of pain, it grew to a great deal of confusion, and it had a lot of people scrambling.

Against Muslim Ban

9 Feb 2017

TIME.com

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

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.

Against Muslim Ban

30 Jan 2017

TWITTER.com

In a press conference

As someone whose family member is a victim of terrorism, having lost my father–if we’re trying to combat terrorism by banishing people from coming to this country, we’re recalling going against the principles of what this country is about and creating fear. It’s the wrong way to go about it. If anything, we could be breeding anger and terror, and so I’m completely against what’s happening. I think it’s shocking. I think it’s a horrible idea and I feel for everyone who is affected, families are being torn apart. And I worry in the big picture what this means to the security of the world. It’s going completely opposite. You want to solve terror, you want to solve crime, it’s not the way to do it.

Against Muslim Ban

28 Jan 2017

TWITTER.com

In a tweet

LAX right now #NoBanNoWall #nomuslimban
Kumail Nanjiani

Against Muslim Ban

28 Jan 2017

USATODAY.com

In a tweet, in response to Trump’s Muslim ban

As someone who was born in Pakistan I can tell you coming into America is VERY difficult. A #Muslimban accomplishes nothing but hate… You’re saying to a billion people ‘You’re all the same. You’re all dangerous to us.’ Children hear this. You breed evil here and everywhere.

Against Muslim Ban

Criticizes Trump

28 Jan 2017

TWITTER.com

In a twet

Donald Trump has no f*****g clue. His desperate need for self aggrandizement is destroying US. Nothing will fill his black heart. #MuslimBan