Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright claimed Wednesday she would register herself a Muslim as an act of defiance against President Donald Trump’s immigration plans.
“I was raised Catholic, became Episcopalian & found out later my family was Jewish. I stand ready to register as Muslim in #solidarity,” Albright tweeted.
I was raised Catholic, became Episcopalian & found out later my family was Jewish. I stand ready to register as Muslim in #solidarity.
— Madeleine Albright (@madeleine) January 25, 2017
In another tweet Wednesday, the former secretary of state shared a picture of the Statue of Liberty with the words of Emma Lazarus’s “The New Colossus.” The underlying tweet stated, “There is no fine print on the Statue of Liberty. America must remain open to people of all faiths & backgrounds. #RefugeesWelcome.”
Trump is reported to be planning to sign executive orders to temporarily prohibit immigration from several Muslim-majority countries that are considered terrorist hotbeds.
A few prominent personalities, such as Anti-Defamation League director Jonathan Greenblatt and famed feminist Gloria Steinem, have also said that they will declare themselves as Muslims if the Trump administration implements a registry for people of the Islamic faith.