Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright showed solidarity Wednesday with American Muslims as fears rise over President Trump's executive actions on immigration. Albright wrote she is prepared to "register as Muslim" in the event that Trump creates a Muslim registry in the United States.
"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
Albright's tweet seems to have inspired other prominent Trump critics to speak out and join her. Mayim Bialik, the Jewish actress and blogger, who stars as Amy Farrah Fowler in the comedy series 'The Big Bang Theory,' echoed Albright's stand on Twitter.
"I'm Jewish. I stand ready to register as a Muslim in #solidarity if it comes to that," Bialik tweeted.
Bialik continued to discuss a possible registry, quipping that, "If we're registering people who you think are a threat, register white males too, since most serial killers & mass shooters are white males."
Albright and Bialik join ADL director Jonathan Greenblatt who said in November he would register as Mulsim if a registry was created. "The day they create a registry for Muslims is the day that I register as a Muslim because of my Jewish faith, because of my commitment to our core American values, because I want this country to be as great as it always has been," Greenblatt told the AFP.
Some 1,300 workers in the tech industry vowed not to take part in building a database of Muslims if asked to do so. Companies such as Apple, Google and Uber have also pledged not to work with the Trump administration on any kind of registry, despite high-profile meetings between Trump and Silicon Valley executives in December 2016.
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