Angelina Jolie: Islam Is Beautiful Religion and American Should Accept Muslim Refugees
American ethics necessitate the acceptance of more Muslim refugees, confirmed superstar leftist Angelina Jolie at an Islamic conference on Monday in Virginia. The Hollywood superstar joined John Kerry in pushing for the resettlement of hundreds of thousands of Muslim refugees in the US.
“It is our obligation as Americans to create a nation that welcomes those escaping from suffering,” said Jolie. “Fleeing their homes not by choice but because it is necessary for their survival. A great America is a compassionate America.”
“There is nothing strong about denigrating anyone on the basis of their religion, nationality, sexual orientation, [or] gender,” said Jolie, indirectly criticizing Donald Trump’s decision to temporarily block the entry of most Muslims as immigrants, refugees, or visitors.
“When we denigrate the faith, traditions, and cultures of any group of people, we weaken our strength as democratic societies,” warned Jolie, suggesting that religions, traditions, and cultures be immune to harsh criticism.
Unqualified “diversity” strengthened America, said Jolie.
“When we are at our strongest, it is when we draw on our diversity as a people to find unity based on our common values and our larger identity,” declared Jolie. “We are not strong in spite of our diversity, we are strong because of it.”
Recasting Islamic terrorism as “violent extremism,” Jolie deployed a nebulous phrase coined by the Obama Administration for the purpose of denying the phenomenon’s ideological and religious dimensions.
Jolie also criticizes attempts to “stigmatize” the “beautiful religion.”