Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has set the internet abuzz after tweeting that 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.
The former secretary of state later shared a picture of the Statue of Liberty citing the words of Emma Lazarus’s “The New Colossus.”
“There is no fine print on the Statue of Liberty. America must remain open to people of all faiths & backgrounds. #RefugeesWelcome,” the underlying tweet reads
Yesterday, Trump signed executive orders to temporarily prohibit immigration from several Muslim-majority countries.
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.
During the general election, the former top diplomat called Trump a “useful idiot” for Russia.