The Huffington Post is happy: “Angelina Jolie Has The Perfect Response To Donald Trump’s Anti-Muslim Rhetoric.”
At a BBC discussion on migration in London, Jolie slammed Trump’s proposal for a temporary ban on Muslim immigration: “To me, America is built on people from around the world coming together for freedoms, especially freedom of religion. So it’s hard to hear this is coming from someone who is pressing to be an American president.”
Media reports on Jolie's comments didn't include any critics -- she's just an actress, not a statesman. Or wait, she's speaking as the UN special envoy for refugees. So isn't she serious enough to be challenged?
Reports didn't address the irony of standing up for the freedom of Muslims to worship when so many Muslim countries (and radical Muslims in Western countries) reject the concept of religious freedom and support the persecution of Christianity and other religions.
Associated Press reported the special envoy for the United Nations refugee agency said that worries about immigration have given a "false air of legitimacy to those who promote politics of fear and separation."
"It has created the risk of a race to the bottom, with countries competing to be the toughest," she said. "I have been very, very disheartened by my own country's response to the situation," Jolie said.
Isolationism was not the answer, she said (according to the BBC account), adding: "If your neighbor's house is on fire you are not safe if you lock your doors. Strength lies in being unafraid."
Jolie oddly compared the Syrian-refugee situation to World War II, saying it was "that once-in-a-generation moment when nations have to pull together," warning against "fear of migration."