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Musicians react to Trump’s Muslim ban: “Shame on anyone who supports this”

on January 28, 2017, 7:35pm

Photo by Paul L. Carter

Musicians have begun to speak out against President Donald Trump’s despicable executive order to bar citizens of seven Muslim countries from entering the United States for at least 90 days. Trump contends that the (probably illegal) order is necessary to keep “radical Islamic terrorists” out of the US, though it has already sparked widespread outrage from those who agree that it amounts to government-sponsored racial and religious persecution. Here’s what several prominent musicians are saying about what’s quite accurately being called the “Muslim Ban”:

Tegan and Sara:

KT Tunstall:

Emmy Rossum:

Billy Bragg:

Best Coast:

Chuck D:

Kevin Devine:


Michael Franti:

John Legend:

Mark Hoppus:

Arcade Fire’s Win Butler:

Bat For Lashes:

Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste:

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I actually literally CANNOT think think of a time where I've been so overwhelmed with sadness, anger and disgust at a person, his team and their supporters. What happened today to people who WORKED and PROTECTED US forces in Iraq and elsewhere and were already vetted to the highest level, literally makes me sick. It takes a truly cold and evil heart to close the door on the most needy, not to mention people who HELPED US. Shame on this man, and anyone who supports/supported him. Truly truly truly a dark chapter in our history. #istandwithrefugees #istandwithplannedparenthood #notmypresident #shame ps. Hi @ivankatrump , you follow me! What is wrong with you ? Honestly how can you sit by why all this is happening. SHAME

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St. Vincent, who speaks for all of us:

Meanwhile, Sia and Grimes have vowed to match donations to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Council on American-Islam Relations (CAIR):