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Queens of the Stone Age, Tegan and Sara, Win Butler + More React to the Muslim Ban

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The executive order signed on Friday by President Donald Trump preventing citizens from seven predominantly Muslim countries has sparked protests at airports across the U.S. As it often is these days, social media also served as a method for many of those against the ban, including musicians like Queens of the Stone Age, Tegan and Sara and Win Butler of Arcade Fire, to express their outrage.

“How can you read this and not feel ill,” Tegan and Sara tweeted, complete with a link to an article about it. “Outraged. Terrified. Shame on anyone who supports this.” Butler noted that “Steve Jobs’ father was Syrian and he was adopted in to an American family. This is absolute madness and completely against American interest.”

While Queens of the Stone Age didn’t single out the ban, they did say of Trump, “This man is a shallow, inept, multi-bankrupt declaring, narcissistic, narrow minded, out of touch, objectifying, barf inducing, fascist, clown penis… who also happens to be re-stup-redicu-lame. ‘The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.’― Edmund Burke.”

Trump’s action even prompted those who don’t normally publicize their views to speak out. “I try to keep my politics off of twitter,” wrote Mark Hoppus of Blink-182, “but the ban on refugees is disgraceful. Please refer to the Statue of Liberty. I love you all.”

Some went a little further than writing. Best Coast appeared to taking part in the protest at Los Angeles International Airport, posting pictures to Instagram. Sia and Grimes offered to match contributions made to the American Civil Liberties Union and the Council on American-Islam Relations, respectively. John Legend also implored followers to donate to the International Rescue Committee.

i feel like I'm in a state of shock.. The executive orders Trump is signing feels like a vendetta.. Trump is not only taking out his revenge on the people who protested him, but also the average American that just didn't vote for him. These reckless decisions on healthcare, muslim-americans, immigration, environmental protection, freedom of speech, freedom of press, women's right to choose what to do with their bodies, suggesting sending in the feds to Chicago .. are signs of a man that is trying to redefine what it is that keeps our common union as Americans.. This is not just his "conservative agenda." It's an all out assault on our civil liberties. His intention is to divide us as Americans. Maybe we don't agree on all of these issues.. But can't we see eye to eye on some? I have conservative/republican friends and family.. I understand their point of view even if I don't agree with it. It's their right. It's their beliefs. However the progressive side is just as "American" as the other side. At what point do we all come together as "Americans". Isn't this about freedom and unity? I don't think this president has a grasp on the concept of the American dream.. the dream that we come from different backgrounds to come together. Please respect each other. Please show compassion. Please don't allow this madman to take out his revenge…. on US respect BJ

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