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Celebrities Unload on Trump

Celebrities blasted GOP frontrunner Donald Trump after his announcement that he would consider a temporary moratorium on Muslim migration into the U.S. in the wake of the San Bernardino terror attack.

Trump drew reactions from both sides of the political aisle after calling for a “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.”

On Tuesday of this week, Rosie O’Donnell retweeted the following image comparing Trump to Hitler:

Other celebs also condemned the Republican frontrunner more directly:

Michael Moore seemed to suggest that Trump’s proposal for a moratorium on Muslim migration was akin to banning all women from the country:

Bette Midler took a more personal approach:

Actor and leftwing environmental activist Mark Ruffalo lumped all of Trump’s supporters with Neo-Nazis:

Comedian Michael Ian Black asked his Twitter followers to compare photos of Trump’s rally audience with Bernie Sanders’, with the implication that Trump’s supporters are somehow less desirable:

Montel Williams tweeted a graphic with a paraphrase of Edmund Burke’s famous quote about the triumph of evil, which Williams seems to equate to Trump:

Williams also accused Trump of “endangering” American Troops with his rhetoric:

Piers Morgan, who won Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice in 2008, called Trump’s policy position “dangerously wrong & bigoted” and included a link to his op-ed on the topic.

Music mogul Russell Simmons posted an open letter to Trump on his website. He called Trump an “amazing friend” for over 30 years, but then compared the GOP candidate to Adolf Hitler.

“My friends, both Muslims and Jews, are saying there are so many comparisons between your rap and Hitler’s, and I cannot disagree with them, Donald,” wrote Simmons.

The Def Jam Records co-founder also called on Trump to “Stop the bulls—t,” and to “stop fueling fires of hate.”

Comparisons of Trump to Hitler is nothing new among Hollywood celebrities, who have a habit of equating Republicans with the genocidal dictator who sent over six million Jews to their deaths during World War II.

In June, former Desperate Housewives co-star Eva Longoria told The Hollywood Reporter that Trump’s words equate to “emotional poison,” and said, “Hitler moved a nation with words.”

Director Spike Lee also compared Trump to Hitler two weeks ago during an interview with The Daily Beast.

While discussing Trump’s comments about closing American mosques with ties to radical Islamic terror, Lee said, “That’s like the Nazis. That’s like Hitler, Mussolini, the Axis Powers. You can’t do that!”

Muslim boxing legend Muhammad Ali released a statement on Wednesday responding to Trump’s Muslim migration moratorium, NBC News reports.

“I am a Muslim and there is nothing Islamic about killing innocent people in Paris, San Bernardino, or anywhere else in the world,” said Ali. “True Muslims know that the ruthless violence of so called Islamic Jihadists goes against the very tenets of our religion.”

We as Muslims have to stand up to those who use Islam to advance their own personal agenda. They have alienated many from learning about Islam. True Muslims know or should know that it goes against our religion to try and force Islam on anybody.

Ali added: “I believe that our political leaders should use their position to bring understanding about the religion of Islam and clarify that these misguided murderers have perverted people’s views on what Islam really is.”

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