Amal Clooney goes after Donal Trump over anti-Muslim rhetoric

SHAFAQNA – Leave it to Amal Clooney to tear into Donald Trump’s hateful statements with class.

The international human rights lawyer appeared on BBC News Monday to discuss her advocacy on behalf of Khadija Ismayilova, an Azerbaijani journalist who was thrown in jail after criticizing the government.

But the conversation eventually turned to Trump, the front-runner for the Republican nomination to run for U.S. president.

Clooney addressed Trump’s positions such as wanting to build a wall with Mexico and banning Muslims from entering the United States. And she did it with poise.

“He kept saying, ‘They only want jihad,’ ‘They don’t believe in our way of life,’ ‘They don’t respect our system,” Clooney said.

“When he says ‘they’ — and when you watch the media coverage afterwards, people I think should have been saying, ‘Do you mean the 1.5 billion people around the world who fit that description?'”

She was then asked how she feels that Trump leads in the polls despite his statements.

“I’m probably as perplexed as you are,” Clooney said.

What does George think?

The lawyer was far more diplomatic about Trump than her husband, actor George Clooney was.

In March he called the Republican candidate a “xenophobic fascist,” The Guardian reported.


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