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Shakira says Donald Trump's hateful policies are 'trampling on human rights'

Singer and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Shakira has revealed her views on America's President, Donald Trump. 

She wrote an opinion piece for TIME magazine and explained that Trump is simply endangering human rights and it's completely unacceptable: "This isn't just an attack on Muslims or refugees - this is an attack on all humans and in particular, the ones most in need of protection."

"Right now, worldwide, 28 million children have been uprooted by conflict, driven from their homes by violence and terror. Children know no nations and no borders; those who survive will grow up to follow the lead of those who take them in. Do we show them love and acceptance? Or allow them to fend for themselves, vulnerable to guerrilla groups that will only teach them to perpetuate this cycle of violence?"

The 'Hips Don't Lie' sensation added that it's important for people to pull together in times like these and to remain vigilant: "We have to be vigilant about letting bigotry and hatred creep into the mainstream or be rationalized under the guise of 'protecting our people'. If we accept blanket targeting towards Muslims, we can all be sure that other minority groups won’t be far behind, whether it’s by closing borders to other supposed 'dangerous' groups or trampling their human rights in other ways."

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