During the presidential race, Donald Trump made a lot of promises to Americans, including a ban on allowing Muslims to enter the country. It's unclear whether Trump will carry out his plan aimed at stopping terrorism, but critics have said the proposal violates the First Amendment's right to freedom of religion.
In a recent video, the president-elect spoke about some of the things he plans to do during his first day in office, however, banning Muslims was not on the list, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday. "These are some of our day-one executive actions," spokesman Jason Miller stated. "By no means is it everything he'll work on day one or after that — many additional good things to come."
If Trump does follow through with his plans to ban Muslims from entering the U.S. several celebrities may be forced to leave the country. Below are some famous people who would no longer be welcomed in America.
Zayn Malik: The former One Direction singer who is of Muslim faith has said that he is not keen on discussing his religion because it is such a controversial topic. “Who knows? There may be a time where I feel like I have something to say about a certain topic and I’m educated enough and armed with the exact information I need before I make a statement that doesn’t offend anybody. Then I will do that. But in today’s day and age, it’s very hard to make any sort of statement that doesn’t offend somebody," he told Complex magazine in the recent April/May issue. "I don’t want to throw stones out of a river that’s already raging. You know what I’m saying? It’s doing its thing by itself. I don’t need to put any input in there. I’ll just leave everything to itself,” Malik added.
Dave Chappelle: The comedian converted to Islam in 1998. "I don't normally talk about my religion publicly because I don't want people to associate me and my flaws with this beautiful thing. And I believe it is beautiful if you learn it the right way," he told Time in 2005.
Janet Jackson: The songstress who is pregnant with her first child reportedly converted to Islam in 2015 after marrying billionaire Wissam Al Mana. Since their wedding in 2012, the “Nasty” singer has toned done her typically sexy wardrobe, the New York Post reported.
Malala Yousafzai: The young woman known simply as Malala is a Nobel Peace Prize winner and a survivor following a gunshot wound to the head by the Taliban. During an interview with AFP, Yousafzai commented on Trump’s desire to ban Muslims from the United States. "That's really tragic that you hear these comments which are full of hatred, full of this ideology of being discriminative towards others," she said. "The more you speak about Islam and against all Muslims, the more terrorists we create," Yousafzai told Channel 4 in the U.K.
She suggested education may be the answer. "A gun can kill a terrorist, but it will not kill his thinking. The only thing that will change his mindset is education," she said.
Dr. Oz: Born Mehmet Öz, the famous television personality and cardiothoracic surgeon was raised by a mother who was a secular Turk and a strict Islamic father from Turkey’s “Quran Belt.” He explained he found it difficult growing up in America. "You know, I've struggled a lot with my Muslim identity," he said on PBS’ “Faces of America” during an interview. "As a Turk, growing up in America with one parent from one side of the religious wall and one parent from the other side, and of course America clearly supporting the secular background, I found myself tugged more and more towards the spiritual side of the religion, rather than the legal side of the religion."
DJ Khaled: The man with the major key once told Larry King he was a devout Muslim who prays more than 10 times a day but he could be better at it. “I get involved with peace. I’m all about unity. I’m all about love. And I want my people to always be good,” he said.
French Montana: The rapper previously stated he took offense to Trump's views on Muslims. “As far as everything that Donald Trump’s saying about ISIS, about Muslims — I feel like he’s looking at everyone as a whole, when he should really be separating Muslims,” he told XXL during an interview. “If you really look into ISIS, 80 percent of the crime they commit is against Muslim people. I feel like a lot of people don’t know that. A lot of people is ignorant to learning about the Muslim culture, learning about what ISIS stand for. They stand for corruption,” he stated.