PUBLISHED FEB 04, 2017 09:37AM Angelina Jolie slams Donald Trump’s travel ban

Actress and human rights advocate Angelina Jolie on Thursday said U.S. President Donald Trump’s executive order barring travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries hurts vulnerable refugees and could fuel extremism.

Without directly naming Trump, Jolie, who has served as a special envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, said in a New York Times opinion piece that discriminating based on religion was “playing with fire.”

The Oscar-winning actress added that as the mother of six children, “all born in foreign lands and … proud American citizens,” she believed in the need for the nation’s safety, but said decisions should be “based on facts, not fear.”

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