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Nominee Asghar Farhadi Can't Attend Oscars Due to Muslim Ban

Nominee Asghar Farhadi Can't Attend Oscars Due to Muslim Ban

Asghar Farhadi, the Oscar-nominated director of the movie The Salesman, reportedly won’t be able to attend the 2017 Academy Awards next month due to President Donald Trump‘s “Muslim ban.”

Trump is refusing access to the United States for people from seven Muslim countries. There is an indefinite ban for everyone from Syria and there is a 90 day ban on visas for people from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.

Farhadi, who hails from Iran, is already an Oscar winner after his movie A Separation won the award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2012. He’s nominated again in the category for The Salesman.

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  • TrustMe

    I hope Michael Moore is right and Donald Trump won’t last the full four years. Can’t stand this asshole.

  • arwa

    Remember some Trump supporters asks us to not mix sports and arts with politics. Eff you, what you call “politics” is everyday life to other people.

  • LittlePaperStars

    Trump is a batshit crazy tin pot dictator. He’s been in office a week and the damage he’s done already is unbelieveable. Lets not forget for one second how movements against races and religions began in history (it all looks a little familiar) and never forget how they ended. I truly hope those who did vote for the vile creature regret it. I really don’t think he’ll last the four years, he’ll be impeached, forced to step down or assassinated the way he’s going.

  • j b

    Just more reason that Donald Trump’s Presidency isn’t even expected to last a year. He is upsetting way too many people. There aren’t enough deplorables to keep a man like him popular.

  • shoes4life

    In 2 years I pray that you all come out and vote for a brand new Congress. Trump has had no push back from the Republicans at all since he has been in office signing Executive Orders. The Republicans gave President Obama hell from day one and refused to back him on anything.

    Let Trump keep this ban up because he obviously has forgotten that he will be required to travel abroad soon. He better watch it because he has stirred the pot big time and well it may not be a pleasant visit.

  • tom

    What’s wrong with protecting your own?

  • Ash

    I don’t think he will ever travel to those countries. Only time will tell whether this is an effective way to prevent terrorists from entering this country.

  • John Dow

    «Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.» (c) the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S. Code §1182)

    Translated from legalese: The president can ban whoever he wants, however long he wants, for whatever reason he wants. Presidents since Carter have barred certain groups of foreigners – more than 20 times.

  • Lo Mo

    Well done, protecting your country from an oscar nominated ARTIST! GOOD JOB!
    Hell to the no w/ ARTISTS entering the US!

    No artists = no terrorists. its that simple. (for people who hate to think.)

  • Mar

    This accomplishes nothing. Banning muslims who legally enter the U.S does absolutely NOTHING. This will NOT stop people from illegally entering! Terrorism has no rules, you think any terrorist will follow any bans you put in place??? All he’s doing is banning any and all muslims with no ill intentions because he’s stereotyping them all and being racist. There is war and these people are desperate. They are not going to flee war to start a war. What an idiot. He just acts impulsively and does not care for other people. As long as he is rich and no one is taking away his money, then he is happy.

    And by the way Trump, learn what the word terrorist means. The definition is not “Muslim.” Muslims are not the only culture with terrorists. So if you’re going to ban them, ban every other country in the world including your own Americans. Might as well just live on an island by yourself. Do us all some good.

  • disqus_KwgiMZNJ54

    yes, exactly! we will be voting and on top of that, we are nominating local leaders and scientists to run instead of politicians (via the BNC website, but there are other similar groups starting this movement too!)!

  • LittlePaperStars

    Yeah stopping all these refugees is really going to stop all the US born terrorists who self radicalise. They are ‘your own’. Shutting down the borders, creating hatred towards one religion is not only inhumane when 99.9% are genuine people in search of a better life, but for those who are extremists on or off American soil, it’s yet another excuse to attack a western country.

  • disqus_KwgiMZNJ54

    terrorists are not limited to those few countries he banned. just because you ban muslims doesn’t mean you’re banning terrorists.

  • greppinwolf

    Didn’t even ban any of the countries that actually sent us the 9/11 terrorists. Why? Because he has a financial business interest in those countries. The countries he did ban: zero terrorists part of 9/11.

  • Wendy

    Oh yeah, except the ones from the actual country that did 9/11…..because he has business interests there. He cares so much about our safety. Yeah. Keep drinkin that koolaid.

  • Mylene

    i think Donald need to ship Melania back to Russia … if he want to be the president for ALL American like he say …. Like that it will be fair !

  • Yeah Right

    I have a suggestion. Move all the award shows to Iran or Syria. I’m sure those countries would love the publicity and revenue it would generate. Wonder how many actors would show up? LOL

  • MJ

    It’s unfortunate, but worth it to me. I want as few of those homophobes here as possible. No more Rotherham rapes either.

  • MJ

    It’s unfortunate, but worth it to me. I want as few of those homophobes here as possible. No more Rotherham rapes either.

  • MJ

    No more Charlie Hebdo massacres either, thanks.

  • MJ

    Muslims are not the ONLY culture with terrorists, no, but….too high a percentage of them. Paris, London, NYC, Boston, Nice, San Bernardino, Orlando, Brussels, Berlin, Rotherham, Mumbai, Peshawar……….

  • MJ

    Muslims are not the ONLY culture with terrorists, no, but….too high a percentage of them. Paris, London, NYC, Boston, Nice, San Bernardino, Orlando, Brussels, Berlin, Rotherham, Mumbai, Peshawar……….

  • Mar

    Homophobes and rapists? As opposed to what? A racist such as yourself?

  • MJ

    Racist ? How am I racist ? Islam isn’t a race.

  • Guest

    Wow. This is reality.

  • Guest

    Wow. This is reality.

  • MJ

    No comparison. The Jews in 1920s Germany weren’t responsible for mass rapes nor killing the staff of comic books for drawing pics of Moses.

  • MJ

    Apparently they’ve had enough excuses already.

  • MJ

    Apparently they’ve had enough excuses already.

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    Exactly! There is no comparison, not one iota.

  • John Dow

    It’s not a muslim ban. President Trump ordered to temporarily halt admission to the U.S. from 7 countries and that’s it.

  • LittlePaperStars

    You’re saying Trump singling out a race or religion for ANY reason isn’t a slippery slope? I didnt draw direct comparison to the Jews or the Holocaust. There have been numerous historical occasions of persecution against a race or religion. Citing a specific case is irrelevant, the fact remains that every time there has been a case of persecution against a race or religion it’s never ended well. Evidently it hasn’t occurred to the great orange monster, that not only are his actions inhumane, and affecting those in genuine need of help, but he’s poking the extremist bear with a very big stick, and they’re already in the country, many born and raised in the US.

  • Ash

    Statistically speaking most terrorists are Muslims and they’re originated from those countries so he has point about banning them. Like I said above, I really can’t wait to find out whether this method will work out or not.

  • Mar

    How about you do your research. Muslims accounted for only one third of 1% of all murders in America in 2016. Europe, less than 2%. AND since 9/11, only 23% of Muslim-Americans involved with violent extremist plots had family backgrounds in the countries he banned.

  • Mar

    It is precisely a Muslim ban. Why else did he ban strictly Muslim based countries and not countries of other cultures? OH but with the exception of the Muslim countries in which he does business with and makes money off of. Especially when the Muslim based countries he DID ban, are the Muslim countries that hold the least amount of Muslim based terrorism attacks at 23% of all Muslim Attacks.

  • Lo Mo

    as if a BAN will stop a terrorist. as if terrorists travel with travel documents stating ‘hi, i am a terrorits from iraq’ and are angry if border control catches them… flash news: most the terrorists who want to enter the US are a) travelling w/ FAKE documents b) already have a network / CONTACT inside the US c) are already in the US only unactive…

  • Lo Mo

    as if a BAN will stop a terrorist. as if terrorists travel with travel documents stating ‘hi, i am a terrorits from iraq’ and are angry if border control catches them… flash news: most the terrorists who want to enter the US are a) travelling w/ FAKE documents b) already have a network / CONTACT inside the US c) are already in the US only unactive…

  • John Dow

    Iran said it will ban US citizens. By your twisted logic, Iran wants to ban Christians / Catholics.

  • FerCat

    ‘does absolutely NOTHING’
    We’ll see. Anyway it expires in 90 days.

  • SoCo Nes

    Exactly! Folks who are in serious denial and still supporting Don the Con need to research historical events that back up your comments! Like c’mon, he already announced Christian refugees will be given priority over everyone else smh expect a WWIII and at least a few retaliation attacks..I don’t want him assassinated because then we’re stuck with Pence! He’s so arrogant, I can actually see him saying in a few months “Okay America, I fixed the country, I’m out of here!”

  • disqus_KwgiMZNJ54

    then we have different ideas of what a terrorist is. american school shooters to me are terrorists. are they muslim? what about the chinese government who take over other countries and cultures like the uighurs or tibetans? are they muslims too?

  • D Dugger

    Slovenia

  • disqus_KwgiMZNJ54

    a lot. because they’re not bigots like you.

  • mythinking123

    Uighurs or tibetans have a long long history with Chinese and their people. If by your reasoning, are we the terrorist who took over Texas, and many other places?

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  • HG

    Right lol! All of two maybe might show up

  • HG

    Graduate for school of idiots! If you don’t know where the presidents wife is from your joke becomes redundant lol

  • disqus_KwgiMZNJ54

    you’re going back and forth between past and present. yes, the ones who kill groups of people are terrorists. by “we” are you doing it now? if so, then yes, you are a terrorist.

  • MJ

    Roosevelt did it with the Japanese and Germans during WWII. And that wasn’t a slippery slope. The real slippery slope is ignoring things like the Rotherham rapes.

  • MJ

    We can’t fear retaliation attacks. The Pulse massacre wasn’t retaliation, it was the DIRECT call for gays to die from an Orlando mosque.