Filter Praise U2, Urge United States To Take In Syrian Refugees


Filter took to Facebook last night to pen an open letter. First, to praise U2, for allowing Eagles of Death Metal to share the stage with them during a recent show in Paris as well as encouraging all Filter fans to contact each United States governor that oppose letting in Syrian Refugees and urge them to “reconsider” their position.

You can view the full letter below:
Bono and Jessie,

I’m so proud of you and the guys. Bono and U2 are such a healthy healing band for good.
They are activists who use their strength and power to make huge symbolic statements that let us all rejoice in love and forgiveness.. I just watched the HBO special and I am so proud of how Bono and Jessie handled this horrible act and strike against western civilization in Paris with the power of music. Giving the stage to the Eagles Of Death Metal was a huge nod to how we should all behave in a time of crisis. Great job.

On a final note, all FILTER fans and people who care about humanity should call each governor in their states that wrote letters to President Obama trying to push the refugees back to Syria and ask them to reconsider their fear-based reaction.

Governors who oppose Syrian refugees coming in:
Governor Robert Bentley Alabama
Governor Doug Ducey Arizona
Governor Asa Hutchinson Arkansas
Governor Rick Scott Florida
Governor Nathan Deal Georgia
Governor C. L. “Butch” Otter Idaho
Governor Bruce Rauner Illinois
Governor Mike Pence Indiana
Governor Terry Branstad Iowa
Governor Sam Brownback Kansas
Governor Bobby Jindal Louisiana
Paul LePage, Maine’s Governor
Governor Larry Hogan Maryland
Governor Charlie Baker Massachusetts
Governor Rick Snyder Michigan
Governor Phil Bryant Mississippi
Governor Pete Ricketts Nebraska
Governor Brian Sandoval Nevada
Governor Maggie Hassan New Hampshire
Governor Chris Christie New Jersey
Governor Susana Martinez New Mexico
Governor Pat McCrory North Carolina
ND Gov Dalrymple North Dakota
Governor John Kasich Ohio
Governor Mary Fallin Oklahoma
Governor Nikki Haley South Carolina
Governor Dennis Daugaard South Dakota
Governor Bill Haslam Tennessee
Governor Greg Abbott Texas
Governor Scott Walker Wisconsin
Governor Matt Mead Wyoming