In a move so ironic it’s almost laughable, pro-refugee Hollywood superstar George Clooney is reportedly going to move his family back to the United States amid the myriad of terrorist activity in England.
Clooney currently lives in a 17th century mansion in Sonning, England with his wife Amal and newborn twins Ella and Alexander. According to a report from Life and Style Magazine, Clooney and his family are making the move over increased security concerns in the UK.
“He doesn’t feel like Amal and the twins are safe living in the English countryside,” a source told Life and Style. “He’s determined to move his family to LA, where he feels much more secure.”
“He’s waited so long for this family,” the Clooney “insider” explained. “He’ll do whatever it takes to keep them safe.”
According to the source, Clooney hired former members of the U.S. Secret Service recently to “assess all his properties and make recommendations for improvement.” The agents said Clooney’s Los Angeles estate in Studio City was most secure. The mansion is just minutes from a Los Angeles police department station.
The Oscar winning actor has received “serious” threats against his safety in recent years, the magazine’s source explained, because of his humanitarian efforts in the Darfur region of war-torn Sudan.
In addition, the family has been the subject of threats because of Amal’s career as a international humanitarian rights lawyer. Amal, whose family has Islamic roots, has been the subject of threats from radical Islamic extremism groups after calling for the groups, including ISIS, to be prosecuted as part of her work.
News of the move comes after a barrage of terrorist attacks in England.
In May, 22 people were murdered after an Islamic terrorist suicide bomber detonated himself as concert-goers filed out of an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, a city north of London. More than 200 others were injured in that attack.
Then in June, three terrorists carried out an attack on the London Bridge. First, they used a van to plow through pedestrians, then they began a knife rampage in a nearby restaurant area. They managed to kill eight people and injure 48 others before being gunned down by police.
Breitbart explains the levels of irony of this move:
The move for the Clooneys comes as both George and Amal have been among the most vocal and active celebrity advocates for open borders and the free flow of refugees between countries.
In February of last year, the actor met privately with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and praised the German leader’s acceptance of refugees from Syria and other countries. The same month, Clooney told Sky News in an interview that the United States is not doing “enough” to help Syrian refugees, and that 10,000 refugees per year was too low a figure to be admitting into the country.
In an April 2016 interview with the BBC, Amal Clooney criticized then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s plans to build a security wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, telling the outlet that the plan does not represent “U.S. values.”
George has also been an outspoken critic of Trump, telling The Guardian in a March 2016 interview that he believes Trump to be a “xenophobic fascist” and an “opportunist.” He previously described Trump’s immigration policy proposals as “idiotic” and “intolerant.”
It’s not clear when the Clooney’s will make their move back to the U.S since their newborn twins were only born early last month.
It is estimated that 23,000 potential Islamic terrorists currently reside in England, far more than the 3,000 that British government officials initially reported.
Although terrorism has become a very apparent issue in the UK due to the lack of border restrictions and the mass influx of refugees from Islamic countries, it is interesting that the Clooneys find bustling LA to be the safer option than the English countryside.