Trump retweets series of anti-Muslim videos

Aaron Brown
November 30, 2017

Reacting to the news that Trump had shared anti-Muslim videos posted on Twitter by bigoted activist Jayda Fransen, Labour MP Stephen Doughty slammed the president for showing his followers "inflammatory" videos meant to stoke ethnic hatred. Past year she was convicted of religiously aggravated harassment after hurling abuse at a Muslim woman wearing a hijab in front of the victim's young children.

One was entitled "Muslim migrant beats up Dutch boy on crutches!" while another was labelled "Muslim Destroys a Statue of Virgin Mary!" Republicans, he continued, should show leadership by condemning the videos. As we know Donald Trump stands for free speech.

President Trump has angered many Brits by retweeting a group called Britain First who have published what some are calling "Islamophobic" posts.

Ms Fransen, who faces two separate trials for religiously aggravated harassment and for using threatening and abusive language, posted on twitter in capital letters: "The President of the United States, Donald Trump, has retweeted three of Deputy Leader Jayda Fransen's Twitter videos!"

UK Prime Minister Theresa May condemned Trump's actions via a spokersperson.

Defending the retweets today, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said "I think his goal is to promote strong borders and strong national security", and added, according to CNN, that "Whether it is a real video, the threat is real. He received and completed his sentence under Dutch law".

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"It is wrong for the president to have done this", said a spokesperson from the office of Theresa May, adding that Britain First is a group that spins "hate-filled narratives to peddle lies and stoke tensions". They cause anxiety to law-abiding people.

He added: "It is wrong for the President to have done this".

Trump's decision to retweet something from such a violent and far-right group was so unpopular it was also denounced by some of Trump's supporters. The President fired back, telling her to focus on radical Islamic terrorism in the United Kingdom.

Trump made Twitter a key tool of his campaign, and since becoming president he has successfully resisted attempts by senior aides to have him give up use of the micro-blogging application.

Point of Order raised in British House of Commons regarding President Trump's tweets.

Trump, on the other hand, tweeted out to May on Wednesday night asking her not to focus on him.

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