Trump retweets series of anti-Muslim videos

Trump retweets series of anti-Muslim videos

Trump retweets series of anti-Muslim videos

On Wednesday (Thursday NZ Time), the USA president retweeted three posts from the Twitter feed of Jayda Fransen, who took over as acting leader of Britain First when the incumbent was jailed for religious hate crimes last December.

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. Fransen was convicted earlier this month of abusing a Muslim woman and was ordered to pay a fine and legal costs.

Fransen's videos were titled, "Muslim migrant beats up Dutch boy on crutches!", "Muslim Destroys a Statue of Virgin Mary!", and "Islamist mob pushes teenage boy off roof and beats him to death!"

Several people soon condemned Trump for sharing the videos. As we know Donald Trump stands for free speech.

Sanders told reporters she doesn't know how the videos got in front of Trump but at the same time didn't answer whether they were real.

Trump sent the Twitter messages Wednesday morning. The perpetrator of the violent act in this video was born and raised in the Netherlands.

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But Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders maintained that the videos did not need to be verified, claiming the media was focusing on "the wrong thing".

"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". The President fired back, telling her to focus on radical Islamic terrorism in the United Kingdom.

Many in the White House had hoped that he would stop using Twitter after John Kelly was appointed White House chief of staff in July with a brief to bring order to the administration, but not even the retired Marine Corps general has been able to have Trump surrender his Twitter feed.

Other organizations joined CAIR to condemn Trump's retweets and call on other politicians to speak out against them. "He received and completed his sentence under Dutch law".

"What we saw today is one of many videos that is circulating on anti-Muslim hate websites", said Ilhan Cagri with the US-based Muslim Public Affairs Council.

"The violence depicted in these videos is horrific, but it is abhorrent that President Trump would choose to deliberately fan the flames of hatred and religious bigotry", Democratic US Senator Jack Reed said in a statement.

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