Trump shares anti-Muslim videos from Islamophobic right-wing leader

Trump retweets leader who was charged with religiously aggravated harassment

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President Donald Trump shared three inflammatory anti-Muslim videos on Twitter on Wednesday, retweeting the unverified videos from Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of the far-right group Britain First.

The 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!”

The acts committed in the videos are as yet unverified, and it is not clear whether the perpetrators were even actually Muslim.

Trump, who has expressed Islamophobic beliefs in the past and called for a “total and complete shutdown” of all Muslims entering the United States, retweeted the videos without comment before returning to his usual tweets about how CNN was “fake news.”

 

Fransen, who has been charged in Britain with religiously aggravated harassment for verbally abusing a woman wearing a hijab. She was also accused of using “threatening, abusing or insulting words or behavior” in speeches and leaflets, thanked Trump on Wednesday for spreading her message:

“THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, DONALD TRUMP, HAS RETWEETED THREE OF DEPUTY LEADER JAYDA FRANSEN’S TWITTER VIDEOS! DONALD TRUMP HIMSELF HAS RETWEETED THESE VIDEOS AND HAS AROUND 44 MILLION FOLLOWERS! GOD BLESS YOU TRUMP! GOD BLESS AMERICA!”