Donald Trump's anti-Muslim video retweets spark diplomatic incident

  • Donald Trump's anti-Muslim video retweets spark diplomatic incident

Donald Trump's anti-Muslim video retweets spark diplomatic incident

Donald Trump himself has retweeted these videos and has around 44million followers!

Britain First is a political party condemned as ultranationalist and previously accused of sharing anti-Muslim conspiracy theories.

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.

A local Islamic leader reacts to President Trump's inflammatory retweets of anti-Muslim videos.

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.

Even America's closest ally, the office of British Prime Minister Theresa May, said: "It is wrong for the [US] President to have done this".

Mrs May delivered the surprise invitation during a visit to the White House shortly after Mr Trump's inauguration.

Trump fired back at May over her criticism. "They cause anxiety to law-abiding people", the spokesperson said.

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The White House repeatedly refused to be drawn into the content of the videos or whether Trump was aware of the source of the tweets.

Trump's retort to the PM, which he first addressed to the wrong Theresa May Twitter account, "has led to renewed calls for Mr Trump's planned state visit to the United Kingdom to be cancelled, although Downing Street said on Wednesday that the invitation still stood", the BBC reports.

The third video retweeted by Trump was titled "Islamist mob pushes teenage boy off roof and beats him to death!"

But Dutch newspaper Telegraaf reported that the video was first posted on Dutch site Dumpert, which hosts content uploaded by users, and police made no mention of the ethnicity or religion of the perpetrator in a press release on the incident.

"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.

"Such content is the engine that fuels extremist movements and will embolden bigots in the USA who already believe the president is a fellow traveller", the ADL said in a statement.

However, the chances of the red carpet being rolled out for the President in the near future appeared to be receding amid the furore over his endorsement of the Britain First videos. "What do I think about it?"