Donald Trump retweets anti-Muslim videos posted by Britain First deputy leader


President Donald Trump retweeted Wednesday morning three inflammatory videos from a British far-right account rife with anti-Muslim content.

A subsequent video shows a man smashing a statue of the Virgin Mary, with the caption "Muslim Destroys a Statue of Virgin Mary!" Brendan Cox, the husband of Jo Cox, the British MP who was murdered previous year by a man who reportedly shouted "Britain First" as he attacked her, tweeted, "Trump has legitimized the far right in his own country, now he's trying to do it in ours".

The third video appears to have been first posted in May 2017, purportedly showing a Muslim migrant beating a Dutch boy on crutches. "All he was guilty of was that he was on the roof of the building, celebrating the ousting of Morsi".

One video titled "Islamist mob pushes teenage boy off roof and beats him to death" is four years old. "God bless you Trump!"

On Fransen's own Twitter account, a message appeared lauding Mr. Trump for sharing the Britain First message with his "around 44 million followers!" The president followed the retweets with other messages Wednesday morning commending the stock market and high consumer confidence, and a call to boycott the "Fake News" CNN. Frasen was arrested in London by Irish police November 19 for "threatening, abusive or insulting words or behavior" displayed at a rally in Belfast, Ireland, in August.

The Britain First group they lead has engaged in direct actions such as "invasions" of mosques in the United Kingdom and leading "Christian patrols", marching in predominantly Muslim areas carrying large crosses.

At one such patrol, Fransen told cameras: "This is a Christian country".



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