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British Prime Minister Condemns Trump For Promoting Anti-Muslim Videos From Group That ‘Peddles Lies’

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British Prime Minister Condemns Trump For Promoting Anti-Muslim Videos From Group That ‘Peddles Lies’




British Prime Minister Theresa May issued a rare direct condemnation of President Trump’s decision to retweet three inflammatory anti-Muslim videos posted by a notorious far-right British extremist.

Trump on Wednesday re-tweeted the videos which were first sent out by a leader of the ultranationalist Britain First Party, Jayda Fransen, who was found guilty last year of “religiously aggravated harassment” after she verbally abused a woman wearing a hijab in front of her four children.

Fransen was arrested earlier this month over a hate speech she gave this summer at a Northern Ireland Against Terrorism rally in Belfast, according to the BBC.

Britain First has previously posted a number of misleading videos, according to The Washington Post.

One of the videos Trump retweeted showed a man beating another young man holding crutches and another showing a group of people kicking a man after he was thrown from a building.

Britain First has previously posted a number of misleading videos, reports The Washington Post.




“Britain First seeks to divide communities law-abiding of hateful narratives which pedal lies and stoke tensions,” a spokesman for May said in a statement reported by NBC News.

“This causes anxiety to law-abiding people. British people overwhelming reject the prejudice rhetoric of the far-right, which is the antithesis of the values that this country represents; decency tolerance and respect. It is wrong for the president to have done this.”

Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the U.K.’s Labour Party, called on the British government to condemn Trump’s sharing of the videos.



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