Trump's anti-Muslim rhetoric

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1. Ashley Parker is a White House reporter for The Washington Post. She joined The Post in 2017, after 11 years at the New York Times, where she covered the 2012 and 2016 presidential campaigns and Congress, among other things.

John Wagner is a national reporter who leads The Post's new breaking political news team. He previously covered the Trump White House. He came to The Post from the News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C., where he served as the paper’s Washington correspondent, covering the 2004 presidential bid of Sen. John Edwards and the final years in office of Sen. Jesse Helms.

The following are excerpts from an article, by Ashley Parker and John Wagner on November 29, 2017, under the headline "Trump retweets inflammatory and unverified anti-Muslim videos".

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President Trump on Wednesday shared three inflammatory anti-Muslim videos on Twitter posted by a far-right British activist, drawing backlash from across Britain, including a sharp rebuke from the British prime minister's office.

The videos — whose authenticity could not be independently verified — were first shared by Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of Britain First, which bills itself as a political party but has been widely condemned as an extremist group that targets mosques and Muslims.

Britain First has previously posted a number of misleading videos, and the three Trump shared were provocatively 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!”

Fransen, 31, who lives in a London suburb, was convicted of religiously aggravated harassment in November 2016 after abusing a woman wearing a hijab. Fransen was arrested again earlier this month after comments she made during a speech in Belfast.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment as to why the president retweeted Fransen’s provocative and unverified videos. It was not immediately clear how the videos came to Trump's attention, but conservative columnist Ann Coulter, whom Trump follows on Twitter, retweeted one of them on Tuesday.

The video of the rooftop mob dates to July 2013 and was purportedly filmed in Alexandria, Egypt, shortly after the military overthrew President Mohamed Morsi, an Islamist and the country’s first democratically elected president. The coup set off weeks of protests and violent clashes between Morsi’s supporters on one side, and Egyptian security forces and military supporters on the other, culminating in an Egyptian security force raid on a pro-Morsi protest camp that killed as many as a thousand people.

Trump’s retweets stirred widespread criticism in Britain, including a statement from the office Prime Minister Theresa May saying Trump was “wrong” to redistribute material from a group that promotes “hateful narratives.”

“British people overwhelmingly reject the prejudiced rhetoric of the far-right which is the antithesis of the values that this country represents: decency, tolerance and respect,” said the statement, read by a spokesman from 10 Downing Street.

It added that Britain First “seeks to divide communities through their use of hateful narratives” and uses falsehoods to “stoke tensions.”

“They cause anxiety to law-abiding people,” the statement said.

Wednesday evening, Trump responded on Twitter: "Theresa @theresamay, don’t focus on me, focus on the destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom. We are doing just fine!"...

The president has a history of retweeting other controversial supporters, including white supremacists and neo-Nazis, and during his campaign proposed a ban on all Muslims from entering the country.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders defended Trump’s post as evidence he wants to “promote strong borders and strong national security.” But she sidestepped questions on whether the president should give his Twitter endorsement to content whose authenticity was not verified.

...Trump’s tweets were strongly condemned by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization.

“By his unconscionable and irresponsible actions this morning, President Trump is clearly telling members of his base that they should hate Islam and Muslims,” said Nihad Awad, the group’s national executive director. “These are actions one would expect to see on virulent anti-Muslim hate sites, not on the Twitter feed of the president of the United States. Trump’s posts amount to incitement to violence against American Muslims. His actions should be condemned by all American political and religious leaders, regardless of their party or faith.”

Piers Morgan, a British journalist and television host who was also a winner on Trump’s “Celebrity Apprentice,” was also quick to rebuke the president.

“Good morning, Mr President @realDonaldTrump — what the hell are you doing retweeting a bunch of unverified videos by Britain First, a bunch of disgustingly racist far-right extremists? Please STOP this madness & undo your retweets,” he wrote....

Nick Ryan, of the anti-extremist group Hope Not Hate, told the Independent newspaper it was “pretty incredulous that the leader of the free world would stoop to sharing content from one of the most notorious far-right groups in the U.K.”

In June 2016, Labour Party member of Parliament Jo Cox was killed by an assailant alleged to have shouted “Britain first!” Leaders of the Britain First group said there were no ties between the attacker and their organization. The assailant, however, had links to neo-Nazi groups.

On Wednesday, Cox’s widower, Brendan Cox, tweeted: “Trump has legitimised the far right in his own country, now he’s trying to do it in ours. Spreading hatred has consequences & the President should be ashamed of himself.” (End excerpts)

Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...ed-anti-muslim-videos/?utm_term=.ce8e70d0cfe9
 
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YOU are slugnutty, confusing anti-Muslim with anti-terrorists - get it right!!! - hello?!

 
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YOU are slugnutty, confusing anti-Muslim with anti-terrorists - get it right!!! - hello?!

My great friend, your abnormal blinking or twitching of the eyes shows the urgency for you to consult an ophthalmologist, so that you won't mistake all Muslims as terrorists.
 
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2. Marwan Bishara is senior political analyst at Al Jazeera. The following are excerpts from his November 09, 2016 article headlined "All We Arabs Ask, Mr. Trump, Is to Leave Us Alone".

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...America, in one magic moment, you’ve revealed how you’ve changed. For the worse. Poor you, you feel so insecure, vulnerable and fragile. Like the rest of us.

So, instead of reaching for your famed “can-do” spirit, lifting yourselves up by the bootstraps, you turned to a strident, bellicose type of nationalism. The kind usually associated with strutting generalissimos of Third World nations with their chests covered with made-up, self-awarded medals.

Maybe the people of the Middle East will look and realize that you are no longer the Great Democracy to emulate. That your modern style of empire and your role as keeper of the world order for the world’s own good are stumbling and failing, even in your own eyes; and that we in the Middle East should not be turning to you for rescue....

You’ve voted to reduce your liberties. To narrow the range of people entitled to justice and equality before the law. To live in a place where the police should not be criticized; where fighting political correctness is more important than fighting racism; where Muslims are suspected and people who appear Hispanic can be rounded up if they’re not carrying their papers.

In this election you’ve revealed that your people — like Russians, Hungarians, Iraqis, Iranians and others whose politics you normally look down on — will choose a narrow, nonsensical nationalist ethos when they feel threatened by uncertainty. Your imperial outreach allowed you to experience other cultures, but now you’ve chosen to shrink your outlook, with the expectation that the world will continue to revolve around you. It won’t.

Like the rest of us, you’re now divided between those who want to make their nation great again alone and those who want to make it great together.

O.K., enough about you; let’s talk about us. We in the Middle East can’t decipher what exactly your incoming president wants from us. I don’t think he knows, either.

Mr. Trump said he would bring back torture and ban Muslims from entering America, and he compared the threat of “radical Islam” to Soviet Communism. He wants less engagement in the region, and fewer “free riders” like the Saudis who don’t pay enough for American protection. And he wants the United States to abandon the costly nation-building in the Middle East.

What nation-building? In Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, Libya and Somalia, civil wars continue unabated. The Arab and Muslim worlds only hope the United States stops contributing to the destruction. Mr. Trump does not exactly seem concerned for the wishes of Middle Easterners and their right to live in peace. It sounds more like what he really wants to do is pal around with other strutting, authoritarian types…….

Expect America’s new president to work closely with Egypt’s president, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, and Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. Mr. Trump has embraced Mr. Netanyahu’s positions on Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and on abandoning the two-state solution. Instead of Americanizing the Middle East, Mr. Trump seems set on “Israelizing” America, stirring fear of Muslims and trying to wall out “the other.”

Arabs, and Middle Easterners in general, should take one quick look and figure out how to be less dependent on the United States, and how to resolve their conflicts within their own, regional frameworks. ….And if the Trump presidency is as bad as I expect it to be — though not so bad that it demolishes democracy entirely — he can be voted out in four years.

Meanwhile, fasten your seatbelts. It’s going to be a hell of a ride. (End excerpts)

Source: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive...rabs-ask-president-trump-is-to-leave-us-alone
 
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My great friend, your abnormal blinking or twitching of the eyes shows the urgency for you to consult an ophthalmologist, so that you won't mistake all Muslims as terrorists.
I do NOT you stooge maniac! But YOU apparently can't see the difference! According to you, there is no difference, as you can not distinguish between them, nor see when others ARE able to! :rolleyes:

 
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I do NOT you stooge maniac! But YOU apparently can't see the difference! According to you, there is no difference, as you can not distinguish between them, nor see when others ARE able to! :rolleyes:

You and your companions must have stepped on a Muslim ant colony. :)
 
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3. The following is full text of an August 7, 2017 news report posted by Nancy Coleman, CNN, under the headline "On average, 9 mosques have been targeted every month this year".

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A mosque in Ypsilanti, Michigan, is burned to the ground. Yet another -- in Tucson, Arizona -- is broken into and its copies of the Quran ripped up. And just this weekend in Bloomington, Minnesota, a homemade explosive device detonated at an Islamic center around the time of morning prayers.

We mapped 63 publicly reported incidents from January to July 2017, where mosques were targets of threats, vandalism or arson. On average, that comes down to nine every month and at least two a week.

The incidents, tallied in a preliminary list of publicly reported occurrences by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, span 26 states from Florida to Hawaii. During the same time period in 2016, CAIR counted 46 incidents.

Below is a list of all the cities where mosques have been targeted. In some cases, there was more than one incident in a particular city:

Alabama:
Huntsville
Hoover

Arizona:
Tucson

California:
Davis
Roseville
Sacramento

Colorado:
Boulder
Denver
Fort Collins

Florida:
Miami
New Tampa
Port St. Lucie
Tampa

Georgia:
Atlanta
Augusta

Hawaii:
Honolulu

Illinois:
Des Plaines
Peoria

Iowa:
Des Moines

Kentucky:
Lexington

Louisiana:
Bossier City

Maine:
Portland

Maryland:
Gaithersburg
Silver Spring

Michigan:
Kentwood
Ypsilanti

Mississippi:
Hattiesburg

Montana:
Bozeman

New Jersey:
Bayonne
Jersey City

New York:
Brooklyn
Bronx
Long Island
Manhattan
Queens

Ohio:
Cincinnati
Columbus
West Chester Township

Oregon:
Eugene

Pennsylvania:
South Whitehall Township

Tennessee:
Murfreesboro

Texas:
Richardson
Victoria

Virginia:
Brentsville
Falls Church

Washington:
Bellevue

West Virginia:
Princeton

(End text)

Source: https://edition.cnn.com/2017/03/20/us/mosques-targeted-2017-trnd/index.html
 
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3. The following is full text of an August 7, 2017 news report posted by Nancy Coleman, CNN, under the headline "On average, 9 mosques have been targeted every month this year".

(Begin text)
A mosque in Ypsilanti, Michigan, is burned to the ground. Yet another -- in Tucson, Arizona -- is broken into and its copies of the Quran ripped up. And just this weekend in Bloomington, Minnesota, a homemade explosive device detonated at an Islamic center around the time of morning prayers.

We mapped 63 publicly reported incidents from January to July 2017, where mosques were targets of threats, vandalism or arson. On average, that comes down to nine every month and at least two a week.

The incidents, tallied in a preliminary list of publicly reported occurrences by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, span 26 states from Florida to Hawaii. During the same time period in 2016, CAIR counted 46 incidents.

Below is a list of all the cities where mosques have been targeted. In some cases, there was more than one incident in a particular city:

Alabama:
Huntsville
Hoover

Arizona:
Tucson

California:
Davis
Roseville
Sacramento

Colorado:
Boulder
Denver
Fort Collins

Florida:
Miami
New Tampa
Port St. Lucie
Tampa

Georgia:
Atlanta
Augusta

Hawaii:
Honolulu

Illinois:
Des Plaines
Peoria

Iowa:
Des Moines

Kentucky:
Lexington

Louisiana:
Bossier City

Maine:
Portland

Maryland:
Gaithersburg
Silver Spring

Michigan:
Kentwood
Ypsilanti

Mississippi:
Hattiesburg

Montana:
Bozeman

New Jersey:
Bayonne
Jersey City

New York:
Brooklyn
Bronx
Long Island
Manhattan
Queens

Ohio:
Cincinnati
Columbus
West Chester Township

Oregon:
Eugene

Pennsylvania:
South Whitehall Township

Tennessee:
Murfreesboro

Texas:
Richardson
Victoria

Virginia:
Brentsville
Falls Church

Washington:
Bellevue

West Virginia:
Princeton

(End text)

Source: https://edition.cnn.com/2017/03/20/us/mosques-targeted-2017-trnd/index.html
 
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Hi, my great friend! Long time no see! My heartiest congratulations on your new successful face transplant. You seem to have an addiction for face transplants.

Don't show me your false serious face. As to your question, my point is that if you and your idol continue to step on the Muslim ant community, both of you will be dancing the "White House Style" day and night. :)
 
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Hi, my great friend! Long time no see! My heartiest congratulations on your new successful face transplant. You seem to have an addiction for face transplants.

Don't show me your false serious face. As to your question, my point is that if you and your idol continue to step on the Muslim ant community, both of you will be dancing the "White House Style" day and night. :)
 

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