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Anti-Muslim British Group That Trump Retweeted Compared To The KKK By British Lawmaker

The Islamaphobia is real.

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According to The Hill,  a British lawmaker has called President Donald Trump's three retweets of anti-Muslim videos from a far-right leader in the UK proof that the president is "a racist, incompetent, or unthinking, or all three."

"I utterly condemn hatred and extremism and violence from wherever it comes," Labour MP Stephen Doughty  said on CNN. "What the president has done here is sharing information from a convicted criminal — someone who is currently facing further charges — and from a very extreme organization equivalent I would say to the likes of the KKK in the United States."

He also advised that Trump should worry more about what's happening in the U.S. than worrying about "far-right organizations in the U.K."

Trump, who has often been accused of Islamaphobia, received major backlash after retweeting three videos from the deputy leader of Britain First, an ultranationalist group. The videos showed violent acts allegedly committed by Muslims.

Of course, the White House has stood by the tweets. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said whether the inflammatory videos are real or not, “the threat is real.”

"I'm not talking about the nature of the video,” she told reporters at the White House when asked about reports that the videos might be fake. “I think you're focusing on the wrong thing. The threat is real and that is what the president is talking about."

British Prime Minister Theresa May has also condemned the tweets, and as The Hill also reports, London Mayor Sadiq Khan said Trump should not be welcomed for a state visit by the U.K. because of the tweets.


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