On Wednesday President Donald Trump got in a bit of bother with members of the British government over a few re-tweets of videos of Muslim terrorists that were originally posted by a nativist British faction.
The Brits were mad that Trump seemed to be giving his imprimatur to their far right faction, but Trump said that wasn’t his point. The president said he was warning about the Islamic terror in the videos, and he didn’t care who posted them. And with the rise in Islamist outrages in Europe and around the world, he is right.
After he re-tweeted the videos that were originally posted by Britain First’s deputy leader, Jayda Fransen, many British officials lost their tiny, Islamist-excusing minds. The president followed the re-tweets up saying that the Brits should worry about the terrorism engulfing their nation instead of worrying about criticizing him.
.@Theresa_May, 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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 30, 2017
The follow up tweet was a response to the linguine-spined British officials who got all upset that Trump was supporting Britain First. Sadly, the UK’s Theresa May was one of the detractors. On Thursday she slammed Trump saying, “I am very clear that retweeting from Britain First was the wrong thing to do.”
The British PM blathered on:
“The fact that we work together does not mean that we are afraid to say when we think that the United States have got it wrong and to be very clear with them. I am very clear that retweeting from Britain First was the wrong thing to do.”
“Britain First is a hateful organisation. It seeks to spread division and mistrust in our communities. It stands in fundamental opposition to the values that we share as a nation – values of respect, tolerance and, dare I say it, common decency.”
And now, according to some reports, an upcoming visit to England that Trump and British officials had planned may be canceled.
Once again, a weak-willed British government falls to bickering about its own patriots while ignoring the Islamist terror threat lurking inside their own borders.
But, as it turns out, Trump didn’t care a whit about any Britain First Party. He was focused on that Islamist threat. And, as is often the case, it turns out he was right.
A report from Yahoo News in September showed that the number of Muslims in their prison system has increased by 50% over the last ten years.
In late August, Europe’s top anti-terrorism expert, Giles de Kerchove, said that, “the U.K. is home to an estimated 35,000 Islamic extremists — more than any other country in Europe.”
The terrorism threat in the U.K. is so severe that Kerchove said there are approximately 500 Islamic extremists that are under “constant and special attention” from MI5, the U.K.’s domestic counter-intelligence and security agency.
Needless to say, the UK has been inundated with acts of terror by Muslim extremists. The nation has had far more such attacks than America. Further, terror arrests in the UK have risen 68 percent to a record level and that is despite the weak on terror approach of the UK’s central government.
Trump is right. The Brits need to worry more about their own problems instead of wasting time criticizing him.