'He's not a Muslim or a migrant': Police in Netherlands say Donald Trump's retweeted video is fake news: Attacker beating up boy on crutches is DUTCH (and two more clips are five years old)

  • Donald Trump has retweeted three anti-Muslim videos posted by far-right group?
  • Videos posted by Britain First's Jayda Fransen show 'Muslims' committing crimes
  • But police in the Netherlands say 'Muslim' beating up a boy on crutches is Dutch
  • MailOnline found clips retweeted by President Trump are at least five years old?
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A video retweeted by Donald Trump of a Muslim migrant beating up a boy on crutches was today dismissed as fake news by police in the Netherlands.

A spokeswoman said the attacker in the video is a Dutch national - and not an immigrant as claimed by British nationalists.

The video is six months old and was filmed in Monnickendam, ten miles north of Amsterdam, they said.

A Monnickendam Police spokeswoman told MailOnline: 'The guy in the video attacking a boy on crutches is a Dutch national.'?

Meanwhile respected Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf quoted sources as saying that the perpetrator is 'not a Muslim, let alone a migrant, but just a Dutchman.'?

The first video President Trump posted depicted 'Muslim migrant' according to Jayda Fransen, beating up a 'Dutch boy on crutches'?

The first video President Trump posted depicted 'Muslim migrant' according to Jayda Fransen, beating up a 'Dutch boy on crutches'?

The second video shows a 'Muslim man' speaking to the camera and then bashing a statue of Virgin Mary on the ground, shattering her?

The second video shows a 'Muslim man' speaking to the camera and then bashing a statue of Virgin Mary on the ground, shattering her?

The third video President Trump retweeted shows an 'Islamist mob pushes teenage boy off roof and beats him to death!'?

The third video President Trump retweeted shows an 'Islamist mob pushes teenage boy off roof and beats him to death!'?

President Trump retweeted three videos that purportedly showed 'Muslims' doing bad deeds, which were initially posted by far-right Britain First deputy leader Jayda Fransen, who has been convicted of hate crimes.?

Trump also posted footage of a Muslim man 'destroying a statue of Virgin Mary' – and a video apparently showing an Islamist mob pushing teenage boy off roof and beating him to death.

But MailOnline has found that despite being posted by Ms Fransen yesterday both videos are at least five years old.

The first showing the destruction of the Virgin Mary statue was first reported back in 2012.

It shows a bearded man speaking to the camera in Arabic as he holds up a statue of the Virgin Mary before throwing it to the ground, where it smashes into pieces.

According to the Middle East Media Research Institute, whose video of the incident has been viewed more than 17,000 times on YouTube, the footage was captured in a Syrian village and features a Muslim called Sheik Omar Raghba.

In his remarks to the camera before smashing the statue, he reportedly says: ‘Allah willing, Allah alone will be worshipped in the Levant, which will be ruled only by the law of Allah.

‘The idols will be worshipped no more in the Levant, Allah willing.

‘We shall accept nothing but Allah, his religion, and the Sunnah of his prophet.’

And the second shows an incident which took place during riots by Muslim Brotherhood supporters in Alexandria, Egypt, in July 2013 following the coup which ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

The videos were posted by?Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of Britain First (pictured)

The videos were posted by?Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of Britain First (pictured)

In the video, believed to have been filmed with a mobile phone from across the road, 19-year-old Hamada Badr is seen huddling with three friends on top of a 20ft ledge after being chased on to a rooftop by a Muslim Brotherhood mob.

The group of friends, targeted by the mob simply for celebrating the ousting of Morsi, are pelted with rocks before three of the boys are thrown off the ledge and beaten as they lie on the ground. One bearded man is seen carrying a black and white Al Qaeda flag.

Mr Badr died from his injuries while his two friends were seriously injured.

The footage appears to have been uploaded on to YouTube in July 2013 and received widespread attention from the mainstream media at the time.?

The White House shrugged off suggestions that anti-Muslim videos President Trump spread online might be fake – because the 'threat' is real.

'Whether it is a real video, the threat is real,' President Trump's spokesperson Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told journalists.

'That is what the president is talking about, that is what the president is focused on dealing with, those real threats and those are real no matter how you look at it.'

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn joined calls for the government to take a tough stance on Mr Trump's retweets

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn joined calls for the government to take a tough stance on Mr Trump's retweets

Labour MP and Home Affairs Committee chair Yvette Cooper said the government 'must condemn' the retweets by Mr Trump

Labour MP and Home Affairs Committee chair Yvette Cooper said the government 'must condemn' the retweets by Mr Trump

None of the videos posted by Ms Fransen – who is the deputy leader of Britain First, a group that stands against the Islamisation of the United Kingdom – have been verified, with police saying that a 'Muslim migrant' portrayed in one, is a Dutch citizen.

Trump's postings have caused outrage in the United Kingdom, as a number of members of parliament have said they want to see his invitation to visit the country next year rescinded. However, British Prime Minister Theresa May has said the visit will go on.

The Prime Minister's official spokesman said Britain First sought to divide communities through its use of 'hateful narratives which peddle lies and stoke tensions'.

'It is wrong for the president to have done this,' the spokesman said.

Despite the slapdown, Mrs May's spokesman made clear that the controversial invitation for the president to make a state visit to the UK, made when Theresa May met Mr Trump in Washington in January, still stood.

'The invitation for a state visit has been extended and accepted. Further details will be announced in due course,' the spokesman said.?

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May blasts Trump for retweeting videos posted by the deputy leader of Britain First - but his invite for a State Visit STILL stands

US President Donald Trump was 'wrong' to share anti-Muslim videos posted by a far-right UK group, Downing Street said today.

Furious MPs insisted Mr Trump was 'not welcome here' following the Twitter posts but No 10 said his invite to come to Britain on a state visit still stands.

The storm over the posts - first shared by Britain First's deputy leader - deepened as the?widow of murdered MP Jo Cox accused him of 'spreading hatred'.

The furious backlash came after the 71-year-old President retweeted content posted by Britain First's Jayda Fransen.

President Donald Trump has retweeted three videos posted by a far-right British leader, known for her rabid Islamophobia?

President Donald Trump retweeted three videos posted by a far-right British leader, known for her rabid Islamophobia?

Labour politician Mrs Cox was stabbed and shot outside her constituency office in Birstall, West Yorkshire, in June 2016 by a man who shouted 'Britain First'.?

The first video retweeted by Mr Trump was claimed to show a 'Muslim migrant' beating up a Dutch boy on crutches.

But Dutch media this afternoon said the video was 'fake news'. The video features a born and raised Dutch man and no reports have detailed the suspect's religion.

Mr Trump also retweeted a video of a Muslim man 'destroy(ing) a statue of Virgin Mary', and another where Ms Fransen wrote: 'Islamist mob pushed teenage boy off roof and beats him to death!' The provenance of the footage is unknown.

MIGRANT VIDEO IS 'FAKE NEWS', DUTCH MEDIA CLAIM?

The video entitled 'Muslim migrant beats up Dutch boy on crutches!' has already been claimed to be fake news .

The clip was allegedly first posted on the Dutch website Dumpert in May before being removed following a request by police.

The incident was said to have taken place in Monnickendam, around ten miles north of Amsterdam.

But Dutch media the 16-year-old perpetrator, who was arrested, is said to be an 'ordinary Dutchman' – and not a migrant nor a Muslim.?

The row casts fresh doubt on the prospects for Mr Trump's state visit, which has been repeatedly pushed back since Prime Minister Theresa May extended the invite in January.?

Speaker John Bercow has already made clear he would block the President from getting the honour of addressing both Houses of Parliament if he does come.?

The Prime Minister's official spokesman said Britain First sought to divide communities through its use of 'hateful narratives which peddle lies and stoke tensions'.

'It is wrong for the president to have done this,' the spokesman said.?

Despite the slapdown, Mrs May's spokesman made clear that the controversial invitation for the president to make a state visit to the UK, made when Theresa May met Mr Trump in Washington in January, still stood.

'The invitation for a state visit has been extended and accepted. Further details will be announced in due course,' the spokesman said.?

The spokesman said that Britain First 'cause anxiety to law-abiding people', adding that: '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.'?

Labour MP Mary Creagh said Mr Trump was 'not welcome here', while Brendan Cox, whose politician wife Jo was killed during the EU referendum campaign last year, accused him of 'spreading hatred'

Labour MP Mary Creagh said Mr Trump was 'not welcome here', while Brendan Cox, whose politician wife Jo was killed during the EU referendum campaign last year, accused him of 'spreading hatred'

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn joined calls for the government to take a tough stance on Mr Trump's retweets

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn joined calls for the government to take a tough stance on Mr Trump's retweets

There have been claims Mr Trump has been dragging his heels on agreeing a date because he does not want to face protests - after more than 1.8million people signed a petition demanding the visit be cancelled.

Mrs May did not take PMQs in the Commons today because she is on a trip to the Middle East, but Downing Street said it would respond later.?

Brendan Cox, the husband of Mrs Cox, who was killed during the EU referendum campaign last year, said: 'Trump has legitimised the far right in his own country, now he's trying to do it in ours.

'Spreading hatred has consequences and the President should be ashamed of himself.'?

Labour MP Mary Creagh posted: 'Jo Cox's killer shouted 'Britain First'. (Trump) retweeting this hate criminal demeans his office. He is not welcome here.'?

London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who was embroiled in a spat with Mr Trump last year over his call for a travel ban on mainly-Muslim countries, said: 'Britain First is a vile, hate-fuelled organisation whose views should be condemned, not amplified.'

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn also urged Mrs May to take a tough stance against the President.

'I hope our Government will condemn far-right retweets by Donald Trump. They are abhorrent, dangerous and a threat to our society,' he said.?

Labour MP Chuka Umunna told Sky News: 'I don't think the president of the United States, a president who has not only promoted bigotry, misogyny and racism in his own country, I don't think he is welcome here.

'I think the invite that has been made to him to come to our country in early 2018 should be withdrawn.

'What we see here is the president retweeting and promoting the propaganda of a far right racist bigoted group members of which have been arrested and convicted for promoting hatred in this country.

'I am absolutely astounded that a man – any person – in his position holding the office that he does should be promoting the propaganda of a far right British group.'

JO COX MURDERED BY NAZI OBSESSED KILLER WHO SHOUTED 'BRITAIN FIRST'

The late Labour MP Jo Cox, a mother of two young children, was brutally murdered by Nazi obsessed Thomas Mair who shouted 'Britain First' as he stabbed ?her (file pic)

The late Labour MP Jo Cox, a mother of two young children, was brutally murdered by Nazi obsessed Thomas Mair who shouted 'Britain First' as he stabbed ?her (file pic)

Labour MP Jo Cox was murdered by a far-right extremist who shouted 'Britain First' as he brutally shot and stabbed her to death.

Mrs Cox, a mother of two young children, was on her way to hold a constituency surgery when she was confronted by Thomas Mair one morning in June last year.

Her killer, a Nazi-obsessed loner, shouted 'Britain First, this is for Britain, Britain will always come first' as he rained down blows on 41-year-old Mrs Cox.

Mair, 54, spent hours looking up information on the Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan and other white supremacist organisations before brutally attacking the Labour MP.

He lay in wait outside Birstall Library for her to arrive for her weekly surgery before repeatedly stabbing her with a 7in dagger and firing a .22 rimfire rifle.?

When arrested, the unemployed gardener told police, 'I am a political activist'.

Britain First is a far right organisation set up on 2011 a group of ex members of the British National Party (BNP).

Its members have tried to stoke race tensions by launching so-called Christian patrols, which see its members walk through Britain's streets carrying giant crosses and confronting members of the public.

Several of its leading members have been convicted of harassment after they hurled abuse at women wearing hijabs and for launching 'mosque invasions'.

There have been calls for the group to be listed as a terror organisation.

Britain First previously denied any involvement in the attack on Mrs Cox, and there is no suggestion that Mair was influenced by or in any way involved with the group.

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