“Muslim attack” video retweeted by Donald Trump turns out to be fake

A video retweeted by Donald Trump supposedly showing a Muslim migrant beating up a boy on crutches has been dismissed as “fake news” by police in The Netherlands.

The video was one of three posts retweeted by the US President that claimed show attacks by Muslims that Trump shared with his 44 million Twitter followers.

Trump has frequently complained about organisations failing to report the news accurately.

A police 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, police said.

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

MPs have now called for a ban on the US President visiting the UK after he retweeted the Britain First propaganda.

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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 invitation in January.

Parliament 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.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said: “I hope our Government will condemn far-right retweets by Donald Trump. They are abhorrent, dangerous and a threat to our society.”

And David Lammy, Labour MP for Tottenham, said: “Trump sharing Britain First. Let that sink in. The President of the United States is promoting a fascist, racist, extremist hate group whose leaders have been arrested and convicted. He is no ally or friend of ours.”

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