On Wednesday, A U.S. President Retweeted An Al Qaeda Propaganda Video


One of the videos President Trump retweeted Wednesday was originally released by the al-Qaida affiliate in Syria.

Among the controversial videos President Trump retweeted from a Britain First account on Wednesday was a video put out by the al-Qaida affiliate in Syria.

Another video Trump retweeted Wednesday shows a man — said to be a supporter of Syria's al-Qaida affiliate then known as the Nusra Front — smashing a blue and white statue of the Virgin Mary.

The video appeared on the internet in October 2013, in the midst of a civil war in Syria, and was reported by the Middle East Media Research Institute, MEMRI, who identified the man as Sheikk Omar Raghba. In the video, he declares that "idols" will no longer be worshipped in the Levant before he smashes the large statue in the Yakubiya village in northwestern Syria.

One of the other two videos, which depicted two boys fighting - turned out to be misrepresented:

The third video shows two young men fighting near a river bank. It was originally posted to a Dutch viral video site in May 2017 and picked up by Dutch media the following day. Two 16 -year-old boys were arrested, according to De Telegraaf, and police removed the video. The boy's religion was not included in any of the reports.

The video was titled "VIDEO: Muslim migrant beats up Dutch boy on crutches!", which was entirely incorrect.

A statement from the spokesman for the Dutch prosecution service Wednesday said the boy was not a migrant and was born and raised in the Netherlands.