Britain First deputy leader Jayda Fransen says she'd love to talk to Donald Trump after he shared 'Muslim death video'

Jayda Fransen said she was delighted with the endorsement of Donald Trump

Jayda Fransen said she was delighted with the endorsement of Donald Trump

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Britain First deputy leader Jayda Fransen had told talkRADIO she'd "love nothing more" than to have a chat with Donald Trump after he retweeted one of her messages, which purportedly shows Muslims committing murder.

Earlier today Trump retweeted a series of videos posted online by Fransen, one of the UK's most high-profile far-right politicians. The videos purportedly show migrants beating up a Dutch boy on crutches, a Muslim man destroying a statue of the Virgin Mary and an Islamist mob pushing a teenage boy off a roof.

Speaking to our reporter Alex Dibble, Fransen - who was found guitly of racially aggravated harassment last year - said Trump's endorsment is "absolutely a positive thing," adding: "I have a huge amount of respect and am very supportive of Donald Trump. I was an avid campaigner throughout his election and I was delighted when he was elected.

"This illustrates leaders, political leaders, coming together on very important topical issues."

When asked whether it was possible to prove the aggressors in the videos were Muslims, Fransen continued: "What's the issue here? Are we talking about the specifics of the video or are we talking about the nature of the content, which is that Islam and people who follow the ideology are posing a threat to our way of life?

"We can talk about the specifics of individual videos or we can talk about the fact that the President of the United States has shared videos that are highlighting the dangers of the followers of the Islamic ideology. That's what's important, isn't it?

"If you want to discuss acts that are and aren't attributable to Muslims I feel that I will be able to, pardon the pun, Trump you every day of the week.

"We have a genocide happening right now at the hands of Muslims against Christians, Yazidis, and no-one's talking about the acts that are attributed to Muslims in those accounts.

"We have a problem with Islam throughout the world and it needs to be addressed."

On a possible discussion with Trump, Fransen said: "I'd love nothing more than to have a chat with the President. I've been on the phone all day so you never know, I may have missed a call."

In response, Muslim community leader Ajmal Masroor said he was "disgusted" and "appalled" at the fact that Trump had shared the video.

Masroor added that it shows Trump was "narrow-minded" and a "bigot."

Listen to Fransen's interview above