Donna Berman

Trump’s Xenophobic Tweet

As rabbis in Greater Hartford, we add our voices to those of religious leaders around the world in condemning President Donald Trump’s retweeting of incendiary, anti-Muslim videos. The original source of these videos is Britain First, a discredited group of far-right British extremists.

Messages from the president such as this are not simply deeply offensive and irresponsible. They are dangerous, fanning the flames of xenophobia and encouraging intolerance and even violence against Muslims, immigrants and other minorities. (Indeed, this tweet was welcomed by American white supremacist David Duke and Jayda Fransen, deputy leader of Britain First, whose group was given a major...