Breitbart reports that CNN host Reza Aslan has launched an attack on Donald Trump, calling Trump a “piece of s***” over a tweet Trump sent about the London terror attack.
Aslan tweeted the following.
“This piece of s*** is not just an embarrassment to America and a stain on the presidency. He’s an embarrassment to humankind.”
Aslan added a link to the tweet Donald Trump sent calling for a travel ban in the aftermath of the London attack.
Trump wrote, “We need to be smart, vigilant and tough. We need the courts to give us back our rights. We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety!”
In a later tweet, Aslan called the president a “man baby” who should be “ignored in times of crisis.”
The Breitbart report states that Aslan was furious with Donald Trump for “correctly identifying the London Bridge attack as an act of terror.”
Aslan did not send any condolences or words of support to those affected by the London attacks on his Twitter feed and came under fire for focusing solely on the impact the attacks may have on perceptions of Muslims.
Right-leaning YouTube star Stefan Molyneux called Aslan out on his insensitivity. Molyneux wrote, “as people bleed out in the streets of London, CNN host Reza Aslan identifies Donald Trump’s tweets as the major issue of concern. #CNNisISIS.”
The network received some backlash over its response and #CNNisISIS started trending.
One person shared a graphic of a CNN employee painting a portrait of a terrorist and carefully replacing the gun and bloodied arm with a dove holding an olive branch in its beak (both the dove and the olive branch are symbols of peace.)
Aslan is the host of CNN’s Believer TV series. He has come under fire for causing offense to Indians by filming segments that characterized one Hindu sect as cannibalistic. Aslan is also known for his public feuds with atheist Sam Harris. Harris has called Reza the “master of bad analogies and silly dodges….”
Harris was responding to a tweet in which Aslan accused him of not doing research for his neuroscience books.
Reza Aslan, master of bad analogies and silly dodges.... https://t.co/zcnr0NzMpu— Sam Harris (@SamHarrisOrg) August 13, 2015
London was rocked when a car slammed into pedestrians on London Bridge. Six people were killed and many more injured. Three terrorists were then shot dead by police, according to The Sun.
“One officer was seriously wounded while heroic cops gunned down extremists within eight minutes of first emergency call.”
Breitbart reports that both Trump and VP Mike Pence have sent words of support to London, saying “we are with you.”
Donald Trump wrote, “Whatever the United States can do to help out in London and the U. K., we will be there – WE ARE WITH YOU. GOD BLESS!”
Mike Pence wrote, “our thoughts & prayers are w/ the victims, courageous first responders & all the people of London. As President Trump said: WE ARE WITH YOU.”
The report notes that in a recent issue of their magazine Rumiyah, ISIS referred to crowded London streets as “ideal targets” for terror attacks.
“Flatten [non-Muslims] under trucks.”
After the terrorists were gunned down, a picture of their dead bodies was taken outside the Wheatsheaf pub in Borough Market.
The 48 people who were injured are being treated at five London hospitals. Among those 48 was a British Transport Police officer who was stabbed in the face.
A Cobra emergency response meeting was chaired following confirmation that it was a terrorist incident. The Met Police have opened a casualty bureau for those concerned about family and friends who might have been caught up in the attacks.
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