“Donald Trump has caused further outrage,” screams the ever-craven Daily Mail, “by claiming more British Muslims join Islamic State than the Armed Forces” — and good upstanding British subjects are outraged, too: “…as a petition demanding he is banned from the UK hit 525,000 signatures.”
Wow, that Donald Trump is really out of bounds now, right? There’s just one problem: the Daily Mail itself reported the same thing on June 17, 2014, contradicting its claim below that this information dates from August 2014. Newsweek reported it as well. So did the New York Times.
Will there now be petitions to ban New York Times and Newsweek reporters from the UK? Will the Daily Mail ban itself?
“Now Donald Trump claims more British Muslims join ISIS than the Army as number of people signing petition to ban him from UK soars above 525,000,” by Mark Duell, Martin Robinson and Matt Chorley, MailOnline, December 11, 2015 (thanks to Pamela Geller):
Donald Trump has caused further outrage by claiming more British Muslims join Islamic State than the Armed Forces, as a petition demanding he is banned from the UK hit 525,000 signatures.
The 69-year-old US Republican presidential candidate tweeted a link to a magazine article last night that referenced the claim, which was based on figures from England’s first Muslim MP.
Khalid Mahmood, the Labour MP for Birmingham Perry Barr, said in August 2014 that there were about 2,000 British jihadis – a higher number than the Government’s estimate….