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Minutes after news broke of a tragic shooting in at least one mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand during the second hour of CNN Tonight, Intercept columnist Mehdi Hasan claimed that “far-right terrorism” was on the rise in the United States and blamed President Trump for attacks both here and abroad.
After listening to New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern deliver a press conference on the shooting, Hasan was the first guest host Don Lemon went to citing his guest’s Muslim beliefs.
“And I think to kind of talk about the story we talked about before in terms of Trump's rhetoric as well. Western government has turned a blind eye to domestic terrorism, to domestic far-right terrorism,” Hasan proclaimed.
Without citing his sources, Hasan suggested the “stats” show that “here in the U.S.” “far-right terrorism” was responsible for “more attacks, more casualties from domestic terrorist groups -- far-right groups, than there are quote-unquote jihadist or Islamist groups.”