Michael Flynn maligned Muslims, shared fake news on Twitter: CNN review on Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser

On 15 different occasions, Flynn tagged in his tweets alt-right figure Mike Cernovich, who regularly tweets inflammatory and unfounded conspiracy theories.

By: IANS | Washington | Updated: November 19, 2016 11:12 am
Retired US Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn (L) departs after meeting with US President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York City, NY, U.S. November 18, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar Retired US Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn (L) departs after meeting with US President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York City, NY, U.S. November 18, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who has been asked to serve as Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser, on his Twitter account maligned the Muslim faith, shared fake news and interacted with far right and anti-Semitic figures. A CNN review of Flynn’s Twitter account found that the retired lieutenant general, who once served as head of the Defence Intelligence Agency, tweeted routinely with members of the so-called alt-right movement — a far right ideological group whose members primarily use social media as platform to spread their message.

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On 15 different occasions, Flynn tagged in his tweets alt-right figure Mike Cernovich, who regularly tweets inflammatory and unfounded conspiracy theories. Flynn urged his followers to follow Cernovich, tweeting in October, “Follow Mike @Cernovich He has a terrific book, Gorilla Mindset. Well worth the read. @realDonaldTrump will win on 8 NOV!!!”, the review said.

Cernovich runs a website called Danger and Play, which has pushed conspiracy theories that the Orlando Pulse shooter did not act alone and that former presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman was part of a sex cult. Flynn has also shared Islamophobic tweets and sentiments, the CNN review noted.

“In next 24 hours, I dare Arab and Persian world ‘leaders’ to step up to the plate and declare their Islamic ideology sick and must be healed,” Flynn tweeted in July of this year following the terrorist attack in Nice, France. In February, Flynn made waves when he tweeted it was rational to fear Muslims.

“Fear of Muslims is rational: please forward this to others: the truth fears no questions,” Flynn said with a link to a video claiming Islamophobia was rational and that Islam wanted 80 per cent of humanity enslaved or exterminated. Days before the November 8 election, Flynn tweeted a false story claiming the New York Police Department had found evidence on former US Representative Anthony Weiner’s laptop “to put Hillary (Clinton) and her crew away for life”.

In October, Flynn retweeted a false claim that UN Agenda 21, a sustainable development programme, would create a one world church where Christianity was prohibited and that choosing nationalism was the only way to stop Clinton. In July, Flynn linked a picture to a tweet that falsely claimed Clinton was “wearing hijab in solidarity with islamic terrorists”.

The picture was from a 2009 trip Clinton took to Pakistan as Secretary of State.

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First Published on: November 19, 2016 11:11 am
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    Abdul Sami
    Nov 19, 2016 at 9:15 am
    God knows all, God only knew that TRUMP will win otherwise almost the w world had considered Hillary's win. Who had thought Pandovas will be victorious against the mighty Korovas? many came in the history like trump, mussolini, hitler Pharoah and all perished. Terrorists had been a large plan to show to the world that muslims and Islam is bad but Almighty God has his plan.All these becoming happy are hidden criminals, alcoholics, gamblers, looters of their own motherland, Bribe takers, all afraid of strict straight path of truth.
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      Geetali Pavar
      Nov 19, 2016 at 7:07 am
      Untill Muslims strongly condemn acts by terrorsist groups idolizing Islam, they are bond to be bashed.
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        Jeff
        Nov 19, 2016 at 6:39 am
        Muslims are guilty until proven innocent...Brought it on themselves by defending their own religion. Flynn is right and we don't need rag heads on my FB.
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          l s
          Nov 20, 2016 at 12:50 am
          The people of this religion has brought their troubles by staying quiet and supporting terrorists and terrorism. Now they have to face the people of the w world, with their heads down, with or without their skull caps. lt;br/gt;Staying quiet is nothing else other than quiet support to wrong doer's.lt;br/gt;Pay the price now quietly.
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            mort
            Nov 21, 2016 at 7:48 am
            He did right. See what the Rapeugees are doing in Europe. Kharrush Jamia ! That is how these muslims repay for rescuing them from overcrowded sinking dinghies !!
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              mort
              Nov 21, 2016 at 7:51 am
              They can't condemn Terrorism!!!!! Terrorism in their language called JIHAD is FIRMLY enshrined in their teachings and belief. Takes various forms like BURQA JIHAD IN EUROPE , LOVE JIHAD IN INDIA AND JUMMA (FRIDAY) JIHAD EVERYWHERE !
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                sdas
                Nov 19, 2016 at 6:32 pm
                And CNN is a believable cable news program ? Ask them about two things - Hillary's election coverage and why Donna Brazil who was a contributing journalist to CNN and became the interim head of the Democratic party leaked the CNN questions to Hillary before the second Presidential debate ? Shameless, without ethics and a biased news provider.
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                  Arshad Kaleem
                  Nov 20, 2016 at 7:33 am
                  Lets see what happens i next hew months............
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