President Donald Trump published a very dubious tweet on Friday, which reports that people from countries with a Muslim majority cross the border with bad intentions and leave prayer carpets behind. – The Border Ranger: We found prayer rugs here. This is unreal. "Washington Researcher."
"People coming from the southern border from many countries, some of which would be a big surprise," he added.
The Border Ranger: "We have found prayer carpets here, This is unreal." Washington Examiner People coming from the southern border from many countries, some of which would be a big surprise
̵1; Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 18, 2019
The title of an article in a Washington researcher published on Wednesday, but history itself does not provide evidence of its central claim except an anonymous account – and even if it is true, prayer carpets themselves pose a threat to national security. to push his fears to the Muslims and to support the wall he proposed on the southern border something he said he was proud to shut down the government .The partial closure began on 22 December, and Trump did not step back from 5.7 billion dollars for the wall he wants
The uncertainty of the examiner's history
The Washington researcher's piece focuses on an anonymous ranger who does not present any evidence to suggest that prayer rugs are found across the border.
people who come not only from Mexico, "quotes the woman. "People, the general public, just do not get the terrorist threats of it. That's really scary. You do not know what's going on. We have found prayer rugs here. This is unreal. Not only Mexican citizens meet. "
If prayer carpets are really discovered, you can expect the article to include a picture of one of them. But that is not the case. Instead, the ranch who admits in a video accompanying the play that he never saw the Middle East crossing the border is a bottle.
Responding to the widespread critique of the article, Susan Ferrechio, Washington's chief correspondent, just criticizes the way others point to her weak source.
Mainstream media led the way with anonymous sourcing, single sources, claims without visible evidence. It's "very bad" if you do not agree with the story. January 18, 2019
It is still unexplained in the article that Muslims who have probably traveled across Mexico to cross the border , will carry their prayer rugs with them for hundreds or thousands of miles just to leave them in Texas.
There is little evidence that potential terrorists are trying to enter the country through the southern border [CBP] shows that people from countries with a majority of Muslims are arrested crossing the southern border between the ports of entry with low levels.
In 2017, for example, six Syrians, 10 Jordanians and 14 Saudis were detained, trying to cross the border – compared to 16,000 Guatemala.
And, of course, just because a man from the Middle East or a Muslim who uses a prayer rug does not mean they are a terrorist. The State Department report of 2017 found that "there is no reliable evidence that terrorist groups have sent operatives through Mexico to the United States." A recent Cato Institute study found that there were zero cases of people injured or killed on American soil by people who entered the country illegally from 1975 to the end of 2017
Conservatives have a long history of making unjustified allegations of Prayer Carpets
Conservatives have a history of using dubious rumor carpeting stories to spur the fears of entering the Muslims across the southern border.
In July 2014, Breitbart published a play with the shrill title "RUSSIAN MISSION OF POVERTY, ARRIVED FROM THE ARISON BORDER FROM INDEPENDENT AMERICAN SECRETARIANS.
At the Summit Summit in 2014, after a few months, Texas Governor David Dehurst said that "the praying carpets were recently found on the border brush border Texas. "But Dewhurst did not provide evidence of his claim, which Politifact finally identified as" Pants in Fire ".
Desperate Times, Desperate Tweets
Last month, Trump decided to shut down the government instead of supporting bipartisan legislation that would keep it open but did not fund its border.
Nearly a month later, studies show that the majority of Americans do not like closing and blame Trump for it. Separate research shows that Trump's wall remains as unpopular as ever, despite the President's efforts to convince people that the situation on the border is a crisis.
So far, Trump has shown a poor willingness to negotiate and tries to hear his way from him. Twigs like the prayer carpet suggest that Trump – who has a long history of making unjustified, fearsome claims for Muslims – is resorting to increasingly desperate measures.