ALERT: State Dept. Warns of Violent Protests at U.S. Embassies after Trump’s anti-Muslim tweets

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U.S. State Department concerned about Trump's anti-Muslim tweets

Officials at the State Department are worried about the possibility that violent protests will occur at U.S. Embassies in the Middle East. They expressed their concern after President Donald Trump re-tweeted anti-Muslim videos.

On Wednesday morning, Pres. Trump shared to his 42.3 million Twitter followers three anti-Muslim video posts from British far-right politician, Jayda Fransen. One of the videos has a description stating, “Muslim migrant beats up Dutch boy on crutches!”

On Thursday, State Department officials told CNN that U.S. Embassies in the Middle East are already in high security alert. So far, there are no reports of violence at the Embassies in the region.

In September 2012, the publicans of an anti-Muslim video on the internet ignited protests.

According to one State Department official, “It didn’t manifest in anything actionable, but it was a big concern. We saw in Cairo and other places that simply posting something on the internet, even if nothing was intended by it, could have real consequences.”