Alt-Right Leader Richard Spencer Prompts Anger With Tweet

Emily Chen, Daily Mail, January 30, 2017

White nationalist Richard Spencer has asked why there are mosques in ‘one of North America’s most beautiful cities’ following the attack in Quebec that has left six dead.

The alt-right leader also suggested that Muslims ‘can go home’ during an outburst on Twitter.

His provocative comments came after gunmen opened fire on worshippers at the Quebec City Islamic Cultural Center on Sunday night.

The alt-right leader launched into an outburst on Twitter after gunmen opened fire on worshippers at the Quebec City Islamic Cultural Center on Sunday night

Witnesses claimed the killers shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ as they went on the rampage, which has left six dead and eight injured.

Police have arrested two suspects, understood to be students from Quebec’s Université Laval.

Following the attack, Spencer wrote on Twitter: ‘Why are there mosques in Quebec City, one of North America’s most beautiful cities?’

He continued ‘It’s almost as if French Canada has the same problem as France with Muslims’, before adding ‘refugees welcome, eh’.

He claimed it was ‘almost as if French Canada has the same problem as France with Muslims’, before suggesting that Muslims ‘can go home’

Spencer claimed that there needs to be ‘an effort across N. America and Europe to help Muslims reconnect w/ their roots and families’, posting: ‘Yes, Muhammad, you can go home again.’

He also appeared to disagree with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s response to the attack, writing: ‘Trudeau BTFO?!’

Trudeau has described the mass killing as a ‘terrorist attack on Muslims’.

He wrote on Twitter: ‘Tonight, Canadians grieve for those killed in a cowardly attack on a mosque in Quebec City. My thoughts are with victims & their families.’

Twitter users responded angrily to Spencer’s tweets, with a pastor writing: ‘More punches coming your way’.

Spencer was punched in the face by a protester as he was giving a TV interview in Washington during anti-Trump demonstrations earlier this month.

 

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