EU JUSTICE MINISTER: PROGRESS MADE IN FIGHTING ANTISEMITISM ON SOCIAL MEDIA

 

The European Union has made a “big improvement” in motivating social media giants to combat antisemitism on their platforms, EU Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Vera Jourova told The Jerusalem Post on Monday.

Jourova spoke to the Post leading up to her visit to Israel that begins on Thursday and ends next week as part of the 11th EU-Israel seminar on Combating Racism, Xenophobia and Antisemitism.

 

While noting that “antisemitism is on the rise in Europe,” she said the EU was trying to stop this “with a code of conduct which information technology companies adopted,” obligating them to “swiftly take down hate speech online and on social media.”

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube (run by Google) are all signed on to the initiative.

Next, she was asked about claims that the EU and social media giants often look the other way when antisemitic posts are dressed up as anti-Israel posts to make them look like political speech.

She said, “We try hard to push information technology companies to push back against posts supporting killing or injuring Jews. I have never heard criticisms that we would not protect Israel or some specific state.”

Jourova added, “Lawyers and experts have to consider that this hate speech can incite real violence in the real world,” noting they need to review their “criteria about whether to take it down or not. It’s on them to do it. I can only” hope they will remove xenophobia and other content that is “prohibited by law.”

The EU justice minister, a former Czech minister for regional development, emphasized that “freedom of speech is a priority…, but it is not beyond the rule of law.”

She said that her work had shown that initially, social media platforms were “not very systematic in their approach to notifications” they received about hate speech online.

“So we discussed with IT providers to take it very seriously” and to follow-up on “notifications wherever they come from,” as well as “to respond to those who notify regarding what has been done with the notification,” she said.

According to the EU’s recent report, “the IT companies committed in particular to reviewing the majority of valid notifications of illegal hate speech in less than 24 hours and to removing or disabling access to such content.”

Although an earlier report found more modest progress by social media, the recent report found that “in 59% of the cases, the IT companies responded to notifications concerning illegal hate speech by removing the content. This is more than twice the level of 28% that was recorded six months earlier.”

Furthermore, “the amount of notifications reviewed within 24 hours improved from 40% to 51% in the same six-month period. Facebook is however the only company that fully achieves the target of reviewing the majority of notifications within the day,” said the report.

As for counterterrorism cooperation, Jourova said Israel and the EU could help each other “because we face the same challenges in… digital space and with evidence. Some terror attacks could be under preparation… and is it hidden in the cloud or in other places.”

Two specific areas she hopes to work on with Israel are forging an agreement between the Eurojust’s agency and Israel to enhance law enforcement cooperation and in the sphere of countering terrorism financing.

“According to our intelligence, financial transfers usually are the first indication that something is being prepared,” she said, while qualifying that this did not help combat “lone wolf” terrorism.

She was asked to address the gap between the US, Israel and other nations that have pushed for the balance between security and human rights to be closer to security than in Europe, which still places greater emphasis on privacy rights.

The EU justice minister said, “I am the one who negotiated… the legal conditions for transferring private data from Europe to the US” after the Edward Snowden fallout showed the US had not met EU privacy standards. “The emphasis of security in the US is somewhat higher than the protection of privacy, while in Europe we are still more sensitive about this.”

Pressed about signals that some European countries recently hit by terrorism may move closer to the US/Israeli approach, she said, “Obviously there is some kind of increased demand for security now in Europe, which means people say, ‘Yes, we are willing to give up part of our freedom,’ but again it must be limited and we must be very vigilant lest it go to far.”

Regarding the new cyber and “fake news” threat to European elections, she said, “I don’t even think that it has a technical solution.

It must be counteracted by educating people not to be impacted by fake news from the computer and we must intensify active defenses against” these phenomena.

In the area of gender equality, she said that her conversations with Israeli officials would focus on measures to protect women from violence and to block gender discrimination in the field of developing technologies.

Jourova pointed out that she previously visited Israel in 1998, celebrating the state’s 50th birthday.

On this trip she will meet with Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked and Social Equality Minister Gila Gamliel, speak at a Tel Aviv University cyber conference and visit Yad Vashem.

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Take No Jewish Prisoners

I have been working on this song/poem for the last 2 weeks when I found out that the subhuman Jews on Facebook banned me for merely sharing a link exposing the evils of feminism; it is my 8th such 30 day ban in the past 13 months and it has led me to openly call for the extermination of all Jews, whether they proclaim themselves to be “good” or “evil”, they must simply die for being Jewish.  For where were these same Jews when I was facing injustice and censorship to tell their own brothers and sisters to cease with the needless meddling in my free speech human rights.  I will tell you where these subhuman Jews were; they were off swindling more non Jews/goyim to fight their evils wars and battles to further subvert the human races.  Well all that ends from this moment forward as this poem will inspire others to take their weapons and start killing Jews wherever they find them!

 

 

Take No Jewish Prisoners

You got one kike, infiltrate them
Kill them right, exterminate them
The guns will, decimate them
Kill their pride, degenerate them

The Jewish people, reprobate them
Aids will, devastate them
Diseases will, decapitate them
Take no Jewish prisoners, terminate them

I go to war, to give Jews hell
The wars will be non stop like in Germany
A beginning to this end
We know what must be done to them
Peace will be their deaths to me
Let them retreat for they are damned
Their cemetery will be a playground for the demented
A safe haven for those who walk this realm

For they are devoid of heart and soul
All is fair in hate and war
Take the Jewish life!
But don’t touch the kike’s hair
For your body is more sacred
No countries must be spared
And to their sons and daughters behold
Their deathbed!

The Jews had it all and all that they could be
Now they will be nothing for the world to see
How odd that they long to be like you and me
It’s a sad yet funny thing
No tears shall streak from my hateful stare
We must abandon them like they wreckage they are
No one cares what will happen to them
No one will dare to speak up for them
Never ask a kike what they can do to your country
Ask how your country can kill them instead
Take no Jewish prisoners, take none of their shit!

Twitter briefly suspends Al-Jazeera Arabic amid Qatar rift

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Social media platform Twitter briefly suspended the account of Al-Jazeera Arabic amid a wider diplomatic dispute between Qatar and Arab nations.

Twitter later reinstated the account Saturday, a move that comes after Arab nations have blocked websites and broadcasts by Doha-based Al-Jazeera.

A spokesman for the channel said the cut may have been due to a technical problem and that all Twitter accounts affected were back online.

“Most of our Arabic accounts were blocked, but they are now up-and-running,” the spokesman told AFP, adding that it may take several hours for them to be fully restored.

Another Al-Jazeera Arabic account described the move as part of an “organized campaign” targeting it. Al-Jazeera has said it has come under cyberattack as well amid the diplomatic crisis.

“The main Al-Jazeera Twitter account has been suspended, and work is ongoing to solve the problem,” Yasser Abuhilalah, managing director of Al-Jazeera Arabic, tweeted.

“Disruption (by others) will not stop because the truth terrifies them. We’ll be back.”

In another tweet, he said no other “channel in the world… faces the same amount of conspiracy”.

San Francisco-based Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Among its top investors is Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a member of the kingdom’s royal family.

Saudi Arabia has led other Arab nations in cutting diplomatic ties to Qatar on June 5 over allegations the nation supports extremists. Qatar long has denied that.

Updates June 2017

I was supposed to write this part of my personal narrative a few days ago as has been my custom for the past 2 years to give updates on information that is ongoing in my life.  However due to my busy schedule, I had to push that back till today, so here it goes!

 

A Great Weekend In Hermann Park

On June 10th, I went to Hermann Park to observe and report about the ANTIFA protest against the Sam Houston statue.  I was able to meet a good friend of mine there and also speak to many like minded people.  How strange it was to be greeted with such exceptional kindness and open support from whites; I can honestly say that I would never receive such a kind welcome from blacks or Africans for a variety of reasons.  It was a great example of the good that can happen when like minded people come together.  Despite the appearance of many open carry gun rights people, not a single person was harmed by any weapons.  There was a scuffle there but it was mostly between members of the This Is Texas movement against white supremacist groups like Vanguard and the Sons of the Confederacy.  The scuffle occurred when the white supremacist groups were taking pictures in front of the statue despite repeated warnings to stop doing this as it would detract from the overall message to preserve the statue as a vital part of Texas history.  The protest was all about preserving Texas history and not about any racial politics or the confederate flag or confederate history.  Afterall, Sam Houston was against joining the confederacy and people will accurately point out that he had slaves but it was an ugly part of American history.  Instead of trying to erase history, we should all try to learn and understand from it so that we will not make those same mistakes again.

 

YouTube Rules

I posted 2 videos about 5 days ago as it related to the Sam Houston statue; not to be surprised there were comments made by niggers, spics, and white idiots/white trash both in favor and against the video.  I have begun to remove comments of anyone who speaks out against me or the video as I need to maintain only a positive presence on my YouTube page and videos.  If that bothers anyone, they can send me an email message to discuss anything that they deem to be offensive in the video.  The fact that the Jews on YouTube haven’t taken down any of my videos yet means that I am doing good work!

 

Banned Again On Facebook

Yes, just like the subtitle says, I am banned once more on Kikebook and what got me banned this time was a link that I shared with a statement as to what should happen to all women.  Of course, the Jews didn’t appreciate my sense of humor where a woman should have a man put his hand in her face and then force her to shake hands.  My ban should be over by July 8th, but honestly it is just a matter of time until they completely ban me from Facebook as this is my 8th 30 day ban in just the past 13 months.  Honestly, I don’t believe any of my bans should have happened for the community standards were NEVER written by a single member of the community but by subhuman Jews who do everything in their power to stifle free speech and freedom of expression.

 

 

 

Disturbing Content Directed At Toddlers And Young Children on Youtube

http://www.renegadetribune.com/disturbing-content-directed-toddlers-young-children-youtube/

 

While some of the popular children’s videos on YouTube might seem family-friendly, there is unfortunately much more going on behind the curtains.

New Patent Reveals Facebook Can Secretly Watch You With Your Camera

http://www.renegadetribune.com/new-patent-reveals-facebook-can-secretly-watch-camera/
By Matt Agorist of The Free Thought Project

A newly discovered patent ( Patent #: US20150242679 ), filed on behalf of the social media monolith, Facebook, is disturbing, to say the least — and, grounds for the immediate covering of your webcam or smartphone camera.

The patent, titled, Techniques for Emotion Detection and Content Delivery, explains how the device’s camera will be used to view the user’s face to determine their mental state: ie sad, happy, angry, etc. When Facebook identifies your mental state, they will use it to keep you on the site longer.

Facebook would analyze the images of your face and determine how or what to show you next to keep you engaged.

For example, if you smiled at a meme a friend posted, Facebook would recognize this via your camera and it would work to show you more memes related to that one.

This patent, quite literally, puts the ‘face’ in Facebook.

It’s not just facial expressions either; Facebook wants you to continuously stare at their platform as well. According to their examples in the patent application, if you were viewing videos of a kitten and looked away, Facebook would take note and stop showing you videos that don’t keep you staring directly at the screen.

The secret recording of your face also helps Facebook to directly target ads that fit your desires. If you watched an ad for scotch, Facebook would know you didn’t look away and it would then target you for more ads of that nature.

The patent was submitted in February of 2014 and published on November of 24, 2015. However, it was just granted on May 25, and discovered by the group CB Insights.

As CB Insights reports, aside from spying on you through your camera and recording your face, the algorithm will monitor an entire slew of input and interaction methods to keep you on the platform.

This patent would automatically add emotional information to text messages, predicting the user’s emotion based on methods of keyboard input. The visual format of the text message would adapt in real time based on the user’s predicted emotion. As the patent notes (and as many people have likely experienced), it can be hard to convey mood and intended meaning in a text-only message; this system would aim to reduce misunderstandings.

The system could pick up data from the keyboard, mouse, touch pad, touch screen, or other input devices, and the patent mentions predicting emotion based on relative typing speed, how hard the keys are pressed, movement (using the phone’s accelerometer), location, and other factors.

Naturally, Facebook is being as ambiguous as they can over news of the patent, claiming they may or may not use it.

“We often seek patents for technology we never implement, and patents should not be taken as an indication of future plans,” said a Facebook spokesperson.

However, as the Independent reports, the document raises yet more concern about a company that, in 2014, was found to have secretly manipulated hundreds of thousands of users’ News Feeds as part of an experiment to work out whether it could affect people’s emotions.

The company later admitted that it “failed to communicate clearly why and how we did it.”

What’s more, the world was shocked last year when an image of Mark Zuckerberg surfaced which showed the social media CEO using tape to cover his webcam and microphone. Zuckerberg clearly knows everything his company does and he’s taking no chances.

While there is no indication this secret facial spying has gone live yet, it is highly unlikely that Facebook users would even be notified of its activation. Given the already Orwellian nature of Facebook’s Terms of Service and Permissions for using their app or platform, you’ve likely already agreed to allow them to watch you in bed as you scroll through your newsfeed.

Just to use the Facebook platform, users have to agree to allow the social media giant access to their camera and microphone — in the background — without their consent.

Once these permissions were released several years ago, users began to notice advertisements based on sounds or images from nearby that did not take place on Facebook, or even on the device.

The feature has been available for a couple of years, as a 2016 Independent article noted, but recent warnings from Kelli Burns, mass communication professor at the University of South Florida, have drawn attention to it.

Professor Burns has said that the tool appears to be using the audio it gathers not simply to help out users, but might be doing so to listen in to discussions and serve them with relevant advertising. She says that to test the feature, she discussed certain topics around the phone and then found that the site appeared to show relevant ads.

Although Facebook explicitly denies doing such a thing, the mass of claims by those who’ve witnessed it first hand says otherwise.

Now for the good news.

The easiest way to stop Facebook from spying on you is to stop using it. However, that is not an option for all folks. Aside from the obvious taping of your camera and microphone, you can disable these functions within the Facebook app itself.

For the iPhone:
  • Go into your “Settings” app and scroll down until you find the Facebook app, tap it open.
  • Under “Facebook” tap on “Settings” and you’ll see a list labeled “Allow Facebook to Access.” The microphone and camera will both be under this list.
  • Simply tap on the toggles to disable or enable any of the features you think violate your privacy (location, camera, microphone).
For an Android phone:
  • Go into your settings and tap on “Applications” then “Application Manager.”
  • Once in “Application Manager,” look for the Facebook app and tap on “More” (top right corner).
  • You’ll now see a list of options, tap on “Permissions.”
  • Under “Permissions” you’ll have the option to disable the microphone (simply tap on it) and other features like the camera.

You can do the same with any other app you think is eavesdropping into your conversations.


This article originally appeared on The Free Thought Project.

Apple, Facebook and other big tech stocks tank, weigh on Wall Street

  • Facebook, Apple, Amazon.com, Alphabet, Microsoft all fell more than 3 percent Friday as investors rotated out of the stocks.
  • The group has been the market’s leaders and is behind about 40 percent of its performance this year.
  • Goldman Sachs analyzed the group and finds it has some advantages and disadvantages when compared to the tech leaders before the tech bubble burst in 2000.

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/06/09/fang-stocks-slammed-goldman-compares-them-to-tech-bubble.html

 

Big tech was slammed Friday as investors took profits from the group, which some fear has become a massive market bubble.

The sell-off accelerated in afternoon trading, with the Nasdaq falling 2.4 percent, and names like Facebook and Apple, down 4 percent. The S&P tech sector was down 3.3 percent Friday but was still up 18 percent for the year.

Goldman Sachs on Friday released a report on the top five outperforming mega-cap names in tech with some warnings on valuations and concerns that their volatility has become extraordinarily low. In fact, the stocks had become closely correlated to safe haven plays, like bonds and utilities.

Goldman studied the valuations of the tech leaders, known as the FAAMG — for FacebookAmazon.comAppleMicrosoft and Alphabet(Google). (It left out Netflix from the original FANG, since its impact on the S&P 500 is still too small.)

What it found is that the current-day tech stocks have advantages in cash flow, valuation and cash balances over the top five tech names in the first quarter of 2000 — just before the bubble burst. But the current group is behind in profitability, as measured by gross profits and total assets. The tech bubble names Goldman studied included Lucent, CiscoOracle and Intel. Microsoft was the only stock to make both lists

The FAAMG names have added a total of $600 billion of market capitalization this year — the equivalent of the GDP of Hong Kong and South Africa combined, says Goldman. The group makes up about 13 percent of the S&P 500, but has accounted for almost 40 percent of its year-to-date performance. The stocks are among the top holdings of hedge funds. The analysts noted that mutual funds, aimed at core, growth and value, are overweight all but Apple, and the five companies combined are 11.8 percent of those mutual fund holdings.

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The analysts said that momentum and growth as market factors are elevated and the tech names are appealing because investors may be looking for opportunities that are not dependent on policy changes in Washington.

UBS also commented on the FAAMG group of big tech stocks Friday. Julian Emanuel, equity and derivatives analyst, still likes tech but says they could be vulnerable in the near term as investors rotate to other groups.

“That could be a short-term headwind given the outperformance. But the long-term earnings growth story remains intact,” he said. Emanuel noted there were four times when a handful of tech names became so powerful. Twice, it ended badly—after 1999 and 2007. But they also were leaders in 1993 and 2005.

He said it’s notable that on the previous occasions, Microsoft fell 62.8 percent after the 2000 bubble and was down 45.4 in the financial crisis in 2008. “Such declines now appear as blips on a long-term chart,” Emanuel noted.

The FAAMG group does break some historic trends. Goldman Sachs says the volatility in the FAAMG bloc is lower than not only the S&P 500, but the staples sector and utilities. The group continues to be closely tied to tech and discretionary stocks, but it has also started trading more with the other sectors following the U.S. election and its correlation to staples and utilities is at a five-year high.

“Steady sales growth, rising cash balances and limited market shocks have dampened realized volatility to the point that they now look more like consumer staples than tech stocks. If FAAMG was its own sector it would screen with the lowest realized volatility,” the Goldman analysts wrote.

But they also noted that investors are using the group as a bond proxy. “Since November, correlation has turned negative suggesting that higher bond yields, typically associated with stronger growth, will weigh on stocks while falling bond yields are a good thing,” they said, adding it runs counter to history.

While they may be loved, today’s tech darlings aren’t without potential flaws.

“We believe low realized volatility can potentially lead people to underestimate the risks inherent in these businesses including cyclical exposure, potential regulations regarding online activity or antitrust concerns or disruption risk as they encroach into each other’s businesses,” the Goldman analysts noted.

Momentum in the group “has built a valuation air pocket” and is “creating cause for pause,” they wrote.

“The fear is that if fundamental events cause volatility to rise, these same passive vehicles will sell and exacerbate downside volatility,” they added. Goldman points to a warning in the options markets, which is pricing in more volatility for the companies when looking at options three months out, and prices suggest the FAAMG stocks would be more volatile than the average stock in 6 of 9 major sectors, including tech.

Free cash flow for FAAMG has plateaued after doubling between 2006 and 2016, and at the same time the group has increased capital expenditures to 17 percent while cash flow from operations grew at less than 10 percent. Cash levels have also plateaued as a percent of market cap.

Comparison of FAAMG stocks to 2000 tech bubble leaders

Source: Goldman Sachs

But when looking back at the year 2000, all five companies have eight times more cash than the big tech stocks had in the bubble. Free cash margins are modestly better than the tech bubble companies but yields are higher.

Goldman said that the gross profits and total assets were significantly higher for the tech bubble names and that could be because today’s businesses have become more capital intensive. Return on invested capital was also higher but that may be because companies now are using accelerated depreciation.

As for size, the FAAMG stocks are almost 30 percent bigger and they aren’t as large a portion of the S&P, 13 percent compared with 15.8 percent in 2000. FAAMG is an even larger 43 percent of Nasdaq and provided 55 percent of its gains so far this year.

During the bubble, the five largest tech names were trading at almost 60 times two-year forward earnings, with the cheapest stock trading at 36 times. Now FAAMG trades at 23 times forward two-year earnings with only one, Amazon, over 30 times.

CNN dumps host Reza Aslan after anti-Trump tweet

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN cut ties with author and television host Reza Aslan on Friday, less than a week after he profanely referred to President Donald Trump in a tweet about the London terror attacks.

The network said it was not continuing with a second season of “Believer,” Aslan’s series about different religions, which premiered last year. Only two weeks ago CNN dumped comedian Kathy Griffin, co-host of its annual New Year’s Eve celebration, when she was photographed holding a depiction of Trump’s severed head.

Angered about Trump’s social media commentary on the London terror attacks, Aslan tweeted last Saturday that “this piece of s— is not just an embarrassment to America and a stain on the presidency, he’s an embarrassment to humankind.”

Aslan also tweeted that Trump was a “man baby that must be ignored in times of crisis.”

Republican presidential candidate and businessman Donald Trump gesturing during the Republican Presidential Debate, hosted by CNN, at The Venetian Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada,  December 15, 2015. (AFP/ROBYN BECK)

The Iranian-born author later apologized “for my choice of words,” and CNN issued a statement saying “that kind of discourse is never appropriate.” But it wasn’t enough to save his show.

In a statement on Friday, Aslan said he was grateful to CNN for giving his series a chance.

“In these politically charged times, the tenor of our nation’s discourse has become complicated,” he said. “And I recognize that CNN needs to protect its brand as an unbiased news outlet. Similarly, I need to honor my voice. I am not a journalist. I am a social commentator and a scholar.”

Trump will live-tweet during testimony of former FBI Director James Comey: report

http://www.rawstory.com/2017/06/trump-will-live-tweet-during-testimony-of-former-fbi-director-james-comey-report/

 

President Donald Trump will reportedly respond live on Twitter as former FBI Director James Comey testifies to a Senate committee this week.

On Thursday, Comey is expected to testify to the Senate Intelligence Committee about his firing and whether Trump attempted to influence the investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. election.

The White House had initially said that it would be setting up a “war room” to deal with Comey’s testimony, but sources this week revealed that officials had failed to follow through with the plan.

Washington Post reporter Robert Costa told MSNBC on Tuesday that the president would directly respond to Comey on Twitter as the testimony is underway.

“I was just talking to some White House officials this morning and their view is that the president himself wants to be the messenger, his own warrior, his own lawyer, his own spokesman,” Costa explained. “Some outside people, some surrogates will be available.”
“But the president is expected to be tweeting on Thursday in response to Comey, not to stay quiet during the testimony,” he added. “Because he himself wants to be the one driving the process.”

London Mayor Sadiq Khan Says Trump’s U.K. Visit Should Be Canceled After Tweets

http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/london-bridge-attack/london-mayor-sadiq-khan-says-trump-s-u-k-visit-n768646

 

 

LONDON — Donald Trump’s planned state visit to Britain should be canceled, London’s mayor said Tuesday after the president repeatedly criticized him following the latest terrorist attack.

Sadiq Khan said Trump was “wrong” about “many things” and should not be welcomed to the United Kingdom.

The president is expected to make an official visit in October following an invitation from Prime Minister Theresa May.

However, Trump has been widely condemned for his tweets in the aftermath of the London Bridge atrocity in which at least 7 people were killed and nearly 50 others injured.

He described Khan as “pathetic” for saying Londoners had “no reason to be alarmed” by the visible increase in armed police officers in response to the attack — apparently misinterpreting the mayor’s words as a comment on Islamic extremism.

PHOTOS: London Honors Victims of Attack

“I don’t think we should roll out the red carpet to the president of the USA in the circumstances where his policies go against everything we stand for,” Khan told U.K. broadcaster Channel 4 on Monday.

“When you have a special relationship it is no different from when you have got a close mate. You stand with them in times of adversity but you call them out when they are wrong. There are many things about which Donald Trump is wrong.”

Image: London Bridge attack vigil
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and other officials carry flowers during a vigil for the victims of the London Bridge terror attacks near City Hall on Monday. Facundo Arrizabalaga / EPA

Khan repeated his comment early Tuesday, telling the BBC: “When Theresa May first invited him on a state visit to our country at a time when he was proposing a travel ban on Muslims and changing the American policy on refugees, I said it was inappropriate to be rolling out the red carpet for Donald Trump … nothing has changed my mind.”

Trump has previously clashed with Khan, who is one of the West’s most prominent Muslim politicians. He challenged Khan to an intelligence test during the U.S election campaign, and in 2015 he said certain areas of London were no-go zones.

His latest comments caused widespread anger in Britain, where prominent figures and lawmakers from across the political spectrum rallied to Khan’s defense.

PM May told reporters: “I think Sadiq Khan is doing a good job and it’s wrong to say anything else.”

I commend the strong leadership of the @MayorofLondon as he leads the city forward after this heinous attack. – LLukens 3/3 https://twitter.com/MayorofLondon/status/871270734835965952 

I’d rather he didn’t come, but if he does, I’d like his vile Tweets juxtaposed against whatever he’s been coaxed to read off an autocue. https://twitter.com/AuntieWoofWoof/status/871977913750618113 

The acting U.S. ambassador to the UK, Lewis Lukens, pointedly singled out Khan for praise. “I commend the strong leadership of the @MayorofLondon as he leads the city forward after this heinous attack,” he said in an official tweet.

“Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling said Trump’s comments were “vile.”

However, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said he saw no reason to cancel the trip.

“The invitation has been issued and accepted and I see no reason to change that,” he said in a BBC interview Tuesday, adding that Khan was “entirely right.”

“I don’t wish to enter into a row between … individuals who are I think are probably perfectly able to stick up for themselves,” he said of Trump and Khan.

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Both of these men are left-wing British Mayors who had their cities attacked by terror. Trump attacked one but not the other. Guess which.

Trump made no criticism of Manchester’s mayor Andy Burnham in the wake of last month’s Ariana Grande concert bombing, even though both mayors represent the same party and share the same views on law enforcement and terrorism.

The White House was asked by reporters late Monday if Trump was targeting Khan because he is Muslim.

“Not at all,” said spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders. “And I think to suggest something like that is utterly ridiculous.”