Nov. 29, 2017
Heather Hulrburt was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article about the president's Islamophobic retweets.
Promoting the videos also could inflame anti-U.S. feelings among Muslims in countries where the U.S. military must operate, potentially endangering American troops, said Heather Hurlburt, a scholar with New America, a Washington-based think tank.
“Tweeting out anti-Muslim propaganda videos is also harmful to 26,000 U.S. troops in harm’s way in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan, as well as others stationed in Muslim-majority countries,” Ms. Hurlburt said in her own Twitter message. “Their lives depend on [the] trust of Muslim allies.”