CNN and Daily Beast contributor Dean Obeidallah told a Twitter user to “go fuck yourself” after he was asked to apologise for spreading a false story about “far right” activists and a hit and run attack on a Muslim woman in Molenbeek in Brussels.
When confronted with the truth behind the falsely reported story that Mr. Obeidallah tweeted out on April 3rd – the Sirius XM host of the Dean Obeidallah radio show reacted angrily, first implying that no reputable news outlets had updated their stories to reflect the fact that the two men who ran over a Muslim women in Molenbeek this weekend were Muslim youths, not far right activists.
Dean’s weekend tweet
Breitbart London’s Editor in Chief Raheem Kassam provided Mr. Obeidallah with the facts behind the article, citing a Times of London story which included the attacker’s names – Mohamed B. and Redouane B. – as well as showing that the Daily Mail website had changed its headline shortly after Breitbart London reported that its story was false.
When Mr. Obeidallah was confronted by the facts of the case, as Breitbart London hasreported here, he offered the following response, claiming that he would only clarify if a “Us media outlet… like one from CNN or even Fox News” was cited – despite the fact that his original link was from Britain’s Daily Mail, which has now quietly edited its headline, though its social media share buttons still allege the attackers were “far right”.
When asked by Twitter users if he would apologise, Mr. Obeidallah told them to go fuck themselves:
Earlier today Breitbart London reported that a hit and run on a Muslim women in Molenbeek this weekend, blamed on ‘far right’ anti-Islam demonstrators, was in fact perpetrated by an allegedly drunk local youth named “Mohamed”.
The incident has been seized upon by “anti-Islamophobia” campaigners, many of whom have since failed to correct their original assertions, claiming that the attack was perpetrated by “far right” activists.
Breitbart London has reached out to CNN and the Daily Beast, where Mr. Obeidallah contributes, for comment on the matter.
Mr. Obdeidallah has previously claimed that Donald Trump is a bigger threat than ISIS – echoing comments made by the Hungarian-American billionaire George Soros who funds open borders groups around the world. He has also raised cash for the Council on American Islamic Relations, claimed that radical Islam is a “made up idea”, and attacked “Christian terrorists” on a day that 21 Christians were slaughtered by ISIS affiliates in Libya.