No Trump-Ordered ‘Raid’ on Muslim Community

Q: Did President Trump order a raid on Islamberg, New York, that uncovered weapons?

A: No. A false story from 2017 links the Muslim community to an unrelated arrest of a man on weapons charges.


The Muslim settlement of Islamberg in upstate New York has for years been the subject of intrigue and online allegations. Motorcyclists have protested the community, calling it a breeding ground of jihad. A former congressional candidate from Tennessee also was convicted of planning an attack on the community’s mosque.

Despite by law activity, suspicions espoused online have lingered — and so too has a fabricated story.

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