Islamic State, possibly taking a cue from Hillary Clinton, puts Donald Trump in a recruitment video

Screenshot of Islamic State video featuring Donald Trump (2016)

Screenshot of Islamic State video featuring Donald Trump (2016)

The terrorist group calling itself the Islamic State, possibly taking a cue from Hillary Clinton, has put Donald Trump in a recruitment video:

January 2, 2015

Somalia-based Islamist militant group al Shabaab has released a recruitment film in the form of a documentary about racial injustice in the United States featuring Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, SITE Monitoring reported Saturday.

Trump, the billionaire developer, former reality TV star and Republican front runner, was shown in the 51-minute film making his December call for the United States to bar all Muslims from the country as his supporters cheered.

It was shown between two clips of militant leader Anwar al-Awlaki, killed in a drone strike in Yemen in 2011, saying Muslims in the United States would face a choice between leaving for Islamic countries or staying at home to fight the West.

January 1, 2016

Preceding the Trump clip, a bite from the now-deceased al-Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki, who was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Yemen in 2011, warns “Muslims of the West” to be cautious and “learn from the lessons of history.”

“There are ominous clouds gathering in your horizon,” al-Awlaki says in English. “Yesterday, America was a land of slavery, segregation, lynching, and Ku Klux Klan. And tomorrow it will be a land of religious discrimination and concentration camps. ”

The video then cuts to a clip from Trump’s South Carolina rally, where the GOP contender’s comments are met with loud applause: “And so remember this. So listen. Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what the — is going on.”

Trump’s expletive is bleeped out.

The video returns to Al-Awlaki, who adds, “The West will eventually turn against its Muslim citizens.”

January 1, 2016

The Somali militant group al-Shabab has released a new recruiting video that highlights U.S. police shootings and the call by presidential candidate Donald Trump to ban Muslims from entering the United States.

The video released Friday may be the first instance of a U.S.-designated terrorist group using Trump’s call or other current issues in the U.S. to attract followers online.

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said last month that the Islamic State militant group was “showing videos of Donald Trump insulting Islam and Muslims in order to recruit more radical jihadists.”

That claim has yet to be proven. But now al-Shabab is using Trump. Its new video shows a clip of the Republican candidate reading out his demand for a ban on Muslim visitors.

Following the clip, an unidentified al-Shabab spokesman, speaking in English, asserts that Muslims in the U.S. must choose between leaving the country or taking up the cause of holy war.

The new video also shows instances of American police beating or shooting black males. The police footage, some of it originally captured on police cameras, has prompted a fierce debate in the United States over appropriate limits on the use of violence by police. The violence has given rise to the “Black Lives Matter” movement, which has organized protests in several cities.

The al-Shabab video is used to argue that the United States is a deeply racist society where blacks are thrown in jail as a means of oppression. It suggests that American blacks can find solace in Islam.

From Minnesota to Mogadishu

A large portion of the al-Shabab video highlights Somali-Americans from the state of Minnesota who went to Somalia to fight for the group between 2007 and 2009. …

Al-Shabab has been fighting to install a strict Islamic state in Somalia since 2006. The group is known for its harsh punishments, such as chopping off the hands of accused thieves and executing alleged adulterers or spies.

al-Shabab has long been active in Africa, and has had impact in places like Somalia and even Kenya.

Hillary Clinton claimed in 2015, prior to this new video, that the Islamic State had featured Donald Trump in its recruitment videos.  It is widely believed that Hillary Clinton’s claim was not correct (Hillary Clinton was unable to point to any video in 2015 that did that).  But it is reasonable to conclude that some in the Islamic State decided that featuring Donald Trump in a video would be a good idea.

But it is not just Donald Trump that has been featured in Islamic State videos in the past.

Prior to Hillary Clinton’s claim about Donald Trump, there already was an Islamic State terrorist recruiting video featuring her husband Bill Clinton.  He was pointed to as a fornicator and basically an example of an immoral leader that Muslims should rise up against (Bill Clinton stars as ‘fornicator’ in ISIS video). Various Islamic terrorists have long pointed to the moral decline in the West, and in particular the USA, as a reason that their ‘holy war’ needed to be carried out to ‘cleanse the world’ of non-Muslims (who they call infidels).

Anyway, while Hillary Clinton may have helped motivate the Islamic State to now produce a video with Donald Trump, it is likely that it would have featured him at some point in time anyway.

Of course, Islamic terrorists have been active long before Donald Trump became a political figure.

It would take substantial moral repentance in the USA to bring about a real stop to terrorism, and neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump have advocated that.

Therefore, more terrorism is coming:

25 The sword shall destroy outside; There shall be terror within (Deuteronomy 32:25)

12 “Cry and wail, son of man; For it will be against My people, Against all the princes of Israel. Terrors including the sword will be against My people; Therefore strike your thigh. (Ezekiel 21:12)

See also Leviticus 26:14-17 and the article Why Terrorism? Is Terrorism Prophesied?


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