2 Jan 2016

Al-Qaeda affiliate group uses Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim rant in recruitment video

A Somalian terrorist group affiliated with al-Qaeda is using footage of Donald Trump in a new recruitment video, CBS News reported.
The 51-minute video, posted online by al-Shabab on Friday, reportedly shows footage of Trump supporting “a total and complete shutdown” on immigration into the US by Muslims.
The clip is bookended by remarks from Anwar al-Awlaki, an al-Qaeda official who was killed in Yemen during a US airstrike in 2011, saying that the US would become “a land of religious discrimination and concentration camps” and that “the West will eventually turn against its Muslim citizens.”
The video also cites the fatal shootings of Michael Brown in Missouri and Walter Scott in South Carolina at the hands of police to argue that young black Americans should convert to Islam. It was originally posted via Telegram, an encrypted messaging app, and distributed via Twitter before being posted by SITE Intelligence Group, a private company that tracks Islamic terror groups and white supremacist organizations.
SITE director Rita Katz posted screenshots from the video on Twitter, as seen below:
The video comes less than a month after Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said in a debate that another group, Islamic


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