Somali extremists use Donald Trump clip to recruit followers

Posted at 11:36 AM, Jan 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-02 11:36:44-05


MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Hillary Clinton recently claimed that the Islamic State group was using quotes from Donald Trump to recruit followers. That prompted Trump to call Clinton a “liar.” But now, a clip of Trump calling for Muslims to be banned from entering the United States has shown up in another extremist group’s recruitment video.

The video from al-Qaida’s East African affiliate, al-Shabab, calls on American blacks and Muslims to join up. The 51-minute video by the Somalia-based militant group says there is institutionalized racism and religious segregation in the U.S. and radical Islam is the way to fight back.

In the clip of Trump, he calls for the “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.”

The video, which SITE Intel monitoring group said was released by extremists on Friday, presents several Americans who died fighting for extremism in Somalia and encourages American youths to follow their example.