Monday, January 4, 2016

Donald Trump Doesn't Seem To Mind Being In A Terrorist Recruitment Video After All

During the last Democratic debate, Hillary Clinton appeared to get herself into a bit of trouble when she claimed that ISIS was using footage involving Donald Trump in terrorism recruitment videos. Fact checkers pounced on Clinton's claim as being false, even though there was some truth to the matter. Trump and his right-wing allies immediately and predictably went on to attack Clinton for making such a claim. After all, how on earth could anyone think that any Islamic terrorist organization which had an interest in increasing membership in their crusade against the West would want to use Donald Trump's vitriolic anti-Islamic rhetoric and policies to aid themselves in such an effort?
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. […]
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.
The film was distributed on Twitter on Friday by the al-Kataib Media Foundation, an Islamist militant organization, SITE reported.
Huh. Whaddya know? Guess at least one radical Islamic terror group thought the Donald would be of some use after all.

So how does Trump feel about this new turn of events?

“What am I going to do?  I have to say what I have to say.”

Well, I guess that's that.

What's really amusing about all this is how Trump and his conservative comrades went completely apoplectic at Clinton's initial comments. Even if there weren't any videos originally, why was it such a horrific thing to claim Trump's own rhetoric would probably make pissed off Muslims even more pissed off? I mean, were Trump, Limbaugh, Hannity, etc. actually arguing that his anti-Muslim policies would make him more beloved and appreciated among the Muslim community?

I truly do not understand how the hell these people think.

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