A top ISIS commander has branded Donald Trump a ‘complete maniac’.
We wouldn’t expect any member of Daesh to give a democratically elected a ringing endorsement, but this is something else.
Abu Omar Khorasani said: ‘This guy is a complete maniac. His utter hate towards Muslims will make our job much easier because we can recruit thousands.’
He added: ‘Our leaders were closely following the U.S. election but it was unexpected that the Americans will dig their own graves and they did so.’
And showing that he has some respect for President Barack Obama, he said he was a moderate infidel with at least a little brain in comparison to Trump.
His thoughts echo those of the Taliban who say Trump’s campaign trail rhetoric against Muslims (including THAT idea to close the borders to them) plays perfectly for them.
It makes recruitment that much easier, particularly for disaffected youth in the West.
Trump has talked tough against militant groups on the campaign trail, promising to defeat ‘radical Islamic terrorism just as we won the Cold War.’
The president-elect later toned down his call for a total ban on Muslim entry to say he would temporarily suspend immigration from countries that have ‘a history of exporting terrorism.’
But he has offered few details on his plans to combat various radical groups, including IS, the Taliban and al Qaeda, which represent a wide spectrum of political views.
‘He does not differentiate between extremist and moderate Islamist trends and, at the same time, he overlooks (the fact) that his extremism will generate extremism in return,’ Iraq’s powerful Shi’ite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr said in a statement.
Sadr’s political reform movement, which commands thousands of followers, is a staunch opponent of the radical Sunni movements IS and al Qaeda, and unlike them has not waged or promoted attacks in the West.