Al-Shabaab Uses Trump’s Anti-Muslim Comments in Latest Propaganda Video

January 04, 2016 at 08:35 am | News

Abena Agyeman-Fisher

Abena Agyeman-Fisher | Editor-in-chief, F2FA

January 04, 2016 at 08:35 am | News

2016 USA Presidential Candidate, Donald J. Trump

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A month after Republican presidential front runner Donald Trump (pictured) declared that Muslims should be denied entry in to the United States, following the mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., Islamic terrorist group Al-Shabaab have released their own propaganda video, using Trump’s divisive statements as fodder for new recruits, reports CNN.

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In December, 14 people were killed during a mass shooting in the United States.

As Face2Face Africa previously reported:

On Dec. 2, Muslim married couple Tashfeen Malik and Syed Rizwan Farook conducted a mass shooting after a holiday party at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, Calif.

The couple, who had a 6-month-old daughter, killed 14 of Farook’s co-workers and injured another 21.

While the pair were killed by police in a shoot-out, the attack has left the United States reeling since facts about the couple indicate that they pledged allegiance to the Islamic State and contacted at least two terrorist organizations abroad before their mass shooting….

While U.S. President Barack Obama would call for Americans to resist the urge to persecute all Muslims for the actions of a few, a day later, Trump would call for the “complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.”

Al Shabaab

Somali al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Shabaab (pictured) use this statement in their latest 51-minute video — in addition to footage of the U.S. Civil Rights era’s Malcolm X; police brutality in Ferguson, Mo., with Michael Brown’s death; and police brutality in Baltimore with Freddie Gray’s death — to encourage American Muslims to join the holy war.

The speeches of Anwar al-Awlaki are also underscored.

CNN reports:

Throughout the video, excerpts of previous video messages from the late-radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki are played predicting persecution of Muslims in the United States.

Al-Awlaki was U.S.-born and raised and revered as a powerful motivator in terrorist operations for al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

He was killed by a U.S. drone strike in 2011, in Yemen.

Al Shabaab’s chief message is to show that the United States is a racist nation that persecutes both Blacks and Muslims. Not surprisingly, for the terrorist organization, adopting radical Islam is the only answer to both group’s targeting.

Still, on Sunday, Trump defended his Muslim stance on CBS News’ “Face the Nation” program, saying, “Look, there’s a problem. I bring it up. Other people have called and say you have guts to bring it up because frankly it’s true and nobody wants to get involved.

“People that are on different persuasions than me right now are saying, you know, maybe Trump isn’t wrong. We want to examine it.”

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