Just when ISIS' military fortunes are on the decline, it appears that they have a powerful ally that could infuse them with fresh recruits and energy: unstable demagogue Donald "Rump" Trump. Sources in the ISIS organization are delighted over Rump's travel ban aimed at Muslims from seven targeted countries, among other things.
"'The ban on Muslim countries will undoubtedly undermine the global effort to discredit extremists,' said Hassan Hassan, a writer on Islamist radicalism and co-author of the 2015 book "ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror".We know from history that al Qaeda and ISIS will use extremist language and actions from officials and people in the U.S. to enflame the Muslim population. You'll recall the deranged Florida Bible thumper who burned the Koran and caused riots in the Middle East, and he was a small-time operator. Now, the leader of the U.S. is helping them recruit through his words and actions. No wonder they're celebrating.
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), which comprises 57 member states, said such 'selective and discriminatory acts will only serve to embolden the radical narratives of extremists.'
Jihadists are still celebrating Trump's election triumph in online forums, saying it vindicates their argument that his views show the United States' true face and that his policy will polarise communities, one of the militants' goals."
UPDATE: Rump has a cheerleader in Iran, too.
Now #Trump with actions like handcuffing a 5-year-old kid, shows what the truth of US is & what American human rights means! #MuslimBan— Khamenei.ir (@khamenei_ir) February 7, 2017