A top ISIS commander has branded Donald Trump ‘a complete maniac’ whose hatred towards Muslims will aid their cause. Abu Omar Khorasani, who heads up the terror group in Afghanistan, said Trump’s shock election victory would be used to recruit disaffected youths in the West.
Jihadists plan to use Trump as a propaganda tool to rally thousands of new fighters and inspire terror attacks across the world. ‘This guy is a complete maniac,’ Khorasani told Reuters.
‘His utter hate towards Muslims will make our job much easier because we can recruit thousands.’ At one point during his campaign, Trump called for a ‘total and complete’ ban on Muslims entering the US.
The president-elect later backtracked and said he would temporarily suspend immigration from countries that have ‘a history of exporting terrorism.’ Khorasani described President Barack Obama as a moderate infidel with at least a little brain in comparison to Trump.
He added: ‘Our leaders were closely following the US election but it was unexpected that the Americans will dig their own graves and they did so.’
Trump has already featured in one video released by ISIS to claim responsibility for the Brussels attacks.
It showed an image of Trump going up in flames as he repeated his declaration that Brussels was a ‘horror show’.
Trump talked tough against militant groups on the campaign trail, promising to defeat ‘radical Islamic terrorism just as we won the Cold War.’
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.