Will terrorists use THIS clip: Trump STRIKES BACK about being in their video

During the most recent Democrat presidential debates, Hillary Clinton made the dubious claim that ISIS had been using footage of Donald Trump in an effort to “recruit more radical Jihadists.”

I was never quite sure what the logic of the claim was – that Muslims afraid of being labeled extremists are at risk of joining ISIS to… prove they’re not extremists? Regardless, the claim was nonsense until a terror group actually bothered to follow Hillary’s advice.

Al-Shabaab (Somalia’s Al-Qaeda affiliate) used footage of Trump’s call to ban Muslim immigration in a recruitment video released only a few days ago. ABC News tried to act as if this was some sort of prophetic wisdom from Hillary when in fact she may have been the one to give them the idea.

During an interview with Face the Nation, Trump responded to his inclusion in the video, and he isn’t backing down:


DICKERSON: And then the video goes on says, “The West will eventually turn against its Muslim citizens.”

They are saying to Muslims, either you join jihad or leave the United States because of what Mr. Trump is proposing.

TRUMP: Look, there is a problem. I bring it up. Other people have called me. And they say, you have guts to bring it up, because, frankly, it’s true. But nobody wants to get involved.

Now people are getting involved. People that are on different persuasions than me right now, John, are saying, you know, maybe Trump isn’t wrong. We want to examine it. There’s a lot of bad stuff going on.

I’m watching the news tonight, actually, CBS, and so many of the elements — you look at Germany, you look at Brussels, you look all over the world. They’re shutting down cities that never had a problem before. They’re shutting down countries that never had a problem before.

You look at Paris, what happened. You look at California, what happened. John, maybe it’s not politically correct. There’s a big problem out there. And we have to solve off the problem.

DICKERSON: Does it concern you at all that you’re being used in essentially a recruitment video by a terrorist organization?

TRUMP: They use other people, too. What am I going to do? I have to say what I have to say.

And you know what I have to say? There’s a problem. We have to find out what is the problem and we have to solve that problem.

DICKERSON: Do you think the problem is a — that the West is on a collision course with radical Islam, or is this just, ISIS is a problem? Is this a clash of civilizations?

TRUMP: Well, I think that radical Islam may be on a collision course with us. You could change it around a little bit.

But it is a very, very deep-seated hatred that’s going on. I mean, you have a hatred, like people, where they’re willing to give their lives, they’re willing to walk in — I have to tell you, it is so big. It is the biggest thing there is right now. When I watch President Obama say global warming is our biggest problem, it’s just so sad to watch.

And he doesn’t want to use the words radical Islam. He doesn’t want to use anything having to do with radical and Islam. So, until he’s willing to admit the problem — how can you not at least talk about the problem?

And one of the things I have done is, I brought the problem out. The world is talking about what I have said. And now big parts of the world are saying, Trump is really right at least identifying what’s going on. And we have to solve it. But you’re not going to solve the problem unless you identify it.

And in pure Trump fashion, there was a Twitter reply:

Would we really want a president who would censor his message because he’s afraid of what terrorists would say anyway?

[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]


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