ISIS, al-Qaeda hail Donald Trump win; say dark times ahead for US: Reports

A number of prominent ideologues linked to jihadist outfits in the Middle East took to social media to cheer the prospect of a Trump presidency, The Washington Post reported.

By: PTI | Washington | Published: November 10, 2016 3:59 pm
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Islamic State and al-Qaeda jihadists have ‘hailed’ Donald Trump’s win in presidential polls as the beginning of “dark times” for the US with some extremists predicting America’s “demise” at the hands of the billionaire businessman, according to media reports. Shortly after Trump was declared the victor, a number of prominent ideologues linked to jihadist outfits in the Middle East took to social media to cheer the prospect of a Trump presidency, The Washington Post reported.


Social-media sites associated with both the Islamic State and al-Qaeda hailed Trump’s success as the beginning of “dark times” for the United States, marked by domestic unrest and new foreign military campaigns that would sap the strength of the American superpower, the report said.

“Rejoice…and find glad tidings in the imminent demise of America at the hands of Trump,” Islamic State-affiliated Al-Minbar Jihadi Media network was quoted as saying. The remarks of jihadists signaled their apparent belief that the victory of a candidate like Trump, who has suggested blocks on Muslim immigration and advocated torture, undermines the US’ moral standing in the world.

“Trump’s win of the American presidency will bring hostility of Muslims against America as a result of his reckless actions, which show the overt and hidden hatred against them,” said an essay, provided by the SITE Intelligence group, a private organisation that monitors jihadists’ web sites.

Rita Katz, director of the SITE Intelligence Group, on Twitter said, “AQ (al-Qaeda) & ISIS supporters on election: Trump exposes US’ hatred of Muslims, will contribute to America/West’s downfall — likening to brexit.” She quoted pro-al-Qaeda accounts on social media as saying, “On 9-11, US struck with disaster at the hands of AQ (al-Qaeda). On 11-9, US struck with disaster at the hands of their own voters.”

“Jihadists warn that Trump will unite the mujahideen; Announce: ‘Bring it on, Donald’; ‘The mujahideen are ready!’,” another tweet by Katz said. A pro-al-Qaeda al-Maqalaat Twitter account predicted that Trump would “make the US Enemy No.1 again,” in the Muslim Middle East.

“Trump will serve as the perfect straw man for the next four years, like Bush did before him,” it said. Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi, a jihadist ideologue linked to al-Qaeda, gloated about Trump’s victory, suggesting that it “may be the beginning of America’s fragmentation and the era of its breakup,” according to the Post.

Just ahead of polls, the Islamic State terror group had called for “slaughter” of American voters on election day and urged Muslims not to participate in the democratic process.

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    Periyar soothan
    Nov 10, 2016 at 3:25 pm
    Modi is strategist lt;br/gt;First he will build india" s econnomy lt;br/gt;Then he will curtail corruptionlt;br/gt;And next crush terrorists
    1. Jonathan Parkin
      Nov 11, 2016 at 7:50 am
      These isis fools will say anything to try to justify their liberal enablers in the west. They believe in an omnipresent, omnipotent, omniscient being who carefully crafts every single event for his own greater glory. If hillary had won, they'd have found some reason to celebrate too, like "now that a woman is in charge of our enemy, they shall submit to us as women do" or "a female president shows the weakness of allah's foes" or something like that. The hyper flexible, ever-shifting nature of their belief systems allow them to never be;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Thankfully it's a weakness too - they lose their bearings quite easily, and are quite susceptible to hubris - believing their own hype. Which is why so many insist on staying and fighting in Syria as doom approaches in the form of Russia, Iran, Iraq, Syria's sovereign government, and now the United States (their once, but no longer future, benefactor under obama).lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;We'll see their organization gone in 4 years time, maybe less. And however long it takes, every one of the vile individuals that make it up will face a reckoning for their evil.
      1. B
        Nov 11, 2016 at 10:16 am
        The main reason of terrorism among Muslim countries is non existence of democracy and foreign backed rulers rule as puppets. Let democracy is restored in place of dictatorship or kingdom. India can play a big role to unite Muslim countries for peaceful resolution of differences and allowing people to rule in place of kings or dictators in Egypt etc. Even a United front of Asian countries be formed for large number of Asian people with common currency and trade without restrictions.
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          l s
          Nov 10, 2016 at 12:26 pm
          Abhi se he muslims ke fatghie. Bhagna suru karo.
          1. L
            Nov 10, 2016 at 11:26 am
            Trump's election appears to be dark days ahead for Islamic terror Organisations. Now they should be careful in attacking any innocent people in the world.
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