The not-so-hidden subtext of this Reuters piece is that Trump’s policies regarding Muslims will only make the global jihad worse, by providing fodder to the jihadis that they can use to recruit Muslims who might otherwise have been peaceful.
A moment’s thought shows why that is absurd. What exactly constitutes Trump’s alleged “utter hate toward Muslims”? That he has proposed a temporary ban on immigration from countries with a high incidence of jihad terror activity. (The business about registering Muslims is a false and absurd claim; it was never part of Trump’s program, despite being relentlessly trumpeted by the establishment propaganda organs.) This ban wasn’t proposed out of hatred for Muslims, but out of the manifest impossibility of distinguishing jihadis from peaceful Muslims. So Abu Omar Khorasani is essentially saying that because Trump is fighting back against the global jihad, the Islamic State will be able to get more recruits.
If Hillary Clinton had been elected and had continued the Obama administration’s policies of denial and willful ignorance toward the jihad threat, and had also facilitated a massive new influx of Muslim migrants, the jihadis would not have been pacified. They would have been bolder than ever. The establishment media’s claim that Trump is enflaming the jihadis also ignores the fact that the jihad imperative is not based on how good the Infidels are to the Muslims. The Qur’an commands Muslims to wage war against and subjugate Infidels; it makes no exceptions for those who do not fight back, or who do not fight back effectively, or who watch their words so as to avoid offending them.
“Jihadists say Trump victory a rallying call for new recruits,” by Ahmad Sultan and Omar Fahmy, Reuters, November 14, 2016:
From Afghanistan to Algeria, jihadists plan to use Donald Trump’s shock U.S. presidential victory as a propaganda tool to bring new fighters to their battlefields.
Taliban commanders and Islamic State supporters say Trump’s campaign trail rhetoric against Muslims – at one point calling for a total shutdown of Muslims entering the United States – will play perfectly in their recruitment efforts, especially for disaffected youth in the West.
“This guy is a complete maniac. His utter hate towards Muslims will make our job much easier because we can recruit thousands,” Abu Omar Khorasani, a top IS commander in Afghanistan, told Reuters.
Trump has talked tough against militant groups on the campaign trail, promising to defeat “radical Islamic terrorism just as we won the Cold War.”
The president-elect later toned down his call for a total ban on Muslim entry to say he would temporarily suspend immigration from countries that have “a history of exporting terrorism.”
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….
“Our leaders were closely following the U.S. election but it was unexpected that the Americans will dig their own graves and they did so,” said IS’s Khorasani, who described President Barack Obama as a moderate infidel with at least a little brain in comparison to Trump….
A senior Taliban commander in Afghanistan said the group, whose resurgence is undermining efforts to end America’s longest war, had kept track of all of Trump’s speeches and anti-Muslim comments.
“If he does what he warned in his election campaign, I am sure it will provoke Muslim Ummah (community) across the world and jihadi organizations can exploit it,” said the militant leader, who declined to be identified because of strict Taliban policy that only its official spokesman can make statements….
“The dog Trump’s victory in the U.S. elections is a gold mine for Muslims not a setback if they know how to use it,” tweeted @alhlm200, who regularly posts statements in support of Islamic State.
And in Algeria, @salil_chohada, an Islamic State supporter whose name on the Twitter account is Mohamed Aljazairie, said: “Congratulations to the Muslim nation over the infidel Trump’s victory. His stupid statements alone serve us.”