Donald Trump’s presidential election win Tuesday has been a cause for celebration for jihadist groups like the Islamic State and al-Qaeda, reported The Washington Post. On the campaign trail Trump has explained plans to stop “radical Islamic terrorism” through immigration measures, like his Muslim ban.
Messages by jihadists about the election results rejoiced over Trump’s election, saying it would bring about the “imminent demise” of the U.S. "Rejoice with support from Allah, and find glad tidings in the imminent demise of America at the hands of Trump,” said the Islamic State-affiliated al-Minbar Jihadi Media network, according to SITE Intelligence group, a private counterterrorism organization tracking jihadi websites. Al-Minbar also wrote: "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.”
Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi, who the Washington Post described as a “jihadist ideologue” with almost 60,000 Twitter followers and ties to al-Qaeda, wrote Trump "reveals the true mentality of the Americans, and their racism toward Muslims and Arabs and everything. He reveals what his predecessors used to conceal. So his victory further exposes America and its appendages.”
Other pro-ISIS accounts called Trump’s win “poetic justice,” while another account said it was “the beginning of the fall of the Satan (America) of this age” calling it an extension of the “renaissance of the Muslim nation” started with the 9/11 attacks.
1. As expected, pro-ISIS accounts are pointing to the US election as a victory. One user calls Trump's election "poetic justice" pic.twitter.com/uEj6SRvhAY— Rukmini Callimachi (@rcallimachi) November 9, 2016
2. Another account is portraying the news on 11/9 following the American election, as the natural extension of 9/11: pic.twitter.com/4HhOYCz55r— Rukmini Callimachi (@rcallimachi) November 9, 2016
Here’s other comments about the election’s results:
3. But don't be fooled. These same accounts point out that in their view there's little difference between Hillary and Trump. Read below: pic.twitter.com/TF75Lc07Mo— Rukmini Callimachi (@rcallimachi) November 9, 2016