Donald Trump Takes Center Stage in New Islamic State Propaganda Video

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The terrorist media group Al-Battar has debuted an Islamic State recruitment ad containing images of presidential candidate Donald Trump. The nine-minute video, the magazine Mother Jones reports, was released Thursday and focuses on this week’s terrorist attacks in Brussels:

As images of flames dance over the Republican presidential front-runner’s face and footage rolls of emergency workers in Brussels, audio from a recent Trump interview with Fox News plays. “Brussels was one of the great cities. One of the most beautiful cities of the world 20 years ago,” Trump says. “It was amazing actually. And safe. And now it’s a horror show. It’s an absolute horror show.”

It’s unsurprising that Trump would be featured in Islamic State propaganda. As Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges recently stated, “[American] violence is what created these groups.” And Trump, more than any other presidential candidate, uses violent rhetoric and militaristic appeals to ignite his followers. “Trump’s entire foreign policy consists of asserting American power against other nations,” says columnist Robert Reich.

Trump has said he’d like to bar all Muslims from traveling to the United States and that we can deal with Islamic State if we “take out” the families of its members.

On one occasion, a Muslim woman was removed from a Trump rally after she stood silently.

Posted by Emma Niles

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