IS rooting for Trump to win US prez polls: Report
The Islamic State (IS) jihaists are rooting for Donald Trump to win the US presidential polls as they believe that he will lead America on a path of self-destruction and his presidency would be a powerful recruiting tool, according to a media report.
Even though the Republican presidential candidate has promised to “knock the hell out of” ISIS, the terror group is rooting for him to win the upcoming general election because they believe it will boost their ranks, the Foreign Affairs magazine reported, citing interviews with ISIS supporters, recent defectors and social media analysis.
Earlier this month, an ISIS spokesman wrote on the ISIS-affiliated Telegram channel, Nashir, “I ask Allah to deliver America to Trump.”
An ISIS supporter posted on one of the numerous jihadist “channels” hosted by the Telegram messaging application, “The ‘facilitation’ of Trump’s arrival in the White House must be a priority for jihadists at any cost!!!”
Trump has been campaigning on a promise to eradicate the Islamic State. The 70-year-old business tycoon regularly makes belligerent statements such as , “I would bomb” them and “We have to knock the hell out of them”. He has said that he would send up to 30,000 more US troops to fight the ISIS and refuses to rule out the possibility of using nuclear weapons against the group.