An al Qaeda affiliate in Africa has used a video clip of presidential candidate Donald Trump in a recruitment video.
Al Shabaab, al Qaeda’s affiliate in Somalia that is most known for carrying out deadly attacks there and in Kenya, released a 51-minute video calling on American Muslims to leave the country and join the violent terror group in east Africa, according to a copy of the video obtained and disseminated by SITE Intelligence Group.
The propaganda video shows a clip of Anwar al-Awlaki, a now-deceased al Qaeda figure killed by a drone strike in 2011, warning “Muslims of the west” that they are not welcome in places like the U.S.
“There are ominous clouds gathering in your horizon,” he says. “Yesterday, America was a land of slavery, segregation, lynching, and Ku Klux Klan, and tomorrow, it will be a land of religious discrimination and concentration camps.”
The video then cuts to a clip of Mr. Trump, speaking shortly after the Dec. 2, 2015 terror attacks in San Bernardino, Calif., when he proposed a temporary but “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the U.S.”