Al Shabab recruitment video with Trump

By Engage Minnesota

A new video was released by the extremist group Al Shabab.  The video uses excerpts from Donald Trump’s political rhetoric against Muslims as well as cases of discrimination against blacks.

It attempts to incite and lure young Somalis by playing on their pain and feelings of being discriminated against.

Hatem Bazian, a lecturer at the University of California responded to the recruitment video in the following interview.

Donald Trump does not speak for all Americans, nor represent the American people.  Many Americans have spoken up against his anti-Muslim rhetoric.

US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), a coalition of leading national and local Muslim organizations, are implementing major initiatives to address growing Islamophobia in America and to enhance national security.

‪#‎BlackLivesMatter‬ and Muslim ARC are dealing with racism against blacks within the US including within the Muslim community.

Somali or Muslim Youth should participate in these organizations and movements and get involved in fighting discrimination. Stay away from extremists.

Don’t be manipulated.



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