The recently revamped Al Qaeda has issued a one of a kind wanted notice ‘Dead or Alive’ for the US president Donald Trump. The terrorist organization has made a resurgence online in the past few months as it has been reenergized by Hamza bin Laden as a propaganda pawn. On Tuesday, the Al-Hijrah media group, marked by a green logo and active for only the past several months, released a wanted notice for the U.S. president, calling for his capture “dead or alive.”
According to Jihadoscope, Trump should be targeted for his “crimes against Islam” and sought for “treason, murder, injustice, kidnapping, massacre, extremism, negligence, hate.” The message was released almost week after the terror group threatened that it would release a message to Trump and America mainly fueled by the POTUS’ decision to increase the troops deployed to Afghanistan.
The message further stated that Trump’s message was fueled by his hatred for Muslims and that Afghanistan would be a graveyard for the American troops. Al Qaeda’s grievances with the U.S. stem from a hatred of democracy and the Western world, but it has long listed American foreign policy as its primary justification for violence against civilian and military targets. The U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 gave birth to Al-Qaeda in Iraq, an insurgency that left a bloody trail across the country for occupying Western forces.
The group through its propaganda arm As-Sahab has been attempting to lure recruits from the West using Hamza in order to regain relevance that was overshadowed by ISIS. However, HUMINT reveals that the positions they have been regaining control over are under constant surveillance with plans to conduct operations nearing execution stages.
That group would later develop and split into what is now ISIS, the target of a U.S.-led coalition of air forces that are bombing the militant group in Iraq and Syria. The U.S. is also conducting drone campaigns against Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Shabab in Somalia and Al-Qaeda’s most powerful wing, Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
The report is also preceded by CIA’s request to be allowed to conduct more covert airstrike against Al Qaeda camps in the Middle East and Africa to decapitate the organization before it deeply roots itself and establishes a firm network.