Counter-terrorism experts have warned of U.S President Donald Trump’s utterances as fueling the Islamic State terrorist group.
His comments especially his latest on travel ban to seven Muslim country is giving Jihadists exactly what they want.
Jihadists group usually thrive propaganda funneled across the internet, through platforms such as Twitter and Facebook, from YouTube to Google Play, the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) traffics in lies, bombarding Western Muslims seeking their support.
Islamic State have used propaganda to depict how Western is an enemy of the Muslim community world over. They hide under the religion spreading lies how the West hates Muslims, despise their religion and how they seek to destroy Muslim faith and convert them to theirs.
Their main objective of these propaganda being channeled by the Jihadists group and especially the Islamic State better known as ISIS is to create a scenario where Muslims with gang up and form a ‘caliphate’ take arms against the ‘infidels’.
Since the horrors of 9/11 bombing, American presidents operating under the advice of the Intelligence community’s counter-terrorism experts have understood that countering this propaganda has been among the most essential parts of the fight against ISIS, Al-Qaeda and other murderous jihadi extremists.
Knowing this, they have been very careful in selecting language and words while addressing their policy. This has made U.S survive from the propaganda mill and terrorists hate and in turn making Muslims feel welcome and appreciated America.
TRUMP FALLING INTO ISIS TRAP
That era appears to be over. President Donald Trump in office in less than two months is falling knowingly into the Jihadists trap.
President Trump order on imposing travel against seven Muslim countries aggravates the war against terror. His comments likely to work against those fighting the common enemy, Trump’s move likely to reinforce jihadists’ extremists’ propaganda and increases the possibility of American dying in the attacks.
The damage caused by the recklessness of the Trump administration’s policies are even more wide-ranging than they might appear.
For example, Iran has its own propaganda narrative—which Trump has now reinforced by including the country in the travel ban—that the American government does not differentiate between Sunnis and Shiites while it depends on the predominantly Shiite Iraqi government as its primary ally in fighting ISIS.
The point is reinforced by the fact that Iraq, Syria and Yemen also have large Shiite populations.
The U.S. Since the fall of Sunni dictator Saddam Hussein in Iraq, Iran has been trying to gain greater influence over its majority-Shiite from their neighbor, Iraq.
Open sources reports warns that relations between the U.S. and its allies in the Iraqi government have soured prompted the news of the travel ban. As retaliatory Iraqis have called for a reciprocal ban on Americans coming into their country.
Worse still, Iraqi’s Popular Mobilization Forces, a group of powerful Iran-sponsored militia groups, have called for all Americans to be expelled from the country too.