For a while there, it looked like Donald Trump might be the best thing to happen to extremist groups since the CIA funneled money and arms to the Mujahideen in Operation Cyclone.
See the assumption was that Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric would be used by ISIS and al-Qaeda as a recruiting tool.
Alas, even the Islamic State has seemingly thrown in the towel on the President. As it turns out, it’s difficult to use someone as a recruiting tool when it’s readily apparent to recruits that he doesn’t even know where Syria is.
On Tuesday, in a rare public statement, the group’s official spokesperson Abi al-Hassan al-Muhajer delivered the following simple assessment:
You [are] being run by an idiot who does not know what Syria or Iraq or Islam is.