Egypt’s Dar el Iftaa: Trump helps IS recruit more youth
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa - REUTERS
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CAIRO: U.S. Presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s “extremist speech against the Muslims” helps the militant group of Islamic State (IS) to recruit more youth in the Islamic and western countries, said the Islamophobia Watch, an observatory launched by the Egyptian Dar el Iftaa to tackle IS’s misinterpreted fatwas.

“When Trump says ‘they all hate us,’ that means he uses the same ideology of IS and supports its videos posted to recruit the youth as the terrorist organization repeats in its statements that there is an eternal enmity between Islam and the west,” Islamophobia Watch said in a statement Wednesday.

IS militants use republican presidential candidate’s remarks in their video footages they release to justify their terrorist attacks, said the statement, noting that the militant group has released video footage with photos and remarks of Trump following Brussels attacks in March.

Trump was previously slammed by authorities at Islamic states over his hostile remarks against the Muslims in Dec. when he called for banning all Muslims from entering into the States.

Dar el Iftaa, a Sunni Islamic body concerned with issuing fatwas, has denounced Trump’s remarks, calling for activating U.S. laws, which criminalize inciting religious and racial hatred inside the society.

In an interview with the Guardian, former director of the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and CIA Michael Hayden also stated that Trumps helps the IS. “The jihadist narrative is that there is undying enmity between Islam and the modern world so when Trump says they all hate us, he’s using their narrative … he’s feeding their recruitment video,” said Hayden.

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