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    Trump Downplays Being Featured in Terrorist Recruitment Video

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves during a rally in Biloxi, Mississipi, Jan. 2, 2016.  Trump dismissed his appearance on a recruitment video made by the Somali militant group al-Shabab. 
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves during a rally in Biloxi, Mississipi, Jan. 2, 2016. Trump dismissed his appearance on a recruitment video made by the Somali militant group al-Shabab. 
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    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is dismissing his persona being featured in a recruitment video made by the Somali militant group al-Shabab. 

    In the video, which was released Friday, Trump was shown at a campaign rally in the southern state of South Carolina last month reading a statement calling on the United States government to ban Muslims from entering the country. He had made the call made in response to the deadly attack on a state government facility in San Bernardino, California carried out by a Muslim husband-and-wife couple who investigators say had been "radicalized."

    In an interview that will air Sunday on the CBS News public affairs program "Face the Nation," Trump defends his comments, telling host John Dickerson that "I have to say what I have to say," and that al-Shabab has used other people in their videos. 

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said last month that the so-called Islamic State militant group was "showing videos of Donald Trump insulting Islam and Muslims in order to recruit more radical jihadists."

    The al-Shabab group is not affiliated with Islamic State.

    Trump did not mention the al-Shabab recruitment video during a campaign rally Saturday night in Biloxi, Mississippi, but he blamed the rise of the Islamic State on Clinton and President Barack Obama.

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    by: keith ellis
    January 03, 2016 4:33 PM
    Isis use anything that recruits,
    Donald trump still sucks
    Hilary should be President
    Republicans don't deserve the whitehouse
    George Bush is why were in Iraq/Syria/
    And if there in the Whitehouse again the
    USA is finished. That's a fact

    by: Anonymous
    January 03, 2016 3:33 PM
    Hillary Clinton gave them the idea.

    by: Ricardo from: Brazil
    January 03, 2016 2:00 PM
    US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has strange Proposals: to build a 3,000 miles wall along Mexico border, to deport 11 million undocumented immigrants, send ground troops to Iraq and Syria, prohibiting Muslinlins to entry in the US, supporting weapons selling in the US, and worsen relations with Russia and China.

    These measures beyond onerous, will not provide greater security to American soil, neither boost the economy. It is more likely that such measures would lead to gradual American isolation in the global context.

    by: meanbill from: USA
    January 03, 2016 11:05 AM
    A Wise Man said that until some countries (like the US and NATO) can prove that they can defeat a terrorist group (even the smallest) somewhere in the world, their combined failures to defeat any terrorist group anywhere in the world has become the greatest recruiting tool for the ISIL, al-Qaeda and all the other terrorist groups, [and now], only the foolish, and naïve, and ignorant would believe that Muslims would fight and die as terrorists because of what Trump said or did, because they wouldn't become a martyr in Paradise if they died for that reason? .. think about it? .. they fight and die to defend their Muslim faith and Ummah?

    by: meanbill from: USA
    January 03, 2016 8:30 AM
    NO extremist, fanatic or insane Sunni Muslim will ever answer the call to join the ISIL terrorists or any other terrorist group on what Trump say's or does, [no they won't], because the Sunni Muslim extremists, fanatics and insane will only join the terrorists to fight and die for a (religious cause) to defend the faith and Ummah? .. NO Sunni Muslim extremist, fanatic or insane will ever fight and die (for a silly nonreligious cause) because of what Trump said or did, because he or she wouldn't ever become a martyr in Paradise dying for that nonreligious cause? .. no matter what the propagandists, pundits, and ignorants say?

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