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Sara Fischer Jan 30, 2017
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Pro-ISIS social media accounts celebrate Trump refugee ban

Per The Washington Post, comments on social media by extremists suggest that Trump's actions would help terrorist groups with recruitment.

  • One post hailed the U.S. president as "the best caller to Islam".
  • Other posts suggest Donald Trump would launch a new war in the Middle East.
  • The Post cites writings that imply Trump is fulfilling the predictions of Anwar al-Awlaki, who said the "West would eventually turn against its Muslim citizens."

Foreign Policy cites a jihadist supporter condemning Muslims working with the Trump administration saying, "The dogs of the cross should know their true value now ... Worthless!"

Meanwhile, the Jerusalem Post says a social media poster called Trump's order a "blessed ban," and compared it to America's invasion of Iraq in 2003, which they say "ignited anti-Western fervor across the Islamic world."