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Karim Traboulsi

Trump thinks ISIS will conquer America if Hillary wins

Trump: ISIS will conquer America if people vote for Hillary Clinton [Twitter]

Date of publication: 13 October, 2016

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Desperate his campaign is on the verge of total collapse as his numbers in polls are dipping, Donald Trump suggests the country will be invaded by ISIS if he loses.
Desperate his campaign is on the verge of total collapse as his numbers in the polls are further dipping, Donald Trump has gone full Muammar Gaddafi and threatened the American people they would get Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in the White House should they not vote for him.

The reviled Republican nominee told voters at a rally in Florida on Wednesday that electing Hillary Clinton in November would lead Islamic State to “take over this country”.

“They’ll not only take over that part of the world,” Trump said, referring to the radical jihadist group, “they’ll take over this country, they’ll take over this part of the world.”

The either-me-or-al-Qaeda, or rather now IS/ISIS, is a tried and tested technique used by Arab and other dictators to scare their peoples into line, from Gaddafi to Bashar al-Assad.

The claim by Trump, beleaguered by the lewd comments scandal that has seen his own party politicians disown him, is of course ludicrous. Not even a nuclear-armed superpower can take over the United States, let alone a cult of religious crazies fighting for their last breath in Iraq, Syria and Libya.
Incidentally, IS, which poses no real strategic threat to the United States, would struggle even to take and hold a small village in countries like Lebanon and Jordan, and can only thrive in conflict zones where states have collapsed (usually in areas populated by disenfranchised Sunni Arabs).

In truth, it is Trump himself who all but has the endorsement of IS. His Islamophobia fits perfectly into IS's narrative of victimisation and an eternal war between the West and Islam.

Trump's ridiculous claims are an insult to the intelligence of American voters, though in the case of his supporters intelligence may be in short supply. What is most likely is that if Trump loses, America will have been conquered...by common sense.

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