This news story is great in showing another facet of Hillary Clinton’s, uh, “complicated” relationship to the truth: “Clinton Makes Big Claim Against Trump on ISIS.” What Newser.com left out of the headline is that it seems that she just made “big claim” up.
Hillary Clinton made a striking claim against Donald Trump in Saturday night’s debate. Saying that he was becoming the Islamic State’s “best recruiter,” Clinton alleged that ISIS was using clips of Trump’s speeches to gain converts, reports Time. “They are going out people showing videos of Donald Trump insulting Islam and Muslims in order to recruit more radical jihadists,” she said. Trump, she added, “has a great capacity to use bluster and bigotry to inflame people and to make them think there are easy answers to very complex questions.” But is the part about the ISIS videos accurate? “It’s not actually clear,” notes a post at Vox.
An ISIS expert said it was possible that Trump had been the subject of an ISIS video, but he was not aware of any such video. “I haven’t been watching scrupulously lately, but they have enjoyed him in tweets at least.”
So odds are that Hillary is just making up stories that sound plausible to her.
Of course, if she is really concerned about recruiting jihadists, she might consider her own efforts in encouraging Islamists to take up arms against Gaddafi, resulting in untold misery in that region (I mean literally untold; since the overthrow the media is suddenly uninterested in reporting on our handiwork). Benghazi is a fraction of the bloodshed she is responsible for. She did the same by insisting the U.S. had the authority to decide who governs Syria and financing jihadist to fight against Assad.
That actually started ISIS.
Even if Hillary’s claims against Trump were not fabricated (likely), she is being a preposterous hypocrite. She has done far more than he ever could to recruit terrorists.
But the most important piece of the story in that Hillary publicly and loudly admitted that ISIS was Islamic. “They are going out people showing videos of Donald Trump insulting Islam and Muslims in order to recruit more radical jihadists,” So if you insult Islam, Muslims resort to terrorism. They join a terrorist organization dedicated to fighting for Islam and engaging in terrorism.
Funny thing: Homeland Security has been warning about Christian, constitutionalist, and libertarian “domestic terrorists” for years. I’ve been quite offended. But you don’t see Christians and/or conservatives flocking to join right-wing terrorist organization. Yet Hillary says that just hearing Donald Trump will drive Muslims toward terrorism.
Muslims should be offended by Hillary Clinton.