ISIS recruiters are allegedly praying for a Donald Trump victory come November because they believe it will help draw more jihadis to their cause, it has been reported.
Analysis of known ISIS channels on anonymous messaging app Telegram reveals that Trump is the preferred presidential candidate for extremists, Foreign Affairs magazine reports.
That is despite the fact that Trump has made his hardline stance against ISIS a keystone of his campaign while blaming Clinton and Obama’s ‘failed’ policies for creating the group.
Writing in a recruitment thread on the app, one ISIS member said: ‘I ask Allah to deliver America to Trump.’
Another added: ‘The “facilitation” of Trump’s arrival in the White House must be a priority for jihadists at any cost!’
In total, the magazine spoke to 12 known members of the terrorist group, and found that Trump is by far the preferred candidate.