Steve Bannon is a terrorist hero
Al Qaeda’s favorite news source loves them some pasty Breitbart doughboy!Steve Bannon is making headlines — but not where you might think.
The White House Chief strategist and former Breitbart chairman took front page billing — above the fold — in a recent edition of Al Masra. The newspaper is aligned with the terrorist organization Al-Qaeda.
Far from an excoriation, the publication came out in support of Bannon’s view that Islam and western civilization were locked in an existential conflict and cited what they said was Bannon’s belief that “the forces of Islam cannot be stopped by peaceful means.”
“The fact that [Al Masra] would put this so prominently on the front page—as lead article—indicates it has traction, that this is a way to win support.” Elisabeth Kendall a University of Oxford senior research fellow of Arabic and Islamic studies told Quartz. “It plays entirely into their narrative that they were right about the West’s war on Islam all along.”
It should come as no surprise:
It’s true that Islamist militants have a soft spot for Trump — his rhetoric, they say, is a useful propaganda and recruiting tool. On Election Night, Muslim extremists around the world celebrated Trump’s win, suggesting that it might usher in a civil war. “Rejoice with support from Allah, and find glad tidings in the imminent demise of America at the hands of Trump,” said the Islamic State-affiliated al-Minbar Jihadi Media network, according to the SITE Intelligence Group. “Trump’s win of the American presidency will bring hostility of Muslims against America as a result of his reckless actions, which show the overt and hidden hatred against them.”
Al-Qaeda and Islamic State supporters said Trump’s win exposed America’s “hatred of Muslims,” SITE director Rita Katz told USA Today. They likened it to Brexit and suggested that it will lead to the downfall of the West.
Heckuva job, Bannon!