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Is ISIS Really Using Videos Of Donald Trump For Recruitment?

December 23, 2015

Is ISIS really using videos of Donald Trump for recruitment?

That's the claim Hillary Clinton made in a Democratic debate last Saturday, saying: "He is becoming ISIS's best recruiter. They are going to people showing videos of Donald Trump insulting Islam and Muslims in order to recruit more radical jihadists."

But Juliette Kayyem, homeland security expert and host of the Security Mom podcast, says that while Clinton got the sentiment right, her facts were off.

"This is a narrative ISIS has wanted, that ISIS is promoting," Kayyem said of Trump's divisive call for a ban on Muslims entering the United States.

"We know that—that's not a lie, that's on their website and their tweets...that they are promoting this," she continued. "Unfortunately, Hillary Clinton got the mode wrong. There is no video that anyone knows of yet."

To hear more from homeland security expert Juliette Kayyem, tune in to Boston Public Radio above.


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