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Are Isis Islamic? Hillary Clinton seems to think so

9 September 2016

9:08 AM

9 September 2016

9:08 AM

Here’s a strange thing. In a TV interview on Thursday morning, Hillary Clinton said that Isis want Donald Trump to become President of the United States. In her words, Isis are currently saying, ‘Please, Allah, make Trump president of America’.

Personally I have no idea which ticket Isis will be campaigning for, come November. But I do find this all very confusing. We all learnt from President Obama that Isis have absolutely nothing to do with Islam. Indeed, when the group decapitated the American hostage Peter Kassig a couple of years ago, the Commander in Chief insisted that ‘Isil’s actions represent no faith, least of all the Muslim faith’.

But if Isis are not Islamic, why would they be praying to Allah? Has Hillary ‘mis-spoken’? If not, is it a sign she might reframe the US government’s official line on all this?


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