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Al-Shabaab video refers to Trump as 'brainless billionaire,' issues Kenya threat

Al-Shabaab video refers to Trump as 'brainless billionaire,' issues Kenya threat


The Somalia-based insurgent group, Al-Shabaab, have ripped into United States President, Donald John Trump, labeling the 71-year-old as a ‘brainless billionaire,’ whose actions continue to endanger the country he campaigned he wanted to ‘make great again.’

The video according to the SITE Intelligence Group was released on Sunday. It contained a viral video Trump tweeted weeks ago about him ‘beating’ CNN – his main target in the ‘fake news’ war with a section of the U.S. media.

It shows a masked Al-Shabaab soldier in military apparel who claims even though Americans had visions of a great nation upon the election of Trump, ‘‘what they underestimated, however, was the man’s level of stupidity,’‘ adding that what Americans got with Trump was ‘arguably the most stupid president a country could ever have.’‘

Your military’s invasion of Somalia will continue to destabilize your country. When we do strike, your government will not be able to protect you.

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The soldier continues after Trump ‘beats’ CNN, to describe him as ‘‘a brainless billionaire who succeeded in making the United States, the greatest joke on earth’‘ – with a video showing Trump shoving Prime Minister of Montenegro during a NATO summit in May this year.

He said Trump was ‘‘propelling America towards its eventual defeat and destruction because for him, comprehending basic tasks or even the consequences of an endless war against Islam and the Muslims proved to be harder than the measure of complimentary variables in quantum mechanics.’‘

According to him, just six-months in charge and the American electorate wish they could turn back the hands of time to elect a more rational and mature candidate.

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Caution to Kenyan electorate ahead of polls

Africa’s deadliest insurgent group in the year 2016 also weighed in on the Kenyan elections with about two weeks to the highly anticipated vote.

Part of the video also hinted of more attacks on Kenyans in what is seen as a direct response to President Uhuru Kenyatta’s recent pledge to eliminate the group.

“Your military’s invasion of Somalia will continue to destabilize your country,” the video said. “When we do strike, your government will not be able to protect you.” They have claimed recent attacks in Kenya.

About the group Al-Shabaab

Al-Shabaab controls parts of Somalia and has staged attacks in neighbouring countries especially in Kenya. They are opposed to democracy and are pushing to establish a country run on strict Islamic law – Sharia.

They control large areas of the rural parts of the Horn of Africa country. They enforce compliance to strict Islamic rules including cutting hands of thieves and stoning to death. They have their own courts, police and educational systems.

The new Somali government has vowed to crush the militants in two years. President Farmaajo recently offered them amnesty and asked them to come to the negotiation table.

The group has continually called the government’s bluff and has claimed a series of bomb attacks on civilian populations and some military installations. A 2016 Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) report labeled the group as a transnational security threat in East Africa.

The Al-Qaeda affiliated group is currently fighting the Somali national army and an African Union force (AMISOM) which pushed them out of Mogadishu years back. The U.S. also offers technical support to the government in the fight.

Neighbouring Ethiopia also has a military mission in the country but has recently withdrawn some of its troops due to anti-government protests of 2016. The government has denied the claims.

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