Al-Qaeda Slams Trump as 'Hateful Crusader Master,' Issues Fresh Call for Jihad
Al-Qaeda slammed President Trump as a "hateful Crusader master" and suggested redistributing the wealth behind the $110 billion arms deal inked during Trump's visit in Saudi Arabia.
In the latest issue of their Al-Nafir Bulletin, the terror group used a photo of Trump being bestowed with the heavy gold necklace of the Order of Abdulaziz, Saudi Arabia's highest civilian honor granted to presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush as well, by King Salman. The caption underneath: "Peak of submissiveness."
Trump spent the weekend in Saudi Arabia, and in joint remarks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Trump later said that King Salman "treated us so beautifully and really wants to see great things happen for the world."
"He really does," Trump added. "I got to know him well, and he really does."
A White House official said on background that the arms deal "demonstrates, in the clearest terms possible, the United States’ commitment to our partnership with Saudi Arabia and our Gulf partners, while also expanding opportunities for American companies in the region, and supporting tens of thousands of new jobs in the U.S. defense industrial base."
The total of investment and defense deals expected to come out of the trip has been estimated at around $300 billion.
Al-Qaeda said the Saudi ruler "and all apostate rulers appear before us today in wasteful ceremonies to offer loyalty and renew their allegiance to the hateful Crusader master of the White House, Trump."
"In order that he would consent to participate, the cursed Trump demanded Al Saud to offer nearly half a trillion dollars (500 billion dollars) as a price for the Hubal [moon god] of the age, America, to commit to defending their thrones and making them and their sons secure in ruling Bilad al-Haramein," they said, using their name for the land of the mosques of Mecca and Medina.
"If we added this amount to the trillion dollars (1000 billion dollars) that was declared as investments by Al Saud rulers in the land of the cross, America, then set the jizya Al Saud paid to the Crusaders as the price to preserve their role over Bilad al-Haramein and set firm their thrones and their domination over the necks of the Muslims to a trillion and a half dollars, in a simple equation, we find that if the sum was distributed to our people in Bilad al-Haramein, every family would have approximately 200,000 dollars, meaning approximately 750 thousand riyals," the bulletin continued. "Such money is enough to remove all our people in Bilad al-Haramein from penury, need, and unemployment, and from it millions could be given to the economy of the nations, and millions as charity for the poor Muslims in our Islamic world."
"The Al Saud rulers and the rest of the rulers of the Islamic world will commit in the meeting of betrayal and submission to form an apostate army to fight jihad and the Mujahideen in the name of fighting terror and terrorism, and the declaration will happen in the capital of combatting Islam, Riyadh, to establish a center to fight faith, purity, and commitment, under the call to fight extremism, backwardness, and intolerance, and Allah is our Disposer."
While visiting the kingdom, Trump helped inaugurate the Saudi government's new s Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology.
Al-Qaeda called the gathering in Riyadh the "summit of shame."
"So what did the Muslims and their scholars prepare for the hard days ahead, to face this blatant apostasy, clear betrayal, and unprecedented thievery?" the terror group added. "So here are the Crusaders and the apostates, and they have stolen your money, fought your religion, shed your blood, and transgressed against your honor. When will you return to your religion and do jihad in the cause of Allah?"
Past issues of the Al-Nafir Bulletin have included mocking Arab rulers for being at the mercy of "the kicks of the high heels" of Ambassador Nikki Haley and telling jihadists to go forth and just kill Americans without any Islamic consultations first.