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The two winners, according to a terrorist-affiliated newspaper.

An Al-Qaeda linked newspaper is covering Donald Trump and the US election

By Hanna Kozlowska

The entire world is following the US election—including the country’s sworn enemies. Al-Masra, an Al-Qaeda-linked newspaper recently published a 1,700 word report on the US elections, discussing the anti-Muslim rhetoric of Donald Trump in particular.

The article, first reported by The Wall Street Journal and translated by the Site Intelligence Group, explains the US election process and—quite reasonably—predicts that the winners of the primary contests will be frontrunners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

As for the victory of Hilary Clinton, it will be an extension of the policy of Obama and the Democrats in the region, while the victory of Trump will be a drastic change in American policy towards Muslims, since the hostility that Trump bears and the Islamophobia from which he suffers will have a huge impact in the conflict in the Middle East region and the Muslim countries in general.

Author Adil al-Ahmad writes that “some observers” see Trump as the “clearest in expressing the American opinion about Islam,” whereas other candidates are more duplicitous, choosing “the way of caution and policy to hide the real face of being anti-Islamic.”

Terrorist groups are definitely taking notice of Trump: After the ISIL attack in Brussels, a media group affiliated with the Islamic State  prominently featured Trump’s comments in a propaganda video.

In the Al-Masra piece, Hillary Clinton was said to have “more than 300 delegates” (in fact has 1,243) and the “personal support of Barack Obama.” The US president has not endorsed any Democratic candidate, though his preference is clear.