An al Qaeda-backed media outlet released a “wanted” poster for President Donald Trump, saying that he is “wanted dead or alive for crimes against Islam.”
Al-Hijrah Media released a statement Tuesday calling for the capture or death of President Trump for the decision to increase the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, according to the Middle East Media Research Institute.
The propaganda message says the United States “is weaker today than ever” and will not be able “to defeat the Mujahideen.”
“Recently Trump decided to continue the war against the Muslims in Afghanistan after 16 years of severe losses,” the statement said. “The U.S. was unable to defeat the Mujahideen when it had more than 100,000 troops in Afghanistan.”
“Trump is talking about winning in Afghanistan,” the statement continued. “And Americans what do you think?? Do you have no insight? Do you not know history?”
The message includes details on how costly the fight in Afghanistan has been for the United States.
“Most Americans have become afraid of this war,” the statement read. “The war in Afghanistan has cost American tax payers 841 billion dollars. Thousands of U.S. soldiers was injured and killed by the Mujahideen. Even Obama had admitted before his retirement that America was unable to defeat the Mujahideen in Afghanistan.”
“America has no advantage to continue the war in Afghanistan,” the statement added. “It is clear that Trump is waging this war only for his hatred against the Muslims.”
The statement ends by saying: “Afghanistan will become the graveyard for American troops.”
More than 3,000 additional troops will be sent to Afghanistan in an effort to bring about an end to the 16-year war. This will bring the U.S. forces count there to about 14,500.
President Donald Trump announced in August his revamped strategy for fighting the war in Afghanistan and made it clear the United States was going to defeat terrorists and end the war.