WASHINGTON, U.S. - While a part of the United States and democratic fronts around the world are upset with Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton - a certain section of the world have ...
• Schemes of the West can be understood by Trump’s tweets, al-Qaeda affiliate group claims
• Gulf leaders cheer Trump’s win
• America’s Asian allies fear failure of treaties after Trump’s win
WASHINGTON, U.S. - While a part of the United States and democratic fronts around the world are upset with Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton - a certain section of the world have broken into celebration.
Separatists, jihadists and other extremist organisations across the world have welcomed Trump as the new President of America - they incidentally believe that America stabbed itself in the heart by the decision, spelling its own downfall.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi were among the authoritarian world leaders to welcome Trump’s presidency - amongst many others that maintained a diplomatic charade and congratulated the man.
Trump however also received applause from several other groups.
Ku Klux Klan (KKK) leader David Duke for one greeted Trump for his historical victory.
Similar thoughts have been shared by Islamist extremists and Salafists across the Middle East.
Many of the extremists took to social media to share their views on Trump.
Pro-al-Qaeda accounts on social media were retweeting a tweet that went viral and said, “On 9-11, U.S. struck with disaster at the hands of AQ (al-Qaeda). On 11-9, U.S. struck with disaster at the hands of their own voters.”
Hamza al-Karibi, a spokesperson for the al-Qaeda-affiliated Syrian jihadist group Jabhat Fatah al-Sham tweeted, “Trump’s victory is a hard slap to those promoting the efficiency of democratic systems. Starting today, we won’t need media releases clarifying the West’s machinations. All we need to do is retweet what Trump says.”
Further, the Islamic State-affiliated al-Minbar Jihadi Media network said, “Rejoice with support from Allah, and find glad tidings in the imminent demise of America at the hands of Trump. Trump’s win of the American presidency will bring hostility of Muslims against America as a result of his reckless actions, which show the overt and hidden hatred against them.”
Tariq Abdel Haleem, prominent Egyptian-born jihadi cleric also took to Twitter and said, “Trump’s winning might be bad for us in the short run. However, it is better for Muslims in the long run as he’ll ruin the U.S.”
Afghanistan-based Taliban also released a statement and said, “Our message is that the Americans should draft a policy not to take away the independence and sovereignty of other nations. Most importantly, they should withdraw all their troops from Afghanistan.”
However, Trump’s win has led Gulf Arab leaders to hope that he might place more sanctions on Iran that would work in favour of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries.
“I think Trump will get the GCC countries back involved in the discussion about regional strategy. Obama did this nuclear deal with Iran without taking into account Arab and Gulf state views on it,” Ahmed Al Hamli, Founder and President of Trends Research & Advisory, an Abu Dhabi-based think tank said on Wednesday.
“This is why Gulf states are seen not to be satisfied with the deal. If they had been engaged in the discussion from the beginning, I think they would have been more accepting to the deal, and I think a Trump administration will push for such engagement,” Hamli added.
Hamli also believed that Trump’s comments on banning Muslims from entering U.S. did not carry weight.
He said, “His statements about banning Muslims from coming to America were driven from the fear of terrorism. Those comments don’t seem to be relevant in the ongoing dialogue in the region regarding relations with the U.S.”
Following Trump’s win, many U.S. citizens tried immigrating to Canada, so much so, that the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website crashed after witnessing a huge surge in traffic.
A former Canadian cabinet minister Andree-Lyne Halle, from the Conservative party echoed Trump’s thoughts on immigration.
She said, “Tonight, our American cousins threw out the elites and elected Donald Trump as their next president. It’s an exciting message and one that we need delivered in Canada as well.”
She is said to have started her campaign saying, “It’s the message I’m bringing with my campaign to be the next Prime Minister of Canada. It’s why I’m the only candidate for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada who is standing up for Canadian values.”
Meanwhile, America’s Asian allies Japan, South Korea were not too happy with his appointment.
In his campaign speeches, Trump said that military pact with Japan and South Korea should end as neither of the countries was paying enough for its defence against North Korea and China.
Hasung Jang, a professor of finance at Korea University in Seoul said, “The current situation seems like the beginning of the U.S.’s decline and a beginning of the failure of democracy.”
China also echoed a similar thought. China’s state-run news agency Xinhua wrote, “The probably most divisive and scandalous election in American history has eroded voters’ faith in the two-party system, as many voters called it a game of money, power, and influence.”