Somali group Al-Shabab has released a recruitment film in the form of a documentary about racial injustice in the United States featuring Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, SITE Monitoring reported Saturday.
Trump, the front-runner for the GOP nomination, was shown in the 51-minute film making his December call for the United States to bar all Muslims from the country as his supporters cheered.
It was shown between two clips of Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S.-born Al-Qaeda leader killed in a drone strike in Yemen in 2011, saying Muslims in the United States would face a choice between leaving for Islamic countries or staying at home to fight the West.
The film was distributed on Twitter on Friday by Al-Kataib, the media wing of Al-Shabab, SITE reported.
Trump's call to ban Muslims from entering the United States has been widely condemned by American politicians. It has also provoked an international uproar and led to criticism that his views could be used as propaganda by armed groups.
Al-Shabab, which seeks to overthrow Somalia's Western-backed government and impose a strict version of Sharia law, has links to Al-Qaeda and has carried out attacks in Kenya and Ethiopia.