While in the midst of his incredible first foreign trip as president, Donald Trump responded to the horrifying terror attack against teenage concert goers in Manchester by labeling the murderous jihadists as nothing more than “evil losers.”
Though one would think that Trump’s common sense description of despicable terrorists would be widely accepted, he nevertheless received criticism for it, presumably because some people just want to criticize Trump for simply existing. Either that, or some liberals disagree with the characterization of terrorists as “losers.”
Former Canadian radical Islamist Mubin Shaikh, now a countertarrisim assist to the Canadian government, appeared on CNN on Friday to discuss the attack. His take on Trump’s choice of words likely came as a surprise to the liberal network.
“How does that resonate?” host Brooke Baldwin asked Shaikh, regarding Trump’s use of “evil losers” to describe the Islamic terrorists. “Does that embolden terrorists, are they laughing at it, are they angered?”
“It depends on what kind of acolyte you’re dealing with … ” replied Shaikh. “But look, your president is right.”
“At the base of it, they’re murderers is what they are. They’re not martyrs. They’re not heroes,” he continued. “In order to delegitimize and demystify this idea that they are anything but, these are the kind of phrases we need to use. Losers — you know, low-lives, scumbags, whatever you want. It all applies.”