Hillary Clinton's policies on Syrian refugees would turn the U.S. into a Muslim country with Muslim values, a propaganda film from a pro-Donald Trump group claims. The group behind the film falsely claims that outcome has already happened in Germany, an epicenter of Europe's ongoing migrant crisis.
The propaganda film was edited to appear as if it were a message from the Islamic State group. It shows German cathedrals being converted into mosques and the traditional Oktoberfest event being celebrated without beer, the Washington Post reported. The film is titled “Welcome to the Islamic State of Germany – book your ticket now!”
“Infiltration through Syrian refugees have allowed our brave Jihadi fighters to conquer, conform and convert Germany, extending our caliphate,” the narrator explains before describing life in the imagined "Islamic State of Germany": “You can even sell your sister or daughter to be married.”
The video was made by Secure American Now, a U.S. non-profit organization supporting Trump’s tough stance on immigration and border control. The video has garnered roughly half a million views in recent days.
The German government registered 1.1 million asylum seekers last year, Al Jazeera reported. Syrians made up the largest share of asylum seekers, with 428,468 admitted into Germany in 2015.
German media dismissed the video's claims Wednesday, with Der Westen calling it absurd, and Spiegel writing it off as “crude.”
Trump previously attacked rival Hillary Clinton for her stance on increasing the number of Syrian refugees to the U.S. during a foreign policy speech in August, comparing her to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who has championed asylum policies for war refugees.
“Hillary Clinton wants to be America’s Angela Merkel, and you know what a disaster this massive immigration has been to Germany and the people of Germany. Crime has risen to levels that no one thought they would ever see,” said Trump as he was addressing a crowd of supporters in Youngstown, Ohio. “We have enough problems in our country, we don’t need another.”
The United States reached its goal of admitting 10,000 asylum seekers from Syria earlier this year, according to the White House.