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Donald Trump's call that all Muslims should be banned from entering the US is now being used in propaganda by Islamic State-linked terror groupReuters

The Somali militant group al-Shabab has produced a propaganda video which incorporates footage of the US presidential hopeful, Donald Trump. The video shows Trump's recent call for Muslims to be barred from entering the US.

Elsewhere in the video al-Qaeda's East African affiliate urges African-Americans to convert to Islam and to take part in holy war. The video says racism, police brutality and anti-Muslim sentiment are rife in the US.

So far Trump's campaign team have not responded to the video. A number of Somali-Americans from Minnesota have gone to fight for al-Shabab in Somalia during recent years. One of them was Ibrahim Abdurahman Mohamed, who was the leader an attack on the Somali parliament in May 2014 – in an earlier al-Shabab propaganda video he was shown brandishing an AK-47 rifle.

In the current video Trump is shown making his December call for the US to bar all Muslim immigration, following the shootings in San Bernardino, California on 2 December 2015. Trump said a "total and complete" shutdown on Muslim immigration should remain until such time as the US authorities could "figure out" Muslim attitudes to the US.

His comments attracted widespread condemnation in the US and worldwide. Former US Secretary of State, and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, asserted that Trump's inflammatory rhetoric was making him Islamic State's "best recruiter".

Trump's statement is shown between two clips of militant leader Anwar al-Awlaki, who was killed in a drone strike in Yemen in 2011. The film was distributed on Twitter on 1 January by the militant organisation the al-Kataib media foundation, according to reporting by intelligence agency SITE Monitoring.

Al-Shabab aims to overthrow Somalia's Western-backed government and impose a strict version of Sharia (Islamic law) in the country. So far it has carried out attacks in Kenya and Ethiopia.

The terrorist group's recruiting propaganda has reached Muslims in the UK. In December Trevor Mulindwa, 21, from Mitcham, London was jailed for six years after he attempted to fly from London to Mogadishu to join the group. When he was arrested, his phone was seized and was found to contain al-Shabab propaganda films.