Top members of jihadist groups say President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpFormer New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver dead at 77 Biden, Democrats losing ground with independent and suburban voters: poll Bipartisan Senate group discusses changes to election law MORE's victory is a great propaganda tool for recruiting new fighters, especially youth in the West.
According to a report from Reuters Monday, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and Taliban commanders said they will use Trump's campaign rhetoric, such as his call to ban Muslims from entering the U.S., as a recruitment tool.
"This guy is a complete maniac. His utter hate towards Muslims will make our job much easier because we can recruit thousands," Abu Omar Khorasani, a top ISIS commander in Afghanistan, told the news service. "Our leaders were closely following the U.S. election but it was unexpected that the Americans will dig their own graves and they did so."
According to Reuters, Khorasani "described President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaA needed warning for Yemen's rebels — and for our allies and enemies alike What Joe Biden can learn from Harry Truman's failed steel seizure Biden: A good coach knows when to change up the team MORE as a moderate infidel with at least a little brain in comparison to Trump."
A top Taliban militant in Afghanistan also sees opportunity in Trump's victory.
"If he does what he warned in his election campaign, I am sure it will provoke Muslim Ummah (community) across the world and jihadi organizations can exploit it," the unidentified Taliban leader told Reuters.
Al Qaeda has yet to release a statement about Trump's victory.
Trump has not released any statements on how he plans to fight terror groups in the Middle East.
"I don’t want the enemy to know what I’m doing. ... All I can tell you it is a foolproof way of winning, and I’m not talking about what some people would say, but it is a foolproof way of winning the war with ISIS,” he told Fox News in May.
U.S. officials have warned of an increased threat of attacks similar to the San Bernardino, Calif., and Orlando, Fla., mass shootings, which were inspired in part by ISIS.