Al-Qaida Insults Obama

November 19, 2008

From the AP:

Al-Qaida No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahri insulted Barack Obama in the terror group’s first reaction to his election, calling him a demeaning racial term implying that the president-elect is a black American who does the bidding of whites.

The message appeared chiefly aimed at persuading Muslims and Arabs that Obama does not represent a change in U.S. policies. Al-Zawahri said in the message, which appeared on militant Web sites Wednesday, that Obama is “the direct opposite of honorable black Americans” like Malcolm X, the 1960s African-American rights leader.

Al-Zawahri also called Obama—along with secretaries of state Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice—”house negroes.”

Speaking in Arabic, al-Zawahri uses the term “abeed al-beit,” which literally translates as “house slaves.” But al-Qaida supplied English subtitles of his speech that included the translation as “house negroes.”

PE-BHO should just ignore this part as it would only demean the office of the President to respond to such an ad hominem attack. However, it is in PE-BHO’s best interests to respond to this part:

He said Obama’s plan to shift troops to Afghanistan is doomed to failure, because Afghans will resist.

“Be aware that the dogs of Afghanistan have found the flesh of your soldiers to be delicious, so send thousands after thousands to them,” he said.

Al-Zawahri did not threaten specific attacks, but warned Obama that he was “facing a Jihadi (holy war) awakening and renaissance which is shaking the pillars of the entire Islamic world; and this is the fact which you and your government and country refuse to recognize and pretend not to see.”

He said Obama’s victory showed Americans acknowledged that President George W. Bush’s policies were a failure and that the result was an “admission of defeat in Iraq.”

We are still unclear as to what PE-BHO’s Middle East policy will be. He ran early hard left indicating a time table to pull out, but he moderated his position near the end. That is the great unknown and the biggest problem in electing a man with no record who was put into office on malleabe promises. I hope he succeeds and understands that victory in Iraq is necessary to establish Basra and Baghdad as economic centers of the middle east in the same vein as Dubai and Abu Dhabi. There has already been much progress in Baghdad metro and it would be a shame to see Al Qaida come in and infect it on the weakness of American foreign policy.



  1. Still better than the Al Qaeda website that stated to its followers that McCain would be a great victory for their efforts, since he would be prone to jump into more and more wars thus spreading out our resources. But I guess your “Indepth” reporting missed that one on ALL the news channels.

    BTW. Obama is shifting the focus back to those that ACTUALLY attacked us. Instead of USING the deaths of thousands to promote a war against a country that had not been a threat to anyone but itself since the Gulf War I. So to criticize a man for doing what should have been done 7 years ago, is just plain ignorant. You show your TRUE colors as being a Republican BIAS web site. And by the standards of Ethics in the Media(Which is a class ALL valid news castors have to take in college), to show an obvious bias toward one side or another is UNETHICAL. Because you are USING a possition of Power to Influence, Unfairly, your readers.

    You are Whores to the Right wing.

  2. DavidH, you are correct for pointing out this website’s fallacious arguments, but to imply that any newscaster (let alone all those college-educated) is unbiased is not only completely without merit, but it is laughable, given this year’s presidential election. I’ve voted for candidates in three political parties in my lifetime, and I supported Obama, but it’s very clear even to me the media loved Obama to the point of completely overlooking the failed policies of a Democratic Congress.

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