Over the past seven years since 9/11 we feared everything from dirty nukes to white powder. Al-Qaeda would periodically rear its ugly head to remind us it was still there and that we were still going to be swiped off the Earth by a vengeful Allah. New attacks have begun. Now Al-Qaeda is hitting us with insults.
Ayman al-Zawahiri, Al-Qaeda’s No. 2 if your keeping track, recently called President Obama “a house Negro“. A barrage of slurs followed. Al-Qaeda has labeled Obama a “hypocrite”, “killer of innocents” and an “enemy to Muslims.” They even blamed President Obama for the recent outbreak of violence in Gaza, even though it began before he took office. Figure that one out. “He kills your brothers and sisters in Gaza mercilessly and without affection,” one Al-Qaeda member said.
This is fear talking, plain and simple. Polls show Muslims throughout the world support Obama. Guantanamo will be closed and President Obama has supported a withdrawal from Iraq. He is denying these terrorists some of their best recruiting tools. It will be kinda hard to say how evil America is when we are showing such a shift in foreign policy. “For al-Qaeda, as a matter of image and tone, George W. Bush had been a near-perfect foil,” said one Georgetown researcher. Obama’s election has shown the world American has change. We are on the righteous path so to speak.
Rita Katz said the messages show “just how much al-Qaeda is intimidated by Obama.” We will win this and it will be a moral victory as well as a strategic one.