Obama embraces America’s enemies and calls them friends, and pursues an aggressive policy of appeasement toward Iran, and Zawahiri is still not satisfied. And that’s understandable: in no scenario will he emerge the winner. The Obama Administration appears to be setting up Al-Qaeda to be the fall guy, while a new Era of Peace dawns between the United States and the Vast Majority of Peaceful Muslims. As fanciful as that hope is, it’s small wonder that Zawahiri would be trying to regain some market share.
“Al-Qaeda deputy Zawahiri says Muslims not convinced by Barack Obama,” by Ben Farmer in the Telegraph, April 20 :
Ayman al-Zawahiri, the right-hand man of Osama bin Laden, has said Barack Obama’s policies have failed to change Muslim perceptions of America.
The deputy leader of al-Qaeda accused the US of continuing to kill Muslims around the world according to excerpts said to be from a new video statement.
“The new President Obama did not change anything of the image of America towards Muslims and the oppressed,” Zawahiri said.
Excerpts from the video were released by SITE Intelligence, a US-based firm monitoring terrorist propaganda.
“It is America that is still killing Muslims in Palestine, Iraq, and Afghanistan,” the al-Qaeda’s number two continued in the video that was released on Sunday. “It is America that steals their fortunes, occupies their land, and supports the thieving, corrupt, and traitor rulers in their countries,” Zawahiri said.
“And consequently, the problem is not over. Rather, it is likely to deteriorate and escalate.”
Since his inauguration, President Obama has made determined efforts to rebuild America’s reputation in the Muslim world, after years of hostility bred by the Iraq and Afghan conflicts and perceived support for Israel….
Not, you’ll notice, bred by the attitudes toward non-Muslims inculcated by the Qur’an and Sunnah. Oh, no. It is all our fault, as always.
However the statement from Zawahiri said: “America came to us with a new face, attempting to fool us with it; a face that calls for change, but to change us, so that we give up our faith and our rights, not to change their crimes, aggressions, thefts, and their scandals.”…
*Yes, it’s a Photoshop. Just a little joke. Relax.