Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Al-Zawahiri's Message to America, Obama and the World

Prominent Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri created a new video supposedly lashing out at Barack Obama.

Part 1
Part 2

While it is true that he did criticize Obama, the message was much more a criticism of the Bush Administration and our failed efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq.

There were also a lot of positive messages to Obama, the World and the American people. Especially if you read between the lines.

I found the clips he chose from Malcolm X very powerful, and telling, especially this one:

...one thing that I found in all of my travels was that all of the Africans, not only the Africans but the Asians, and the Muslims, look upon us as their long lost brothers...

I'm not advocating this man or his methods. His people have done terrible things to our nation, and we have done terrible things to theirs. I just wanted to point out to anybody who might read this, that his message was nothing like is being depicted by the American media.