DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The leader of a jihadi group in Iraq argued Friday that the election of Barack Obama as president represented a victory for radical Islamic groups that had battled American forces since the invasion of Iraq.
In his address, Mr. Baghdadi also said that the election of Mr. Obama — and the rejection of the Republican candidate, Senator John McCain — was a victory for his movement, a claim that has already begun to resonate among the radical faithful. In so doing Mr. Baghdadi highlighted the challenge the new president would face as he weighed how to remove troops from Iraq without also giving movements like Al Qaeda a powerful propaganda tool to use for recruiting.“And the other truth that politicians are embarrassed to admit,” Mr. Baghdadi said, “is that their unjust war on the houses of Islam, with its heavy and successive losses and the continuous operations of exhaustion of your power and your economy, were the principal cause of the collapse of the economic giant.”
In other words, Obama’s America like the rest of the Western World before it has no balls to stay the course against a more determined and uncompromising enemy. In the eyes of the Islamists Obama’s victory is their win and shows that US of Wimps has no substance. Americans may have the latest tanks and planes but they have no guts for loss of human life and financial burden. And so the weak enemy prevails…
“Of course there is a shift, because there is a new president who came from an oppressed class, and people who had little opportunity,” Mr. Shehadeh said.
So it is OK for a Muslim to say that all blacks are from opressed class, even though Obama’s mother was white? If so, it surely must be also OK to say that all Muslims are terrorosts.