In the message, purportedly from Ayman al-Zawahiri, the speaker criticized Obama's foreign policy positions on Afghanistan and Israel and ridiculed the president-elect's worldview.
The speaker also said Obama was the "direct opposite of honorable black Americans" like Malcolm X, the fiery African-American Muslim activist from the 1950s and 1960s.
Ok, now that I have composed myself, I just want to pause here for a moment and point out how silly and self-serving this statement is. The muslim extremists in question do not recognize Malcolm X's Nation of Islam, they consider them heretics. It was only after Malcolm turned away from the Nation did he receive some luke warm reception...but by then Malcolm no longer had any of the anti-America "fiery" rhetoric that al-Zawahiri is eluding to as "honorable". But I digress, back to the mouth piece:
It shows a graphic with the words "The departure of Bush and the arrival of Obama." That graphic also contains a still image of Malcolm X on a Muslim prayer rug in a mosque; images of Obama, wearing a Jewish skullcap, at the Western Wall in Jerusalem; and a picture of al-Zawahiri.It is clear what is intended by this message. The purpose is to snuff out hope, the hope that was born on the day Obama was elected. The whole world sees a chance for change. The whole world sees that America will soon be free of the criminals that ruled her for 8 long years. The world sees that Obama intends to reverse the injustices of Bush and his crime syndicate, and that he has the mandate to do it. This however, is not good news for the terrorists. How will they continue to recruit in great numbers if the "Evil Empire" is no longer evil? How can they whip up anti-American sentiment if America is no longer starting illegal wars and torturing prisoners in secret prisons?
There are also archival videos in the message, including clips of speeches from Malcolm X.
"If you still want to be stubborn about America's failure in Afghanistan, then remember the fate of Bush and Pervez Musharraf, and the fate of the Soviets and British before them," the message said. "And be aware that the dogs of Afghanistan have found the flesh of your soldiers to be delicious, so send thousands after thousands to them."
The message said Obama appears "to be captive to the same criminal American mentality towards the world and towards the Muslims." The speaker cited Muslims' ire toward Obama's support of Israel.
The speaker also said Obama, former and current Secretaries of State Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice, and "your likes" fit Malcolm X's description of "house slaves."
An English translation of the message used the term "house Negroes," Malcolm X's term for blacks who were subservient to whites...
The message also made reference to Obama's Muslim father and his Christian religion.
"You were born to a Muslim father, but you chose to stand in the ranks of the enemies of the Muslims, and pray the prayer of the Jews, although you claim to be Christian, in order to climb the rungs of leadership in America. And so you promised to back Israel, and you threatened to strike the tribal regions in Pakistan, and to send thousands more troops to Afghanistan, in order for the crimes of the American crusade in it to continue," the message said...
The speaker praised Malcolm X for his "fraternity with the Muslims," his condemnation of the West's treatment of oppressed peoples and his backing of resistance movements. iReport.com: Will Obama react?
"That's why it wasn't strange that Malik al-Shabazz (may Allah have mercy on him) was killed, while you have climbed the rungs of the presidency to take over the leadership of the greatest criminal force in the history of mankind and the leadership of the most violent crusade ever against the Muslims," the speaker said.
The speaker was referring to Malcolm X's Muslim name and his assassination in 1965.
The message reiterated the call to fight against Western powers in the Middle East and urged jihadi fighters to be "firm and resolute."
"Your enemy's stagger has begun, so don't stop hitting him," the speaker said.
Obama as president is the terrorists' worst nightmare. So they throw together this goobledeygook about black people and references to house slaves and Malcolm X to throw up against the wall to see if it sticks. Sorry Al Qaeda, it doesn't. Epic fail.