Al Qaeda’s “How Ya Doin’” Message To Obama.

11/20/2008 10:32:00 AM

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Exit-of-Bush-and-Arrival-of-Obama_000001 Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, everyone knows by now that al Qaeda released a video tape addressed to Obama.  In the tape, Ayman al-Zawahiri, al Qaeda’s number 2 “man” condemns Obama for his stand on Israel and Afghanistan.  And I chose to not blog about it, at least not at the time, because I had a hunch, and my hunch has been confirmed.

BTW, can anyone translate what the words are in the picture to the right for me?

In the tape Zawahiri can he heard saying, “In you and in Colin Powell, [Condoleezza] Rice and your likes, the words of Malcom X (may have mercy on him) concerning ‘house Negroes’ are confirmed.” […]

Now Malcom X did do a speech in which he addresses the “house negro” and the “field negro” in which Zawahiri is speaking of however, if you listen to the tape, the word “negro” is never said.  And although I know absolutely no Arabic, I was pretty sure there wasn’t a word for Negro in Arabic.

Zawahir uses the term “abeed al-beit",” which literally translates as “house slaves.”  But in the al-Qaida supplied English subtitles of his speech that include the translations as “house negroes.”  And as we all know, using the term slave when speaking of someone who is Negro is verbotten.

So my question is this:  Who chose to be politically correct?  Was the video initially released without subtitles and they were added in by SITE (the organization that monitors such releases), or did someone from al Qaeda decide to be politically correct?

And for more thoughts to ponder.  Will Obama respond to the tape, or rather will he respond to the tape after checking with his zillion advisers since he doesn’t have any experience dealing with terrorists.  Or will he choose to be mum on the matter, in typical Obama fashion, and not respond at all. 

The days of playing president in the bullpen are over, its time to step up to the plate and see what he’s got.

And BTW, instead of listening to the news of selected excerpts from the video, here’s the full video.  I’ve also done a transcription, since things like this disappear after a time.

As a note, the YouTube video is not complete however the transcription is.  The complete video can be found on the Internet Archive however, the reason I did not embed that video is it is for auto play.

ZawahiriIn the Name of Allah, and all Praises is due to Allah, and Prayers and Peace on the Messenger of Allah and on his family, Companions and allies.  Muslim brothers everywhere:  Peace be upon you and the Mercy of Allah and His blessings.  As for what comes after:
Barack Obama has won the presidency of the United States of America, and on this occasion, I would like to send several messages.  First, a message of congratulations to the Muslim Ummah on the American people’s admission of defeat in Iraq.  Although the evidence of America’s defeat in Iraq appeared years ago, Bush and his administration continued to be stubborn and deny the brilliant midday sun.  If Bush has achieved anything, it is in his transfer of America’s disaster and predicament to his successor.  But the American people, by electing Obama, declared its anxiety and apprehension about the future towards which the policy of the likes of Bush is leading it, and so it decided to support someone calling for withdrawal from Iraq. 
The second of these messages is to the new president of the United States.  I tell him:  you have reached the position of president,  and a heavy legacy of failure and crimes awaits you.  A failure in Iraq to which you have admitted, and a failure in Afghanistan to which the commanders of your army have admitted. 
The other thing to which I want to bring your attention is what you’ve announced about how you’re going to reach an understanding with Iran and pull your troops out of Iraq to send them to Afghanistan is a policy which was destined for failure before it was born. 
It appears that you don’t know anything about the Muslim Ummah and its history, and the fate of the traitors who cooperated with the invaders against it, and don’t know anything about the history of Afghanistan and its free and defiant Muslim people.  And 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.  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. 
As fore the crimes of America which await you, it appears that you continue to be captive to the same criminal American mentality towards the world and towards the Muslims.  The Muslim Ummah received with extreme bitterness your hypocritical statements to and stances towards Israel, which confirmed to the Ummah that you have chosen a stance of hostility to Islam and Muslims.  You represent the direct opposite of honorable black Americans like Malika al-Shabazz, or Malcom X (may Allah have mercy on him).  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. 
And last Monday, your aircraft killed 40 Afghan Muslims at a wedding party in Kandahar.  As for Malik al-Shabazz [Malcom X] (may Allah have mercy on him), he was born to a black pastor killed by white bigots, but Allah favored him with guidance to Islam, and so he prided himself on his fraternity with the Muslims, and he condemned the crimes of the Crusader West against the weak and oppressed, and he declared his support for peoples resisting American occupation, and he spoke about the worldwide revolution against the Western power structure.
[In Video, Malcom X Speech]
Malcom X:  New bridges must be built, because in the minds of the majority of our people today, Africa is too far away.  So the only way you and I can point them in that direction, is build new bridges.  We have to have the type of understanding of Africa, and the type of understanding of our people here in order to build a bridge.  A contact.  A line of communication between the two.  And once the lines of communication have been established and our African brothers can stretch forth their hands and reach us.  And we can stretch forth our hands and reach them while there’s nothing this blue eyed man in this country will be able to do to you and me successfully from that day onward.
[End video]
[In Video, Malcom X statement]
Malcom X:  One thing I found in all of my travels is that all of the Africans, not only the Africans but the Asians and the Muslims look upon us as their long lost brothers. 
[End video]
[In Video, Malcom X speech] 
Malcom X:  There’s a world wide revolution going on.  It goes beyond Mississippi.  It goes beyond Alabama.  It goes beyond  Harlem.  What is it revolting against?  The power structure.  The American power structure?  No.  The French power structure?  No.  The English power structure?  No.  Then what power structure?  An International Western power structure.
[End speech]
Zawahiri:  That’s why it wasn’t strange that Malik al-Shabazz [Malcom X] (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.  And in you and in Colin Powell, [Condoleezza] Rice and your likes, the words of Malcom X (may Allah have mercy on him) concerning “House Negroes” are confirmed.
[In Video, Malcom X speech] 
Malcom X:  You have to read the history of slavery to understand this.  There were two kinds of Negroes.  There was that old house Negro and the field Negro.  And the house Negro always looked out for his master.  When the field Negro got too much out of line, he held them back in check.  He put ‘em back on the plantation.  The house Negro could afford to do that because he lived better than the field Negro.  He ate better, he dressed better, and he lived in a better house.  He lived right up next to his master in the attic or the basement.  He ate the same food his master ate and worse his same clothes.  And he could talk just like his master – good diction.  And he loved his master more than his master loved himself.  That’s why he didn’t want his mater hurt.  If the master got stick, he’d say “What’s the matter, boss, we sick?”  When the master’s house caught afire, he’d try and put the fire out.  He didn’t want his master’s house burned.  He never wanted his master’s property threatened.  And he was more defensive of it than the master was.  That was the house Negro.
But then you had some field Negroes, who lived in huts, had nothing to lose.  They wore the worst kind of clothes.  They ate the worst food.  And they caught hell.  They felt the sting of the lash.  They hated their master.  Oh yes, they did.  If the master got sick, they’d pray that the master died.  If the master’d house caught afire, they’d pray for a strong wind to come along.  This was the difference between the two.  And today you still have house Negroes and field Negroes.  I’m a field Negro.
Zawahiri:  You also must appreciate, as you take over the presidency of America during its Crusade against Islam and Muslims, that you are neither facing individuals nor organizations, but are facing a Jihadi awakening and renaissance which is shaking the pillars of the entire Islamic world; and this is the fact which you and your government and country refuse to recognize and pretend not to see. 
As for the third message, it is to the Muslim Ummah.  I tell it:  America, the criminal, trespassing Crusader, continues to be the same as ever, so we must continue to harm it, in order for it to come to its senses, because its criminal, expansionist Crusader project in your lands has only been neutralized by the sacrifices of your sons, the Mujahideen.  This, then, is the path, so stick to it.
As for the fourth message, it is to the lions of Islam, the Mujahideen.  I tell them:  may Allah reward you in the best way for your historic heroics, which have ruined America’s plans and rendered its projects ineffective.  So be firm and resolute.  Your enemy’s stagger has begun, so don’t stop hitting him. 
And I say to my brothers the Mujahideem in Iraq in general and the Islamic State of Iraq in particular, and to its Amir, the towering mountain Abu ‘Umar al-Baghadadi:  your enemy has admitted defeat, and the forthcoming stage is expected to be dominated by conspiracies and betrayals in order to cover the American withdrawal, so you must persevere, for victory is in an hour of perseverance. 
And I tell my brothers, the lions of Islam in Somalia:  rejoice in victory and conquest.  America is gathering its wounds in Iraq, and Ethiopia is looking for a way out, and for this reason, the stage of conspiracies and machinations has begun.  So hold tightly to the truth for which you have given your lives, and don’t put down your weapons before the Majahid state of Islam and Tawheed has been set up in Somalia. 
And I tell all Mujahideen everywhere:  the Hubal of the age has begun to falter and recede, and Allah has granted you success and honored you by making you the most important cause of that, so be resolute on the path of Jihad until you meet your Lord while He is pleased with you. 
And my fifth message is to all the world’s weak and oppressed.  I tell them:  America has put on a new face, but its heart full of hate, mind drowning in greed, and spirit which spreads evil, murder, repression and despotism continue to be the same as always.  And the Mujahideen of Islam, by the grace of Allah, continue to be the spearhead of the resistance against it to restrain it from injustice, aggression and arrogance. 
As for my final message, it is to the American people.  I tell it:  you incurred defeat and losses from the foolish actions of Bush and his gang, and at the same time, Shaykh Usama bin Ladin (may Allah preserve him) sent you a message to withdraw from the lands of the Muslims and refrain from stealing their treasures and interfering in their affairs.  So choose for yourself whatever you like, and bear the consequences of your choice, and as you judge, you will be judged.
And our final prayer is that all praise is due to Allah, Lord of the Worlds, and may Allah send prayers and peace on our Master Muhammad and his family and Companions.
I think there is more to this video, as in the captioning after “bear the consequences of your choice” there is a comma, not a period.
As for Zawahiri’s message to the American people about bin Ladin, too bad bin Landin can’t speak for himself anymore………

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