Ayman al-Zawahiri, November 2008

Ayman al-Zawahiri

Message to Barack Obama after his election as president of the United States:

“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. In you and in [former US Secretary of State] Colin Powell, [former US Secretary of State Condoleezza] Rice and your likes, the words of Malcolm X concerning ‘House Negroes’ are confirmed. 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.”“Ayman al-Zawahiri in his own words,” BBC News, June 16, 2011, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/mobile/world-middle-east-13792238.

Ayman al-Zawahiri
November 2008