Iraqi Al-Qaeda Leader: Obama is a "Black Slave and Muslim Renegade"
The self-proclaimed leader of Al-Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, released an audiotape this weekend.
He told his followers that Barack Obama is a black slave and Muslim renegade.
The AP reported:
The man purporting to be Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, the head of the Islamic State of Iraq, issued the usual litany of militant rhetoric against the West in the 40-minute tape that was posted Saturday on militant Web sites.
He criticized Pope Benedict XVI’s recent trip to the Middle East, including Israel, condemned the Pakistani army’s offensive against the Taliban and called President Barack Obama “a black slave and Muslim renegade.”
The speaker also said the Iraqi government’s claim that it had captured him was “a pure lie,” adding the detainee who has confessed to being him was an impostor.
“The primary goal of their lie is to pressure us to physically appear in a visual production,” he said. “It is a stupid trick.”
The audio could not be independently confirmed, but the U.S.-based SITE Intelligence Group that monitors such Web sites said the voice seemed like that of the person previously identified as al-Baghdadi.
Iraqi officials reported last month that they had captured Al-Baghdadi and even released photos of the man they said was the Al-Qaeda terror leader in Iraq.
The Talisman Gate has more on this interesting development.