For all the messiah worship and fainting masses who hear the political pontif speak, one major aspect of Obama’s ideas on foreign policy has raised the eyebrows of Muslim Terrorists worldwide that see an Obama victory in November as a symbolic victory of Islamic Jihad against the United States. Obama has more than blamed the United States for 9-11 and has stated it would be his policy to sit down and talk with Jihad regimes like those in Iran and Syria while dismantling the entire war effort.
Obama is seen as the one candidate besides Ron Paul who would immediately end the American military action against Jihadists worldwide, and allow them to recover and regroup from the setbacks American forces have delivered to the global jihad movement.
No wonder Jihad websites are all awash with Obama fever too.
By Aaron Klein
Was Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King on the mark last week when he asserted Islamic terrorists would rejoice if Sen. Barack Obama becomes the next U.S. president?
As a journalist and author who has conducted dozens of on-the-record interviews with Muslim terrorists, including with some of the most notorious Palestinian terror leaders, and who has documented many of those interviews in a recently released, 210-page book, “Schmoozing with Terrorists,” I can answer the above question with a resounding “yes.”
Terrorists worldwide would indeed be emboldened by an Obama election victory not so much because of the senator’s middle name – Hussein – or because of his family background, but because terrorists know many of Obama’s policies would translate into victory for the global jihad movement.
Obama has made clear he favors a swift American withdrawal from Iraq, direct dialogue with Iran – the largest state sponsor of terrorism – and a more “evenhanded” approach toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
What do the terrorists think about these policies? Well, I recently asked them:
Ramadan Adassi, leader of the Al Aqsa Brigades terror group in the West Bank’s Anskar refugee camp, pointed to Obama’s rise to stardom as “an important success. He won popularity in spite of the Zionists and the conservatives.”
Abu Hamed, leader of the Al Aqsa Brigades in the northern Gaza Strip, explained the Democrat candidates’ anti-war positions “prove that important leaders are understanding the situation differently and are understanding the price and the consequences of the American policy in Iraq and in the world.”
Muhammad Saadi, a senior leader of Islamic Jihad in the northern West Bank town of Jenin, said talk of withdrawal from Iraq makes him feel “proud.”
“As Arabs and Muslims we feel proud of this talk,” he told me for my book. “Very proud from the great successes of the Iraqi resistance. This success that brought the big superpower of the world to discuss a possible withdrawal.”
Abu Abdullah, a leader of Hamas’ military wing in the Gaza Strip, was more direct: The policy of withdrawal, he stated, “proves the strategy of the resistance is the right strategy against the occupation.”
What about dialogue with America’s enemies, such as sit-downs with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that Obama has so fervently advocated?
Muhammad Abdel-Al, spokesperson and a senior leader of the Popular Resistance Committees terror group, recently explained to me U.S. willingness to negotiate and initiate dialogue “shows the Islamic resistance is bringing the giant [America] to is knees.”
“It would be a great achievement complemented by more and more dead American soldiers they will carry in coffins to the U.S.,” said Abdel-Al.
These terrorists are not just spewing rhetoric. Obama’s policies will absolutely further their goal of world domination.
A lot of people think terrorism is about pieces of territory, that Iraqi insurgents just want an American retreat from Iraq and Afghanistan, that Hezbollah simply wants a piece of territory it claims belongs to Lebanon, that Hamas is fighting only to destroy Israel. What most people need to understand is that these are only the various Islamic terrorist groups’ short-term goals. The singular overall objective of Islamic terrorism anywhere –and terrorists are boastful about this – is to spread their extremist belief system around the world.
Rep. King also indicated terrorists would rejoice if Obama were elected due to the senator’s ties to Islam and his middle name.
“His middle name is the name of the grandson of Muhammad. It’s used many, many times throughout the Muslim world and it associates itself with the religion and with the heritage and with the struggle and with some of the violence that’s over there as well,” King clarified in a radio interview. “And so it isn’t just one person who was a dictator in Iraq; it’s a thread that goes through the entire Muslim world.”
While many terrorists commented to me they believe one day there will be a Muslim in the White House dictating Shariah Islamic laws, I spoke with more than a few terrorists who were nervous about Obama’s middle name. They explained they believe Obama would try to distance himself from Islam and from anti-Israel policies to prove he is not a Muslim. The terrorists instead focused largely on Obama’s policies.
“The day will come when Islam will enter every house and will spread over the entire world,” Hamas’s Gaza leader and former foreign minister Mahmoud al-Zahar annunced at a rally last year.
Make no mistake about it, terrorists worldwide believe Obama’s policies will bring this day closer.
“I don’t want to disparage anyone because of their race, their ethnicity, their name — whatever their religion their father might have been,” King told KICD radio in Spencer, Iowa on Friday, March 7. “I’ll just say this: When you think about the optics of a Barack Obama potentially getting elected President of the United States — I mean, what does this look like to the rest of the world? What does it look like to the world of Islam?”
Sen. Obama of Illinois is the frontrunner in the Democratic Party’s campaign to elect a nominee to run for president. Despite criticism on blogs and being grilled by TV commentators and reporters, King continues to defend his statements that Obama’s foreign policy — and middle name — would make his election detrimental to U.S. security.
“The fact that he has declared defeat in Iraq and said he would get the troops out immediately — that clearly sends a message,” King told Cybercast News Service. “Who do you think al Qaeda is for? Who are our enemies for? Who are the radical Islamics for? It’s going to be Obama first, Hillary second, because they don’t want to face a United States that’s determined to achieve a victory.”
On the radio last week, King also said of Obama: “If he is elected president, then the, the radical Islamists, the, the al Qaeda, and the radical Islamists and their supporters, will be dancing in the streets in greater numbers than they did on September 11.”
Obama has built a large part of his campaign for the Democratic nomination for president around his vote against the invasion of Iraq. He states on his barackobama.com Web site that “the surge is not working,” and his plans to end the hostilities there are detailed.
“Obama would immediately begin to pull out troops engaged in combat operations at a pace of one or two brigades every month, to be completed by the end of next year,” the Web site states.
The Web site also states, however, that some troops would be kept in Iraq. It reads: “(Obama) will keep some troops in Iraq to protect our embassy and diplomats; if al-Qaeda attempts to build a base within Iraq, he will keep troops in Iraq or elsewhere in the region to carry out targeted strikes on al-Qaeda.”
King said a president with the middle name ‘Hussein’ would send a message.
“With regard to his middle name, it shouldn’t matter here in the United States if you are running for president,” King told Cybercast News Service. “One of the reasons it shouldn’t is because we change our religion; the religion of our father is not necessarily our religion by the time we go through adulthood.”
“In the Muslim world, it’s different,” he said. “The religion you’re born with is the religion you’ll die with, up to and above the 99 percentile.”
According to one expert, however, Obama is just one of many famous Americans whose names have Semitic roots.
“I want to say something about Barack Hussein Obama’s name,” Juan R. I. Cole — the Richard P. Mitchell Distinguished University Professor of History at the University of Michigan, who has written extensively about Egypt, Iran, Iraq, and South Asia — stated in an essay on his Web site. “It is a heroic name, as heroic and American in its own way as the name of Gen. Omar Nelson Bradley or the name of Benjamin Franklin” — both names being derived from Semitic languages, said Cole.
Cole further said that 14 of the 43 U.S. presidents have names with Semitic roots, including Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and Abraham Lincoln.
Rep. King said Obama’s name, however, might not be as big an issue if his foreign policy sent the right message to America’s enemies.
“(His name) wouldn’t matter as much if he was determined to win the war, but he’s been determined to declare defeat,” King said. “If the commander-in-chief , the leader of the free world and the only superpower in the world, if he declares defeat, you’d have to be a moron to think the enemy aren’t going to declare victory.”
“When they do, are they going to celebrate? The answer is yes,” said King. “They celebrated Sept. 11 and they’ll celebrate in greater numbers if he’s elected president.”