Thursday, June 4, 2009
An increasingly desperate Osama bin Laden has unveiled a new figure to try to counter Barack Obama's growing popularity - and thus his own increasing marginalization - in the Muslim world, particularly in light of the US president's recent and well-received address to the Muslim world from Cairo, Egypt. The Al-Qaeda leader has introduced "Joe the Terrorist" - a figure designed to re-connect the terrorist organization with the concerns of ordinary Muslims who are increasingly distancing themselves from bin Laden's extremist rhetoric.
"Joe the Terrorist" is set to feature heavily in Al-Qaeda messages in the future and will try to create the impression that Obama as well as moderate Muslims tempted to have a favourable view of America in the post-Bush age are "Infidels" and that Obama will take away their Qur'ans.
Posted by Footstep at 5:02 AM