Senator John McCain failed to receive an al-Qaeda endorsement today. Instead Abu Yahya al-Libi, a militant preacher and recruiter for the terror group issued a blanket condemnation of the Republican party:
Abu Yahya al-Libi said at the end of sermon marking the Muslim feast of Eid al-Fitr, in a video posted on the Internet. source
Prior endorsements by al-Qaeda, notably in the 2004 election, when they supported Sen. John Kerry, have had a deleterious effect, so it may be safe to assume they did not wish to come right out and endorse Sen. Obama.
Abu Yahya al-Libi is no stranger to terrorist propaganda. From October 2006, Rueters article ( now MIA ):
“A man believed to be a top al Qaeda militant who escaped from a U.S. jail near Kabul was shown in a new videotape broadcast on Tuesday exhorting followers in Afghanistan to fight on until they attack the White House.
“Allah will not be pleased until we reach the rooftop of the White House,” Abu Yahya al-Libi was shown telling fighters in the tape aired by the Dubai-based Al-Arabiya television.
The channel said the tape was one-hour long, showing footage of Libi urging fighters to train hard and even to try to acquire nuclear technology.
“You have to get well prepared by starting with exercise, and then you have to learn how to use technology until you are capable of nuclear weapons,” he said.