Al-Qaeda have issued a relatively mild statement, but their supporters think he will be little different to his predeccessors:
Very few online al-Qaeda sympathisers have expressed any optimism that US policies will change under the future President Obama.
“We are not interested in who’s won because they all follow the same strategy which is a war against Islam and Muslims,” says one.
“Muslims in Waziristan, Pakistan and Afghanistan must brace themselves,” says another. “Obama’s dogs will be preparing to fight you even harder soon.”
Maybe so, but at least they’ll be hypo-allergenic.