Arabic translator Mohammad bin Mahmoud al-Muhammad al-Omar bin Bamboon Kel Jones translated parts of the journal thus:
Your name rhymes with Obama but there is no way you're anything like the president of Big Satan. Yo, I cried when you died--hey that rhymes too (LOL) but I know that you're in Paradise now, looking down at me as you must be having fun with all those women you earned. BTW, say hi to Allah for me, yo, and let him know I've got something cool planned for what I like to call "Jihad Saturday."
I'm tired as hell living in this crappy country but the benefits are good and it feels like the kuffar are paying me to live there. I miss my Afghanistan. I miss the goats and even some of the women. I miss my wife . . . rocket man.
I was young when you orchestrated the first 9/11 but I saw your work and it really inspired me to finish the job you started. I will go out and kill twice as many infidels as your brave mujahideen killed that sunny Tuesday morning.
Stay sexually satisfied, my friend.
And in a letter to Awlaki he wrote:
Just a brief note to tell you how sorry you got droned by that wannabe Muslim Obama. I also want to thank you for all the great advice you gave on your videos. I know that when I go on my jihad, I'll be killing thousands upon thousands of infidels, and hopefully among them will be many Jews and Christians, those pigs and apes.
I hope you didn't suffer when that drone took you out. I hope you died fast and clean. And I hope your virgins know a lot of tricks, if you get what I mean, yo.
Rahami's father claimed he called the FBI on Ahmad 2 years ago, but he had second thoughts after telling that tale and recanted the story. But a neighbor reported that the father said in 2014 that Ahmad may have been in contact with people overseas collecting explosives.
Fortunately for us, it seems that Ahmad forgot to read the manual or plan properly and his explosives didn't kill anyone.
The journal had been pierced by a bullet hole and included references such as "killing the kuffar," or unbelievers. Islam insists you believe as they believe or they will kill you, suggesting that the religion of peace is not as tolerant as they make out to be.
Michael Moore is currently planning to make a documentary about how Rahami has been treated unfairly with litigation over the restaurant his parents own, and harassment by police who shot him.