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Al Qaida Frontman Calls Obama “House Negro”

November 19. 2008

Obama: Oh no he didn't!

Al Qaida’s second in command, Ayman al-Zawahri, referred to U.S. president-elect Barack Obama as a “house negro” which is a slur from slavery days in America. He also slammed Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice using the same racial epithet. Well, somebody’s in a bad mood.

Obama and Condoleezza Rice

“House negroes” were usually the mixed blacks that were allowed to be in the slave master’s house, as opposed to “field negroes” who had the more arduous task of picking cotton and tending to strenuous farm duties.

Ayman al-Zawahri

The Lord knew what He was doing when He birthed me into the latter part of the 20th century. Oh, I could not have been alive during slavery times. I would have told somebody off or started some uprising. Imagine that! Someone telling me to pick cotton…for free! Forget that! I would have barked, “But I don’t even like cotton that much! I prefer linen! That’s it! The underground railroad is so on!”

Michelle and Barack Obama

My black ancestors in Jamaica, the Maroons, upon realizing they were brought from Africa to be slaves, pitched a fit and went postal on the slavetraders. They fought them until the slavetraders accidentally deliberately died from flying spears and rocks that were forcefully thrown at them or gave up.

Later, in a more civil Jamaica, in the mid 1800s, 1900’s to the present, my black forbearers and relatives intermarried with whites from other countries. So we're all “Kumbaya” now. But back to the terrorist…

Ayman al-Zawahri

Considering some use the slur “Sand ni**ers” to refer to Muslims in the Middle East, it is quite ironic that al-Zawahri would make such a statement about the aforementioned black politicians. It’s amazing, just yesterday I was saying to someone that I do not agree with Malcolm X’s philosophy, as it sowed the seeds of hatred, preferring Martin Luther King jr’s message that blacks and whites, all men are created equal. And another thing, Malcolm X had bright auburn hair with little curls and green eyes. Based on that, he probably would have been a “house negro.”

Al-Qaida No. 2 insults Obama with racial epithet

CAIRO, Egypt (AP) — Al-Qaida's No. 2 leader used a racial epithet to insult Barack Obama in a message posted Wednesday, using a demeaning racial term implying that the president-elect is a black American who does the bidding of whites.

The message appeared chiefly aimed at persuading Muslims and Arabs that Obama does not represent a change in U.S. policies. Ayman al-Zawahri said in the message, which appeared on militant Web sites, that Obama is "the direct opposite of honorable black Americans" like Malcolm X, the 1960s African-American rights leader.

In al-Qaida's first response to Obama's victory, al-Zawahri also called the president-elect — along with secretaries of state Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice — "house negroes."

Speaking in Arabic, al-Zawahri uses the term "abeed al-beit," which literally translates as "house slaves." But al-Qaida supplied English subtitles of his speech that included the translation as "house negroes."

The message also includes old footage of speeches by Malcolm X in which he explains the term, saying black slaves who worked in their white masters' house were more servile than those who worked in the fields. Malcolm X used the term to criticize black leaders he accused of not standing up to whites.


Qaeda's Zawahri urges attacks on "criminal" America

The Egyptian militant also criticized Obama, born to a Muslim Kenyan father, for what he described as turning his back on his Muslim roots.

"The Muslim nation received with extreme bitterness your hypocritical...stance toward Israel," he said. "You were born to a Muslim father, but you chose to stand with the enemies of Muslims."




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