21 November 2008

Citing Malcolm X, Zawahiri rips Obama

DUBAI, Nov 19: Al Qaeda number two Ayman Zawahiri ridiculed US president-elect Barack Obama as a “house negro” and warned him against sending more troops to Afghanistan, in an Internet audiomessage released on Wednesday and reported in the internet edition of Dawn, the Pakistani news organization .

Zawahiri insulted Obama and other black Americans who have held high office in the US administration with the term used by the late Muslim black militant leader Malcolm X for slaves serving their white masters. “It is true about you and people like you ... what Malcolm X said about the house negroes,” he said, naming former secretary of state Colin Powell and the current secretary, Condoleezza Rice.