Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A-rab, please!

So apparently, al-Zawahri thinks he can talk smack about President-Elect Obama:
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.

On a personal level, al-Zawahri and al-Qaida can kiss my ass. And like Ta-Nehisi Coates, I think he needs to keep Malcolm X's name out of his lying mouth. But the best response that I've heard to this crap came earlier this evening, from my sensei:

"House negro? Yeah: White House."

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