Al-Qaeda Calls Barack Obama a “House Negro”

By Jonathan Adams Nov 19, 2008

Al-Qaeda invokes Malcolm X in a threatening message that calls Barack Obama a "house slave."

In the message, Ayman al-Zawahiri is heard accusing President-elect Barack Obama of betraying his Muslim roots. He also likens him to a "house slave" – who had chosen to align himself with the "enemies" of Islam. Mr Obama has said stamping out al-Qaeda "once and for all" will be a top priority during his administration. On Sunday, he said capturing or killing Osama Bin Laden was "critical" to US security. He has also promised to bolster the US presence in Afghanistan – a policy that would fail, according to the message. The US said the message did not signal any increased threat against America.