Posted by: Dark Defender | November 19, 2008

Al-Qaida insults The One

A-Qaida’s Al-Zawahri released a new videoinsulting Obama.  First let me express shock at this, doesn’t Al-Qaida know that He represents Change? Now is the time when the waters stopped rising, when we begin healing the earth etc.  It is quite rude of them to rain on the parade, we knew these guys were bad news before, but doubting The One, well there are limits of decency even terrorists should observe.

What I find more interesting though is how sophisticated their understanding of our racial probems are:

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.

I realize these terms and this narrative are normal to us Americans or probably even to a lesser extent most Europeans.  But for our enemies in another culture, supposedly rubes who live in caves and want nothing more than to go back to the 9th century …this is pretty impressive.  How many of us could competently discuss slavery in an Islamic context? Or show off anything more than a passing familiarity with Muslim attitudes on race? I doubt very many of us.

I think this shows they are learning about us and making a real attempt to understand us and exploit that knowledge.  This isn’t the sort of thing which dictates the flow of events in the world, but I do think it demonstrates that Al-Qaida is still in the fight and trying to adapt.

Zawahahr broadcasting from the law firm I used to work at.  Just kidding, but who picked that backdrop?

Zawahahr broadcasting from the law firm I used to work at. Just kidding, but who picked that backdrop?



  1. All I can say to the Al-Queda is GET OVER IT. We are in the 21st century and they are stuck with their culture way back Before Christ. That is why Barrack is our President because we GOT OVER IT..

  2. Your blatant disrespect for our new Commander in Chief is adding to the problem….

    He is the President Elect…

    Showing your support is vital to the war effort.

    Sound familiar?


  3. and now that some 52% of you “got over it” do you really believe that “he” is going to protect us by assembling a team of former Clinton-ites that failed to realize the threat of these animals during their last turn in the White House? Sad. Very sad

  4. Oh michaelsicurello, dont you understand dissent is the only true form of patriotism? If you agree with the President you are just an ignorant hick.

    Sound familiar?

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