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  11/19/2008, Cheshvan 21, 5769

Al Qaeda Calls Obama 'House Negro'


Al-Qaeda No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahri derided President-elect Barack Obama in a new message, calling him a "house negro" and implying that he is a black American who does the bidding of whites.

Al-Zawahri says in an audio message, which appeared on terrorist websites Wednesday, that Obama is "the direct opposite of honorable black Americans" like Malcolm X.

The audio plays over still pictures of al-Zawahri, of Malcolm X praying, and of Obama with Jewish leaders.