Al Qaida released a new video that insults President-elect Barack Obama along racial as well as political lines.
The terror group's second-ranking leader, Ayman al-Zawahri, said Obama's election has not changed U.S. policies aimed at oppressing Muslims and others. al-Zawahri added that Obama is "the direct opposite of honorable black Americans."
He also uses the term "house negroes" to refer to Obama, along
with former and current secretaries of state Colin Powell and
Condoleezza Rice. Speaking in Arabic, al-Zawahri used a phrase that
literally translates as "house slaves." But al-Qaida supplied
English subtitles that offer the translation as "house negroes."
The message also said Obama's plan to shift troops to
Afghanistan will fail, because Afghans will resist.
The 11-minute video is Al-Qaida's first response to Obama's
victory. Posted on militant Web sites, the al-Qaida message appeared
aimed at convincing Muslims and Arabs that Obama does not represent
a change in U.S. policies.