Friday, November 21, 2008

Al-Qaida responds to Obama's election  

Al-Qaida has a thing or two to say about Barack Obama being elected president.

The video they released included Ayman al-Zawahri, a leader of the terrorist group, using hateful speech to take shots at Obama's race. Al-Zawahri called him "the direct opposite of honorable black Americans" like Malcolm X and used the term "abeed al-beit," which, in the English subtitles they supplied, translates to "house Negro." This is a reference to speeches of Malcolm X, of which footage was included in the Al-Qaida video, where he explains that in the days of slavery, slaves who worked in the house were more docile and obedient of their masters. The term implies an African-American who does not stand up to whites.

Scary stuff. They loathe our country, and I'm terrified to think about what they're planning next. But we need to keep our composure. Becoming terrified is exactly what they want. They want us to lash out. They want us to suspend our civil liberties. We can't.

What next?

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4 comments: to “ Al-Qaida responds to Obama's election

  • November 21, 2008 at 11:24 AM  

    Seriously, would Al-Qaida like ANY elected American president? Hell, they hated Bush and Obama couldn't be more opposite, so there's no pleasing them either way. The problem is that people will use this video of evidence that Obama is the harbinger of doom. And really, the rhetoric used here is exactly the same as how racist Americans talk about Obama.

  • November 24, 2008 at 11:37 PM  

    Uh-oh... they don't like him? Now we can't call Obama a terrorist anymore! Oh lawd what will we do.

  • December 5, 2008 at 2:27 PM  

    It's a sad day when you see a black man running this great nation. I will weep the day George W leaves the ovall office and heads for home. You people make me SICK! Preaching all your liberal crap. WHite men need to run this country and that's just the way it is.....

  • December 5, 2008 at 3:23 PM  

    I don't even know how to respond to such an ignorant comment. Clearly you don't understand U.S. history, or else you would know that African-Americans have done amazing things for this country. It's not even characteristic of liberals to be accepting of blacks - we have reached the point where most conservatives appreciate them as well. You, sir, are in a very tiny minority - an extreme group of racist people who are still stuck in the past. Wake up.