Drudge‘s headline: Trash Talk: Al-Qaida Insults Obama In New Message.
The underlying story, here, explains that:
Al-Qaida’s No. 2 leader used a racial epithet to insult Barack Obama in a message posted Wednesday, describing the president-elect in demeaning terms that imply he does the bidding of whites.
The message appeared chiefly aimed at persuading Muslims and Arabs that Obama does not represent a change in U.S. policies. Ayman al-Zawahri said in the message, which appeared on militant Web sites, that Obama is “the direct opposite of honorable black Americans” like Malcolm X, the 1960s African-American rights leader.
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.
As we’ve known since Mark Fuhrman and the OJ trial, there is no surer sign that someone is irredeemably evil than his use of racial epithets. With that in mind, I wondered whether the nutroots, who always had a sneaking fondness for Al Qaeda (the enemy of my enemy [that would be George Bush] is my friend) might suddenly realize that Al Qaeda is, in fact, evil. This latest Al Qaeda message would be a pathetic excuse for the nutroots finally to recognize the evil of an organization that gleefully and brutally slaughters civilians, but I’ll take it any way I can for the nutroots finally to figure out that Al Qaeda is, in fact, irredeemably evil.
UPDATE: Here I thought I was being original, only to discover that Charles Johnson had the same thought I did!