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."... – from this article
When word gets out that Al-Zawahiri and other Arabs have been dissing Obama, it's going to be taken hard, especially in certain parts of Detroit and Chicago. And when the entire story of Arab racism is made clearer, the effects could be devastating. It is this kind of talk by Al-Zawihiri, that "snap-to-it-boy" attitude, directed at the President of the United States (an attitude that would not have been exhibited toward a white president), that so clearly displays Islam as the vehicle for Arab supremacism that, despite its universalist pretensions, it has always been. That can only be good. Scales can fall from eyes, faster than they otherwise would.
And black Africans, too, can benefit from this. The Christians imperilled in West Africa and in East Africa by the steady Muslim Arab advances will be aroused, and heartened/ They have been victimized by the genocide in southern Sudan for the past 20 years, which is now accompanied by a lesser genocide in Darfur directed at killing, or expelling from their land, black African (i.e., non-Arab) Muslims. They have been victimized by the Muslim Arabs -- those Egyptian pilots -- who strafed helpless Ibo villagers during the Biafra War to keep Nigeria's Christians from breaking free of the Muslims waging Jihad (Col. Ojukwu's word) against them. And god knows they need a sign that the West will not forget them, after the Biafra War, after the slow-motion genocide in southern Sudan, after the encroachments of the Arabs and of Islam even in Uganda, where a handful of Muslims now threaten the Christian authorities.
Al-Zawahiri now offers the opportunity to remind everyone of the scope and duration of the Arab slave trade in Africa, and of the particularly deadly nature of it (see The Insidious Trade). For the main victims were young black boys, seized and castrated in the jungle, and then marched by slave coffle to the sea, to be transported to the slave markets of Islam. Only about 10% survived the trip.
It is not hard to imagine how much good a campaign with the "Lost Boys" of the southern Sudan, or with Nigerian Christians now living in this country telling the truth about Islam, and about the long history of murderous Arab mistreatment of black Africans, could do. Where but among the Arabs does black slavery still exist? Where but among the Muslims does the permanent justification for slavery exist as part of the faith? Hammer, hammer, hammer away.
Some of the stories about, and especially caricatures of, Condoleeza Rice should be republished in the American press as part of an inquiry into the savage racism that is taken for granted all over the Arab world. In fact, I have spoken with some students who came back shaken by some of the things they routinely heard about race, and blacks, when they went to study Arabic in programs in Cairo and other places in the Middle East. This -- along with the very late (and most unwilling) emancipation of (almost entirely) black slaves in Saudi Arabia, under Western pressure, and the continued enslavement of black Africans wherever the Arabs have managed to get away with it -- in the Sudan, and in Mali and Mauritania, and perhaps still in Saudi Arabia today, as well as the horrific treatment meted out to Sudanese refugees in Egypt, should be given attention. If those at the top in the Pentagon and the State Department cannot figure out why this matter should be given attention, then they need to be replaced. If they cannot understand why that would be useful both in the conduct of foreign policy (another weapon in the propaganda war, for slavery is permanently legitimized in Islam, given that the Perfect Man, Muhammad, was a slave-owner) and in domestic policy (helping to make Islam, the vehicle for Arab supremacism, less attractive to one of the main groups targeted for Da'wa, black prisoners), then they give way to others who are cleverer and more systematic in their attempts to check, abroad and here, the appeal of Islam, and thus the power of those engaged in Jihad.