On November 24, 2008, I wrote an article in which I talked about how Al-Qaeda insulted Barack Hussein Obama, our newly elected POTUS. Now that Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry are trying so hard to get a nuclear arms deal with Iran as the Supreme Leader of Iran, the Ayatollah Ali Hosseini Khamenei, keeps calling America “The Great Satan,” I thought it was time to revisit what our terrorist enemies thought about our “great leader” then.
The operatives may have changed, but the picture is still the same – Obama is still “facing a jihad.” Some of you may remember how Al-Qaeda called Barack Obama a “House Negro.” Then the debate between so-called “house Negroes” and “field Negroes” began in full force.
Ayman Al-Zawahri, Al-Qaeda’s No. 2 leader insulted Obama on the Internet, saying he was “the direct opposite of honorable black Americans “like Malcolm X, according to The Huffington Post’s November 19th article, Al-Qaida No.2 Calls Obama A “House Negro,” written by Maamoun Youssef and Lee Keath.
They quoted Al-Zawahri as calling Obama “abeed al-beit,” literally translated into “house slaves,” or loosely – “house Negroes.”
They further wrote Al-Zawahri’s message included “old footage of speeches by Malcolm X in which he explains … saying black slaves who worked in their white masters’ house were more servile than those who worked in the fields…(also) using the term to criticize black leaders he accused of not standing up to whites.”
Now mind you, The Huffington Post also quoted Al-Zawahri as saying, “America has put on a new face, but its heart full of hate, mind drowning in greed, and spirit which spreads evil, murder, repression and despotism continue to be the same as always… Be aware that the dogs of Afghanistan have found the flesh of your soldiers to be delicious, so send thousands after thousands to them.”
Al-Zawahri also warned that Obama was “facing a Jihad (holy war) awakening and renaissance which is shaking the pillars of the entire Islamic world; and this is the fact which you and your government and country refuse to recognize and pretend not to see.”
These were almost the same words used by The Ayatollah just recently. One would think that these strong words from a terrorist would illicit strong reactions from our government leaders as veiled threats. But Nooooo! Obama wants a deal too much, he’s making nice with our enemies while throwing our allies, like Israel, under the bus. This would be his legacy.
Anyway, what caused an uproar then were the words “house Negro” because they were used to refer to Obama.
Funny, this terrorist also called former Secretaries of State Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice “house Negroes” as well, but it was only when he referred to Obama that there was a problem.
It was all right to insult Powell, Rice and other prominent black Republicans, including me – but not Obama.
When asked in 2007 about Rice and Powell, Rev. Al Sharpton sarcastically left no doubt that he considered them “house Negroes” and himself a “field Negro,” but then he was insulted that someone would have the unmitigated gall to make such disparaging remarks about Obama, calling them racists during an interview on The O’Reilly Factor.
Hugo Chavez could call President Bush “El Diablo,” but Al-Qaeda couldn’t call President-Elect Obama “house Negro”?
Keith Boykin, editor of The Daily Voice, a CNBC contributor and BET political commentator, wrote in www.thedailyvoice.com “Oh no he didn’t.”
One blogger wrote on www.narbosa.com “…now you insulted Black Jesus, you better be ready to throw down!”
That blog showed why for six years, Obama could do no wrong in the eyes of black folk.
I wrote then how I was sick of this idiotic debate.
A slave was a slave was a slave. And those who proudly call themselves “field Negroes” while they insult those of us they call “house Negroes” need to quit smoking those funny leaves they planted in the field. All it did was burn out their brains. Maybe that’s why they are so eager to have those funny cigarettes made legal now.
While they are getting “high” the same Islamic terrorists who wanted us dead on 9/11, still want us dead. But our POTUS Obama must have smoked so much during college, he thinks making deals with our enemies will make him great.
Greatness, like beauty, is only in the eyes of the beholder. Those who follow Islam will never love America. And Obama ain’t “Black Jesus.”
Barbara Howard is a political consultant, radio host and commentator and motivational speaker. She is Florida State chairwoman for the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and Trade & Travel goodwill ambassador to Kenya. She may be reached at email@example.com