DUBAI: Calling US President-elect Barack Obama a "house negro", al-Qaida number two Ayman Zawahiri has warned him against sending more troops to
Afghanistan, in an Internet audio message released on Wednesday. ( Watch )
Zawahiri insulted Obama and other black Americans who have held high office in the US administration with the term used by the late black militant leader Malcolm X.
"It is true about you and people like you ... what Malcolm X said about the house negroes," he said, naming former secretary of state Colin Powell and the current secretary, Condoleezza Rice.
An English transcript of the speech purportedly by the al-Qaida number two was provided by Al-Qaeda's media arm As-Sahab.