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Al-Qaida plays the "mammy" of all race cards

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It's amazing how far a well-used slur can travel.

When Al-Qaida's second highest-ranking leader called President-Elect Barack Obama an "abeed al-beit", which translates into a "house slave" or "house negro," you would have thought he was standing on the corner of 47th Street about 40 years ago.

Everybody's talking.

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