Al-Qaida No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahri criticized US President-elect Barack Obama in a new message, calling him a demeaning racial term implying that Obama is a black American who does the bidding of whites. Zawahri said in an audio message, which appeared on militant Web sites Wednesday, that Obama is "the direct opposite of honorable black Americans" like Malcolm X. He calls Obama a "house negro." He added that Obama's plan to shift troops to Afghanistan is doomed to failure, because Afghans will resist. This is the first public comment of al-Qaida about Obama's electoral victory. The audio plays over still pictures of Zawahri, Malcolm X praying, and Obama with Jewish leaders.