Polish Lawmaker Slurs Obama: Left's 'Black Messiah ... End Of White Civilization'

12/10/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

WARSAW, Poland — Poland's Foreign Ministry has condemned a conservative lawmaker who called U.S. president-elect Barack Obama the "black messiah of the new left" and said his victory marks the "end of the civilization of the white man."

Artur Gorski is a little-known member of the opposition right-wing Law and Justice party. He made the remark to parliament on Wednesday, a day after Obama's historic victory as America's first African-American president.

The Foreign Ministry condemned the remark in a statement Sunday and said it will urge Parliament's Ethics Committee to review the case.

Ministry spokesman Piotr Paszkowski says he doesn't know what kind of punishment Gorski could face, but said the government wants to emphasize that it regards the remark as unacceptable.