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hen Barack Hussein Obama broke onto the national political scene in 2006, the Harvard law graduate and civil rights community activist took great pains to conceal his Muslim roots believing the American people, who are at war with Muslim extremists, would never put a Muslim in the White House. Obama concealed his Muslim roots when he ran for the US Senate. In fact, he even concealed his Islamic background from the voters of Illinois when he ran for the State Senate in 1996. The civil rights activist was convinced that not even the liberal Democrats in Illinois would elect a Muslim to the State senate.
It was not until ultraliberal Minnesota elected another "civil rights activist," Keith Ellison, a convert to Islam to Congress, that Muslims in the United States realized that Americans are not biased against native born Muslims even though we are fighting Muslim extremists in Iraq and Afghanistan. Of course, not even that justified Obama's admitting that he was born into a Muslim family and that, for at least his first 10 years of life, he was raised as a Muslim and attended a Wahabbi school in Indonesia.
Unlike Obama who was born into Islam, Ellison was a Nation of Islam convert. He is a follower of Louis Farrakhan. Farrakhan and his followers are biased against Jews and Christian whites. Ellison, who has been accused by Jewish organizations in Minnesota as being a racist, tried to get a Republican state legislator, Rich Stanek, recalled in 2004, claiming he had made a racist remark a decade or so earlier. Ellison called for a separate nation for African American. Interestingly, the whites of Minnesota88% of the State's populationstill elected him the US House of Representatives.
From their private rhetoric and their willing association with racists like Jeremiah Wright, Barack Obama and his wife Michelle can both be viewed as anti-white and anti-Semitic. Michelle Obama, who reportedly is not known by Chicagoans as a nice person, spoke in a campaign speech for her husband at Trinity United Church of Christ on May 5, 2008 in which she went on a diatribe against "whitey"a term she used several times to describe America's "rich white middle class." She did not realize she was being recorded until her words made the Rush Limbaugh Show. Limbaugh noted that Michelle Obama's speech was videotaped by the church. But,Obama's damage control moved swiftly after the first rumors of his wife's "whitey remarks" hit the airwaves. The video of Michelle Obama's anti-white speechwhich would have been good for private fundraisingwas destroyed. When the Obama Campaign was queried by the media about the video of his wife's May 5 Trinity speech, the campaign confidently assured the media "...no such tape exists." Obama's website, http://www.fightthesmears.com, said "...Michelle Obama has not spoken from the pulpit at Trinity and has not used that word." And, of course, Barack Hussein Obama is not, and never was, a Muslim. In Audacity of Hope, the man who wants to lead America, says: "I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction." This is the same man who claims he is prepared to take an oath to protect and defend the United States of America against all enemies, foreign or domestic. Since the growing threat to the world comes from the militant Islamic world, how can America trust, as its leader, a man who has pledged to stand with the Muslims against the United States should the political winds turn "in an ugly direction?"
On Tuesday, February 19 when her husband starting winning primaries, Michelle Obama said: "Let me tell you something. For the first time in my adult lifetime, I'm really proud of my country." Which, by her own words, means Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama didn't think much of her country before that day. In fact, Michelle's somewhat racist view of America had not changed since her Princeton undergraduate years. In her senior thesis, Princeton Educated Blacks & The Black Community, Michelle Robinson observed that her white professors and white classmates always saw her as "Black first, student second." She wrote: "My experience at Princeton made me far more aware of my blackness than ever before. I have found that at Princeton no matter now liberal and open-minded some of my white professors and classmates try to be toward me, I sometimes feel like a visitor on campus as if I really don't belong..." Michelle Robinson's problem was not that her white instructors and classmates treated her different because she was black. They treated her different because she was poor. She was an affirmative action student at Princeton. Her education was paid for by the white taxpayers for whom she felt a lifetime of contempt. The uncomfortable uneasiness she felt around her peers at Princeton was due to the societal gap between the elites and the poor kid from Chicago. But to Robinson, it was always about skin color, not breeding.
Michelle Obama became her husband's attack dog early on in the campaign, hurling barbs and insults not only at Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton like a professional mud wrestler, but at Republican rival John McCain as well. Yet, the moment the mediaand her opponents on both sides of the aislecommented on her "whitey" remark or that she was proud of America for the first time when her husband won his first primary, Obama was quick top denounce those who denounced his wife, demanding that everyone "...lay off my wife" even as she was "slicing and dicing" her husband's rivals.
Sadly, the wife of the man who wants to be president of the greatest nation on Earth believes that nothing this nation has done since she was born has made her proud to be an American. She and her husband are perfectly matched. In his "Iowa moment" when videos and cell phone cameras caught the Illinois senator disrespecting the national anthem by refusing to place his hand over his heart as required by USC, Title 36, Chapter 10, Sec. 171. Obama also refused to wear an American flag lapel pinor, for that matter, does not allow his staffers to wear them. Spectators using video cameras and cell phone snapshots caught Obama on the political stage during a fund raiser for Sen. Tom Harkin in Iowa.
On stage with Obama were then presidential candidates Bill Richardson and Hillary Clinton. Obama shows his lack of respect to this nation during the singing of the National Anthem. Angered that the photo was released (and because the reporter erroneously stated the photo was taken during the Pledge of Allegiance rather than the singing of the national anthem), Obama said: "This is the classic dirty trick. This was not the Pledge of Allegiance. The woman was singing the Star Spangled Banner."
As a sign of respect to their nationand because its lawAmericans place their hand over their heart when the national anthem is played as well as when they recite the Pledge. In his case, Obama said "...I was taught by my grandfather that you put your hands over your heart during the Pledge of Allegiance. The Star Spangled Banner, you sing." Only, when you look at the photo, its very clear that neither Obama nor the others on stage are singing. Obama was corect, they were playing the national anthem. You would think a US Senator who helps make the laws would know this was a law even if it was distasteful to him. if he can't respect the laws of this country he shouldn't expect to be the caretaker of them.
All the time he was around either his father or stepfather, Obama was either in Hawaii or Indonesia. Thus, neither his paternal grandfather nor the father of his stepfather would have tutored him on placing his hand over his heart during the US Pledge of Allegiance, nor the singing the Star Spangled Banner. Logic suggests that Indonesian homes don't recite the Pledge or sing the US national anthem. And while Hawaii had been a State for over two years before Obama was born, logic also suggests that an atheist mother and an Islamic father probably wouldn't teach him to recite the Pledge of Allegiance or sing the Star Spangled Banner either.
In his teen years Obama moved back to Honolulu where he lived with his maternal grandparents. In his rebuttal, you will recall, Obama claimed his grandfather had taught him to place his hand over his heart during the Pledge, and to sing the national anthem. History has a problem with that on both sides of the family. Like his mother who was an atheist, so were her parents. Obama's grandmother, he said in interviews, "...was too rational and too stubborn to accept anything she couldn't see, feel, touch or count." His maternal grandfather was also an atheist who "...had an innate rebelliousness and a complete inability to discipline his appetites...who...experimented with marijuana and cocaine." An atheist is not going to teach his grandson to respect the Pledge of Allegiance which pays homage to God.
He excused his lack of American patriotism by saying: "As I've said about the flag pin, I don't want to be perceived as taking sides. There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression. And the anthem itself conveys a warlike message. You know, the bombs bursting in air and all. It should be swapped for something less parochial and less bellicose. I like the song, I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing. If that were our anthem, then I might..." be okay with...what? He doesn't want to be perceived as taking sides? When you are the leader of the free world, you have already taken sides! If you lack the guts to protect thenation's flag, you certainly don't have the spine to protect the nation. In point of fact, when you opt to sit on the fence and not defend your Americanism, you have also already taken sides. Only, you're on the wrong side. Obama's conduct and his statement are indefensible for anyone asking the American people to make him the caretaker of the Constitution of the United States. And, as volatile as the world is at this time, the United States cannot afford to put a man in the White House who is philosophically on the wrong side of the stars and stripes or national anthem debate..
When he announced his run for the White House, Obama had a triple hurdle to jump. First, the newly-elected US Senator completely lacked even the rudimentary experience needed to sit in the Oval Office. Second, Obama still carries the stigma of his early years as a Muslimwhich he chose to deny as he tried to erase all traces of his Islamic roots. And, third, he also had to erase the anti-white bigotry of his close friend, former spiritual adviser and former pastor, Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr.
Wright,who resigned, was the pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ when the Obamas attended church there. Hiding behind the cloak of Christianity would have served Obama well when his Muslim roots were first discovered and questioned. Explaining Jeremiah Wright's brand of bigoted Christianity, however, would be much harder to explain than his Muslim youth, and much more difficult for voters to understand.
When your country is at war with Islamic extremists, being a Muslim is not the best route to the White House. Nor is belonging to a bigoted church with an outspoken racist pastor. Had Obama not denied his Muslim roots, he could have used being educated in an Islamic school to his advantage. Obama could have claimed, rightly so, that he was the only candidate running for President who actually understood how our Muslim adversaries think. However, since he spent the last year denying he ever was a Muslim, and insisting that he never attended a madrassa, he would be hard-pressed today to use that experience to his advantage. As a result, Barack Obama remains the least-experienced person to ever run for President on a major party ticket in the history of the United States. Only someone so completely wet behind the ears, or so completely devoid of a sense of nationalism and feeling a subservient need to kowtow to the international community in search of approval for his candidacy, would say: "We cannot drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want, and keep our homes on 72° at all times...and then just expect that the other countries are going to say, 'okay.'" Excuse me? We've been feeding and financing the rest of the world for a hundred years. Yet, the watermelons expect us to not only continue for a hundred more, they also expect us to sacrifice those few luxuries what's left of our discretionary incomes will let us buy so those in the third world who do not have what we have won't get upset because we haven't given them enough.
In the realm of national defense, Barack Hussein Obama's 18 months as a junior senator do not afford him bragging rights to international experience compared to John Sidney McCain's 24 years in the House and Senate during which time he served as Committee Chairmen and/or ranking member of several key committees. Obama's claims to 20 years of political experience is as much a sham as Hillary Clinton's claim of 35 years. Where did Obama's 20 years come from? He added the 10 to 12 years he worked as a community activist in Chicago's slums to the 10 years he spent as an elected official in State and national politics. But, those who are counting should not ignore that of the time he spent in "elected politics," only 18 months of that time was in national politics, and during that entire 18 month period, Obama did not play a major role in any committee he served on, nor has he ever been called upon to make any major decision affecting the American people. The man is not remotely qualified to lead the free world. I guess that's why one of his best campaign slogans to date has been: "My friends, we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world. I hope you'll join with me as we try to change it."
With respect to his former church, Obama told the media his reason for shielding his pastor was because "...he respected Dr. Wright's work for the poor and his fight against injustice." In reality Dr. Wright's work appeared to be to centered on denouncing the United States as a white racist nation. That's not good press for an African American candidate who needs to win a majority of the white vote to win the office of President. Obama's belonging to Trinity United Church of Christ was akin to a white candidate for president belonging to the Ku Klux Klan. Racism is racism whether it's practiced by a white bigot or a black one. Bigotry is not a stigma reserved for one race. To show the American public he had broken with Trinity, Obama and his family attended service at the Apostolic Church of God on Father's Day. This church appears to have been selected because it was near Obama's Kenwood home in South Chicago. Apparently the differences in the theology of the Apostolic faith and the Trinitarian teachings of the United Church of Christ were not problematic to the Obamas since their visit to the Apostolic Church of God was most likely only a "photo op" church outing. Like most politicians who attend church only because Christian America attends church, it's not likely the Obamas were planning to join that congregation as converts to the apostolic faith.
Given his "druthers," the oratory from the pulpit of new pastor of of Trinity United Church of Christ, the Rev. Otis Moss who is viewed by the congregation of Trinity as "Jeremiah Wright-light" would be more to the liking of Barack and Michelle Obama. Wright's churchnow Moss'is an advocate of black liberation theology. The cornerstone of this philosophy is found in the book, Black Theology and Black Power, written by black militant James Cone, now a professor in New York. Cone teaches that Jesus was black, that the Promised Land was not Israel but Africa, and that the "true chosen" are African blacks. Cone's work can be called the second Bible at Trinity United Church of Christ. Before leaving Trinity, Wright was asked about Cone's philosophy. Wright answered: "I do not in any way disagree with James Cone."
It would not only have been natural, but fitting and logical, for Barack Obamawhen he decided to run for the Oval Officeto make the announcement from the pulpit of his home church, the 8,500 member Trinity United Church of Christ . If Trinity had been a normal Christian church preaching love from the pulpit, it would have served Obama well to associate himself with Christianity when he mad his announcement since he had to know that one of the first battles he would be forced to fight would be the "rumors" that he was a Muslim and that, as a child, he attended an Islamic madrassa (the Wahabbi school in Indonesia). Or, that he would have to dispute a ton of erroneous emails saying that when he was sworn in as a US Senator he insisted on being sworn with the Qu'ran and not the Holy Bible. In point of fact, the Muslim who insisted on being sworn in with the Qu'ran was Congressman Keith Ellison [D-MN] , the Nation of Islam convert who was also elected to the 110th Congress in 2006.
Obama, who professes to be a Christian, took his oath of office on the Holy Bible. He remains so concerned about being perceived as a Muslim that at an Obama rally in Detroit on June 16, 2008, organizers for the Democrats' presumptive nominee refused to let two Muslim women, Hebba Aref and Shimaa Abdelfadeel, sit behind Obama where the TV cameras could see them because they were wearing Islamic head scarfs. The women were told they could not sit where they would be seen by the TV cameras because of "...a sensitive political climate in this country. (I guess Obama doesn't just discriminate against Christians and patriotic Americans. He even discriminates against Muslims. Does that mean he's an equal opportunity discriminator?
Obama would later state he did not make his announcement that he was seeking the office of President from the pulpit of Trinity United Church of Christ in order to shield his pastor from the spotlight of the media. As the nation now knows, Dr. Wright has never shunned positive publicity. In fact, he doesn't seem to mind negative media publicity, either. It was obvious to the mediain particular the New York Times which noted in an April 20, 2007 articlethat Obama was very trying hard to distance himself from the blatant racism of Jeremiah Wright. It was supposed that, for that reason, Obama announced his candidacy on the steps of the old State Capitol in Springfield, Illinoiswhere Abraham Lincoln announced his candidacyon Feb. 10, 2007.
Obama saw himself as an archetype of Lincoln who will "free his people from the tyranny of the oppressor." What people are those? The inner city people of color whom Dr. Wright believes are part of the Black Value System? Or does Obama see himself as the man who will free the Muslim world from the Great Satan since his first action, he says, as President of the United States will be to pull all Americans troops out of the Middle East? Remember his words in Audacity of Hope: "I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction." or, his words in Dreams of My Father: "It remained necessary to prove which you were on, show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names...it was into my father's image, the black man, son of Africa, that I'd packed all of the attributes I sought in myself; the attributes of Martin and Malcom, DuBois and Mandela." The voters need to figure out precisely who Barack Obama's constituents really are because when you add 2 + 2 + Obama, it doesn't come out four.
When Obama's early history and Islamic upbringing was first reported, Obama's website posted a statement dated Nov. 12, 2007 with the headline: "Barack Obama is Not and Has Never Been a Muslim." The statement reiterated that Obama was not a Muslim, was not raised as a Muslim, and is a committed Christian. It's time to peel back the layers of hypocrisy and look at Obama's family, beginning with his atheist mother, Stanley Ann Dunham. As Obama began his quest for votes in both the white and black worlds, he also tried to erase his racially-mixed bloodline because, as he said in Dreams Of My Father, "I ceased to advertise my mother's race...when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites." His white grandmother, Obama also said, "...was a typical white person. If she sees [a black person] that she doesn't know, there's a reaction that's been bred in our experience...that's the nature of race in our society."
Obama's mother, Stanley Ann Dunham was born on Nov. 29, 1942 in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Her father, Stanley Armour Dunham, gave her his name. Her mother was Madelyn (Payne) Dunham. The family moved to Hawaii shortly after Stanley Ann's graduation from high school in Mercer island, Washington. Dunham's parents were actually Hawaiian citizens who migrated to the United States after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. Had Obama been born two years earlier, or Hawaii's statehood postponed for two years, Barack Obama would likely have been challenged by Hillary Clinton when he decided to run for President of the United States since the Constitution mandates that those running for the highest office in the land must be natural born citizens. The Founding Fathers did this deliberately to make absolutely certain that anyone running for President of the United States would owe their allegiance wholly and completely to the United States. As previously notedand important to reiterate againin his book, Audacity of Hope, Obama made it amply clear that his "patriotic" loyalty lies with the Muslim world when he said: "I will stand with the Muslims should the political wind shift in an ugly direction."
Stanley Ann's patriotism was about as deep as her son's. While in high school, in the opening years of the Cold War, Dunham drifted to the radical leftist. Her mother described Stanley Ann as an "Adlai Stevenson liberal." In point of fact, she was a communist. Mercer island High School was the subject of an investigation by the House Un-American Activities Subcommittee when it was learned that the Communist Party, USA had infiltrated the school and several members of the faculty were Marxists. Two of Dunham's teachers, Jim Wichterman and Val Foubert, were active Marxists who brainwashed many of the students from Mercer Island High School before they were "outed." Stanley Ann Dunham was one of those converts. She was an ardent atheist who would debate atheism with anyone who wanted to challenge her views. Her best friend in high school, Maxine Box, said Dunham knew everything about atheism and would argue the point with anyone because she was "...always challenging and arguing and comparing."
From high school on, Dunham was attracted only to African American males and, according to one of her high school friends, Susan Blake, she never dated white boys. Once in Hawaii, Dunham enrolled in the University of Hawaii at Manoa where she studied cultural anthropology. At age 18 she met graduate student Barack Obama, from Kenya, in her Russian language class. They married on Feb. 2, 1961 in Maui. Six months later, on Aug. 4, 1961, their son, Barack Obama, Jr., was born. Obama, Sr. left his wife and son, first to return to Kenya, and from there, to go to Boston to study at Harvard. The senior Obama received his Masters in Economic degree from Harvard in 1963 and returned to Kenya where his family's connections netted him a position in the Kenyan government. Two years later, when Obama, Jr. was 5, Stanley-Ann met and married Lolo Soetoro, the Wahabbi Muslim who would become the greater influence in Barack's life. Soetoro was an Indonesian Muslim who was an executive for an oil company. In 1967 the family moved to Jakarta, Indonesia where Ann Dunham-Obama-Soetoro found a job teaching Indonesian staffers at the American embassy English. Dunham divorced Soetoro in the late 1970s. Obama, Sr. was killed in an car accident in 1982.
(Author's Note: the photo, above left, of Obama and his mother figures prominently in one of Obama's latest 60-second campaign ads. In it, Obama attempts to suggest he possessed a natural, homegrown patriotism when he says: "I was raised by a single mom and my grandparents. We didn't have much money, but they taught me values straight from the Kansas heartland where they grew up...Love of country. Working hard without making excuses. Treating your neighbor as you'd like to be treated. It's what guided me as I worked my way uptaking jobs and loans to make it through college..." Except that Obama, like his wife, used affirmative action loans and grants to get through two of the nation's premiere universities. He graduated from Harvard at the expense of the taxpayers. She graduated from Princeton at the expense of the taxpayers. Then, using memories of the Clinton-era legislation ending welfare and moving the generational welfare recipients to workfare, Obama said: "That's why I passed laws moving people from welfare to work." Obama wrote a piece of "welfare to work" legislation in 1997in the Illinois State Senate. But, it did not pass. Like most things Obama has done since his abrupt arrival on the national scene, its all smoke and mirrors. Once again, Obama wants to be seen as something he's nota patriotic American.
On Dec. 22, 2007 at the Smoky Row Coffee Shop in Oskaloosa, Iowa, the locals asked Democratic primary candidate Obama about his Muslim roots. He said: "My father was from Kenya. A lot of people in his village were Muslim. He didn't practice Islam. Truth is, he wasn't very religious." That was a lie. Obama's father and stepfather were devout Islamics. Both faithfully practiced their religion. His stepfather, who had a much greater impact on Obama's upbringing, was a radical Wahabbi Muslim. "My mother" he added, "was a Christian from Kansas." That was also a lie. Obama's mother, his material grandmother and grandfather were all atheists. In fact, Obama's "resume" is replete with lies. But then, I guess, politicians believe they are supposed to lie. Obama has claimed in political speeches that his father, Barack Obama, Sr. was a goat herder. That was a lie. His father's family was well-connected politically in Kenya. His family, which is still connected with the ruling elite in Kenya, sent Obama's father to the United States to attend Harvard. When he returned to Kenya he immediately went to work in the government as an economist. In speaking before a Christian audience, Obama said: "My grandmother has always been a Christian." That was a lie whichever grandmother he was talking about. His paternal grandmother, Sarah Hussein Obamalike all of Obama's siblingswas, and still is, a lifelong Muslim. His maternal grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, was an atheist. She attended a secular church when they lived in Believe, Washington before returning to Hawaii in 1960 only because that's where the local communists met..
Stanley Armour and Madelyn Dunham were reportedly born into Baptist and Methodist families but neither of them had the "born again" experience. Stanley was the Baptist. Madelyn's parents were stern, by-the-book Methodists who didn't believe in drinking, playing cards or dancing. Nor did they believe in Stanley Armour Dunham. Madelyn secretly married Stanley during prom week in 1940, and kept the marriage a secret until after she graduated from high school.
Both of his grandparents remained secular humanists through their lives. Nevertheless, on his resume, Barack Obama, Jr. continued to insist that he was raised as a practicing Christian solely to conceal his Muslim upbringing. The only church his maternal grandparents ever claimed membership in was the Marxist Unitarian Church in Bellevue, Washington before they returned to Hawaii. Their ties to that church were political, not theological. As you can see, Barack Obama, Jr.'s philosophical underpinnings were as a Marxist Muslim. And as you listen his political rhetoric, he has never wavered from the philosophical brainwashing of his youth.
"They married and then divorced. I was raised by my mother. So, I've always been a Christian. The only connection I've had to Islam is that my grandfather on my father's side came from that country. But I've never practiced Islam...For a while I lived in Indonesia because my mother was teaching there. And that's a Muslim country. And I went to schoolbut I didn't practice Islam." When Obama's mother moved to Indonesia after her second Muslim marriageshe enrolled her son in Francis Assisis Catholic School. While he would attempt to use that fact to support his view that he was raised a Christian, he was enrolled as a Muslim because he was a Muslim. The enrollment form required each student to choose one of five state-sanctioned religions when enrolling: Buddhist, Catholic, Hindu, Muslim, or Protestant. Had he been a lifelong Christian, or even a recent convert, heor his motherwould have circled Protestant.
When confronted with this information, Obama said he couldn't understand how such an error could have happened. Los Angeles Times reporter Paul Watson, who dug into Obama's allegation of error, said "...his former Roman Catholic and Muslim teachers, along with two people who were identified by Obama's grade school teacher as childhood friends, says Obama was registered by his family as a Muslim at both schools he attended. The registration meant that during the third and fourth grades, Obama learned about Islam for two hours each week in religion classes. The childhood friends say Obama sometimes went to Friday prayers at the local mosque.." (Something else Obama claims he never did.) "...Obama's only sister, Maya Soetoro, said in a statement released by the campaign that the family attended the mosque only 'for big communal events' not every Friday." (The familyi.e, all members of the family including Obama's atheist mother.)
Barack Obama, who belonged to a church that taught the Muslims of the world were wronged by both Israel and the United States (even after Wright stepped down from the pulpit and retired), cannot afford to be labeled as a "Muslim" by voters who expect the United States to win the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan where their sons and daughters are being killed by Muslims anymore than he can afford to be labeled a "racist" by those who understand the theology of Dr. Jeremiah Wright's Christian church. Obama's new pastoruntil he finally resigned from the churchthe Rev. Otis Moss III. preached from the same racist pages as his predecessor. In his sermons, the Black race is as much a victim of white racism as they were in Wright's sermons. And Moss was just as anti-American as Wright. All the Trinity United Church of Christ did was place a new "dust cover" on Jeremiah Wright's playbook until Wright, angered that his protégé turned on him and caused his premature departure from Trinity, attempted to upend Obama's chance to snag the nomination. In the end, the leaders of the Democratic Party who did not want Hillary Clinton as the party's nominee, threw their support, and delegates, to Obama.
Erasing his white heritage was important in the black community to presidential candidate Barack Obama because if he could not carry the black vote he had absolutely no chance of grabbing the nomination. Although they voted for him because black leaders demanded it, a large part of the black community still views Obama as a mulatto. To them, Obama is neither black nor white. Many view him as a liberal Uncle Tom, playing black when it suits his needs, and talking about his socialist white mama and grandpa when he needs to kowtow to whitey.
Barack Obama's half brother, Malik Obama, blew tie whistle on the myth that Barack Obama is not, nor ever was, a Muslim in an interview with the Jerusalem Post. Malik Obama said if elected, his brother would be good for the Jewish people despite his Muslim background. Unlike his five brothers and one sister who live either in the United States or England, Malik never left Kenya. Malik, holding a photograph taken with his brother Barack in 1985 (left), met his American brother for the first time during that encounter. The male siblings are related to Barack. Jr. through his father, not his white mother. Two of them were born between Barack Obama, Sr. and his his second wife, Akuma before the senior Obama went to Hawaii and met Dunham. The other two were born after he returned to Kenya. While Dunham divorced Obama, Obama never divorced Akuma (which means Obama, Sr. was a bigamist when he married Dunham. (Author's note: with five brothers and one sister, I wonder why the media has chosen not to interview Obama's siblings?)
Jim Wallis, a Christian antipoverty community activist and a friend of Obama's said Obama comes from a very secular family. His faith, Wallis said, is a personal and adult choice. His maternal grandparents, who were atheists, had previously been Baptist and Methodist. His mother's tutelage leaned towards Islam only because her new husband was a practicing Muslimand he demanded it. She was not, however, the docile Muslim housewife most Muslim men expected. Obama's half-sister Maya admitted that her "...whole family was Muslim, and most of the people I knew were Muslim." Because religion of any type rubbed his mother the wrong way, when he was 10, Obama's mother sent her son back to Hawaii to live with her parents. By saying that her whole family was Muslim, Maya was confirming that her stepbrother, Barack, was also a Muslim.
In 2005 Obama met his paternal step-grandmother (whom he calls his grandmother). Sarah Hussein Obama, 85, who lives in Kenya. She told the New York Times that she is "...a strong believer of Islamic faith," adding that she still rises at 5 a.m. to pray for an hour before tending to her crops and the three orphans she has taken in.
In August, 2006 US Senator Barack Obama [D-IL] made a special trip to visit a cousin in Kenya. The cousin's name was Raila Amolo Odinga. He is the head of the National Muslim Leaders Forum [NAMLEF] in Kenya. The political party he heads is called the Orange Democratic Movement [ODM]although there is definitely nothing democratic about NAMLEF. The ODM is dedicated to overthrowing the legitimate democratic government of Kenya. Odinga is not really concerned how he achieves his objective. It matters little to him if he assumes power through a free election or by revolution. But, by hook or crook, he is determined to become the president of Kenya. If he succeeds, he will be president for life and Kenya will become another Afghanistan.
When the US Senator visited Kenya to meet with Odinga in Nairobi, the Kenyan government officially denounced the visit. And, most specifically, they denounced Obama. According to a Kenyan government spokesman, Obama's bias for his cousin was so blatant that the government found it necessary to complain that Obama appeared to be Odinga's stooge. Not only did Obama campaign for his Islamic friend, he convinced former Clinton adviser Dick Morris to become Odinga's campaign adviser. Obama contributed close to a million dollars to Odinga's campaign.
Odinga bothers the US State Department for a couple of reasons. First, after losing the democratic election on December 27, Raila Odinga cut a deal for support from Vladimir Putin and the former Soviet Union. Odinga knows he has to overthrow the government to gain power. When he lost the election, he protested that the vote was rigged to keep him from claiming an election he won. He incited tribal followers to go on a murderous rampage in towns that were primarily Christian. Throughout Kenya, hundreds of people were murdered in what the African bloggers reported appeared like "ethnic cleansing." . What shocked the west is that the Kenyan mediaand the political power brokers within the countryout of fear of Odinga, appear to suggest that perhaps the election should be held over to stop the violence and the potential for long term Muslim terrorism. Reuters, CNN and BBC reported on the violence, stating that "...the violence..." which escalated rapidly "...has taken a very ugly turn toward ethnic cleansing and mob rule., especially in the Rift Valley region."
In a wave of violence aimed at protesting what they call the illegal election of newly-elected Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki, a group of Christian women and childrensome entire familiesbarricaded themselves in a church in Eldoret, Kenya. Muslim mobs, inflamed by Odinga, torched the church and burned to death everyone inside. This is the man Obama campaigned for in Kenya, and sang the praises of. This is also the man who claims that Barack Obama was his cousin. Odinga pledged, in a signed oath, that Christianity would be outlawed in Kenyaor at least, greatly restricted. There would a complete ban on the public consumption of alcoholic beverages and a ban on western-style dress for women since this type of garb is considered immoral and an offense to the Muslim faith. Raila Odinga, it seems, would impose the same type of Shariah law that was imposed on Afghanistan by the Taliban. Odinga would degree that no Muslim living in Kenyawhether a citizen, visitor or relative of a citizen of Kenya (such as Obama, whose grandmother is a citizen of Kenya)shall be subject to any legal process involving the laws of a foreign country and in particular any Muslim arrested for, or suspected of, terrorism, or of any other international crimes shall only be tried inside the borders of Kenya and shall be granted a competent lawyer of his or her choice at the expense of the government.
The American people need to be asking Barack Obama a whole different set of questions when they attend his political rallies on his quest to become the leader of the free world. They need to ask the man who he really is because, up to this point he has consistently concealed his real identity from the American people. The votrs need to find an honest candidate. Barack Obama is not that man.