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by Sharon Rondeau
(Aug. 24, 2010) —In 2007, a well-known expert on the Middle East and Islam asked the question, “Was Barack Obama a Muslim?”
Now, according to The Washington Post, close to one in five Americans believe he is, despite The Post’s unsubstantiated denial of it. The Christian Science Monitor also is participating in a campaign of disinformation, calling people “misinformed” in regard to the same recent poll. In a stunning display of propaganda and editorializing masquerading as journalism, CSM “staff writer” Peter Grier states:
Fully 18 percent of respondents to the Pew survey picked “Muslim” when asked Obama’s religion, up from 11 percent who answered that way in March 2009.
Where are Americans getting their information about Obama’s religion? We ask that because, on this subject, a substantial and growing number of them are wrong. (Obama is Christian. We’ll say that up front, in case some of you are hazy on this point yourselves.)
The aforementioned news services reveal no evidence that Obama is or ever was “a Christian,” as his spokesperson has claimed. The only church he has been known to have attended is the Trinity United Church of Christ, where Rev. Jeremiah Wright stated that “the chickens are coming home to roost” and accused the U.S. of “terrorism” while mentioning Malcolm X and Muomar Qaddafi. Wright is listed as “Pastor Emeritus” on a page with a slide show depicting him in what appears to be Muslim dress. The church’s bookstore sells books such as The Black Christ and Black Religion, Black Theology.”
Before his trip to Cairo, Egypt, and other Muslim countries last year, Obama incorrectly stated that the U.S. is “one of the largest Muslim countries in the world” and added that “the United States and other parts of the Western world “have to educate ourselves more effectively on Islam.” Why?
One of Obama’s stops during his spring 2009 trip was to address “the Young Turks” and appeared on the cover of a Turkish magazine in Muslim attire.
Speaker and writer Avi Lipkin contends that radical Islam “is the number one threat to world peace today”. He predicts war between Iran and Israel, and describes a televised segment wherein on January 18, 2010, Ahmed Gheit, the Egyptian Foreign Minister, stated that during a private meeting, Obama told him that he is a Muslim. Lipkin contends that, whether or not Obama is a practicing Muslim, he must follow the dictates of Islam because of his heritage.
In 2006, it was suggested that a Muslim would be installed in the White House and the case was made for doing away with the “natural born Citizen” clause of the U.S. Constitution. The author of the article under discussion was employed at a law firm with close ties to then-Senator Barack Obama.
Obama has also openly stated that he is a Muslim. He has denied it and then changed his statement. He has called Jakarta, Indonesia, his “old home town.” Indonesia is the “largest Muslim country by population.”
On Friday, August 13, Obama hosted the “annual tradition of holding an iftar dinner” at the White House, which was reportedly attended by “over 100 guests…including ambassadors and officials from Saudi Arabia, Indonesia and other Muslim nations” during which Obama invoked the Founding Fathers and cited the First Amendment’s “freedom of religion” clause.
Obama has expressed support for the plans to build an Islamic Center close to the area where the World Trade Center and over 2,700 lives were destroyed by Islamic terrorists nine years ago, and reiterated his support at the Iftar dinner.
The Ground Zero Mosque initiative, Cordoba House, is led by Imam Abdul Feisal Rauf, who is currently on a “goodwill tour” of the Middle East. He has stated that the U.S. was “an accessory” to the 9/11 terrorist attacks and that “Osama bin Laden is made in the USA.” Rauf has also made the claim that “the United States has more Muslim blood on its hands than al Qaida has on its hands of innocent non-Muslims.”
Rauf has reportedly described Islam as “a religion of peace” during his Middle Eastern trip “sponsored by the State Department.” Why is a U.S. government agency paying for his trip? It is also reported that a major Muslim shareholder in Newscorp, the parent company of Fox News Channel, has invested $300,000 in the project. The Muslim American Society claims that “the civil and constitutional rights of Muslims are under attack throughout the United States, the Muslim American Society Freedom (MAS Freedom) affirms the statement made by President Obama affirming the right of the American Muslim community to establish houses of worship, and expand current facilities when required by our community needs.” The group claims that at issue is “freedom of religion for Muslims in America” and has stated that “This campaign to stop Muslims from exercising their religious and constitutional rights seems to be relentless.”
It is reported that Abdul Feisal Rauf supports the Iranian theocracy and dictatorship of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and is a “permanent member of the board of trustees for the Islamic Cultural Center of New York (ICCNY).”
The Ground Zero mosque website reports that the project is supported by some New Yorkers who lost family members on September 11, 2001 but deem the perpetrators “criminals.” One report stated that “ignorance, bigotry and politics” were stronger obstacles to the “last legal hurdle” already cleared in regard to the construction of the Islamic Center. However, the report failed to provide any background on Abdul Feisal Rauf or his associates. The article, passed off as journalism, concludes with the statement, “The furor over the project only underlines how desperately it is needed.”
During the presidential campaign, Obama denied he was a Muslim, but the group Jews Against Obama insisted that he was.
Fr. Jonathan Morris, Fox News Contributor, stated on Sunday that “Obama was born in a Muslim country” and has deep Muslim roots because of his father and grandfather. Anchor Alisyn Camerota quickly “corrected” Morris, stating “He was born here,” but offered no proof. Co-anchor David Briggs is then heard to say that the claim of Obama being born “in a Muslim country” is “another misconception.” Morris is then heard thanking Camerota for correcting him on Obama’s alleged birthplace.
However, on August 23, 2010, Fox’s Glenn Beck discussed possible “messages” that Obama might be transmitting regarding the planned building of the Ground Zero mosque and Michelle Obama’s recent visit to a Spanish mosque. Beck then asked, “Who is standing for freedom vs. theocracies?” and stated that the imam spearheading the Ground Zero mosque wants to impose Sharia law on the United States.
Beck’s guest, Frank Gaffney, founder of the Center for Security Policy, said that Sharia is “a political program that…must be imposed over the entire world, to be ruled by a theocracy, a caliph…” He cited the governments of Saudi Arabia and Iran as examples and made the claim that several administrations have served to advance “stealth jihad.” He added that the destruction of America and/or Israel could occur from “apocalyptic ambitions” in the radical Islamic world.
There are many inconsistencies regarding the history of Obama’s alleged mother, whom he claims was a strong influence in his life. An article from Bloomberg written in 2008 states that Ann Dunham married Barack Obama Sr. in 1960, not 1961, as is commonly reported. However, it is generally reported that she spent many years in Muslim countries, including Indonesia and Pakistan, and visited as India, Nepal, Thailand and China. Her recently-released passport applications reveal frequent travel between Hawaii and Indonesia as well as a trip to the Philippines.
A report of Obama’s years spent in Indonesia which states that he was born in Kenya and confirms that his mother worked in Pakistan and for “Indonesia’s oldest bank.”
One report contends that Obama’s mother worked for a Pakistani bank, Asian Development Bank, for one year; another report states that she was a consultant. Obama reportedly visited Indonesia and Pakistan, where his mother was working and living with his sister, in 1981. If the account is accurate, his trip occurred just two years following an incident in which a mob had launched a violent attack against the U.S. embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, after the Ayatollah Khomeini accused Americans of “the occupation of Islam’s holiest site, the Great Mosque in Mecca.”
Other reports also state that Ann Dunham worked in Pakistan. A recent unsubstantiated report connects Obama and his mother to the CIA and claims that that connection explains why Ann’s passport applications from the early 1960s were allegedly destroyed. However, it provides two different years, 1964 and 1965, as the time when she divorced Lolo Soetoro. Wikipedia states that Obama went to visit his sister and mother in Indonesia in 1981, then traveled to Pakistan and India.
A native Indonesian stated to The Post & Email that anyone living in Indonesia during the 1960s and 1970s would have had to have become an Indonesian citizen and converted to Islam if married to a Muslim, which Stanley Ann Dunham was. There are reports that Obama himself was adopted by his Indonesian stepfather and registered as an Indonesian citizen and a Muslim.
Ann Dunham was in and out of Indonesia throughout the 1960s and 1970s, and her passport application information from the early 1960s has allegedly been “destroyed.” What was she doing during those years? Where did she travel that the federal government will not reveal it to the American people?
Those claiming to have known Stanley Ann Dunham in high school have “misplaced” their yearbooks. Ann Dunham was reportedly married the first time to a bigamist. There are varying reports as to when she married Lolo Soetoro. Some reports say 1967, but Ann’s alleged passport applications state that it was 1965, albeit on two different dates. There are several different years given for her divorce from Lolo Soetoro, and she was known by many different names.
Some have speculated that Stanley Ann Dunham and Barack Obama Sr. are not Obama’s parents.
A Bloomberg article claims that during her 40s, Dunham intended to adopt a multi-racial child because, according to Obama’s half-sister Maya, “we were taking too long making her a grandmother.”
A report released on August 20 states that Obama is a product of the intelligence community. Others draw connections between the CIA and Ann Dunham and her son. On the Follow the Money blog, it states:
Obama’s bios are as important for what they leave out as for what they reveal. I first became suspicious of his now-infamous trip to Pakistan (which he took in the summer between Occidental and Columbia) because he refused to mention this adventure in his books.
Think of it: We are talking about a man who compiled not one but two autobiographical works before the age of 46. We are talking about an ambitious politician intent on establishing his foreign policy cred. Yet he refused to mention a dangerous trip to Pakistan which he made at a time when travel to that country was discouraged by the State Department. That country was then the focus of the CIA’s largest covert operation, the supplying of the Afghan mujahadeen. While there, this callow college kid met with one of the most powerful men in Pakistan — a meeting arranged by an unnamed personage with the American Embassy. (Spook-watchers know what that means.)
If the trip was a pleasure jaunt, why did Obama keep it a secret? And how did he pay for the journey?
Reportedly, Obama’s first job after attending Columbia University was at Business International Corporation, which, according to Wikipedia, “has been known to be used as a CIA front company.” Obama supposedly was “a research associate in its financial services division” but worked there for “little more than a year.” Why? A blog entry from a man who claims to have been Obama’s coworker states that Obama’s account of his year at BIC is “exaggerated.”
Dr. James David Manning held a trial in May during which the claim was made that Obama had worked for the CIA during the years when he allegedly attended Columbia University and operated out of Afghanistan.
Obama appears to be more connected to foreign countries than to the United States. Another editorial attempting to pass itself off as journalism reports on Obama’s proclamation in Berlin, Germany that he is a “citizen of the world.” The same could be said of the woman he claims as his mother, Ann Dunham.
Why are there differing accounts of Obama’s life, his whereabouts and travel, and those of his mother? What kind of upbringing did he actually have? What was he taught? And why does he bow to the king of Saudi Arabia? What does this mean for the future of America?
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