Skip to comments.Columnist Says Barack Obama 'Lied To The American People;' Asks Publisher to Withdraw Obama's Book
Posted on 08/11/2004 2:14:13 PM PDT by Gelato
NEW YORK, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Out2.com's independent contrarian columnist, Andy Martin, will publish a column and hold simultaneous news conferences in New York and London on Wednesday, August 11th to disclose he believes Barack Obama is a political fraud who "lied to the American people." Martin has asked Crown Books to stop sales of Obama's book because of its fraudulent content. Martin says Obama may be a threat to the Jewish community.
NEWS CONFERENCE DETAILS:"I feel sad having to expose Barack Obama," says Martin, "but the man is a complete fraud. The truth is going to surprise, and disappoint, and outrage many people who were drawn to him. He has lied to the American people, and he has sought to misrepresent his own heritage.
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"Obama's life story is vastly different from the one he portrays. My point: if he will lie about his mother and father, what else is he lying about? Can we expect 'bimbo eruptions?'
"Fiction: Obama stated in his Convention speech: 'My father ... grew up herding goats.' The 'goat herder' claim has been repeated endlessly. It is a lie. Fact: Obama's grandfather, Hussein Onyango Obama was a prominent and wealthy farmer. His son, Obama's father, was a child of privilege, not privation. He was an outstanding student, not a herdsman.
"Fiction: Obama was given an 'African' name. Fact: Obama is a Muslim who has concealed his religion. I am a strong supporter of the Muslim community, and I believe Muslims have been scapegoated. Obama has a great opportunity to be forthright. Instead, he has treated his Muslim heritage as a dark secret. His grandfather was named 'Hussein.' That is an Arabic-Muslim, not African, name. Hussein was a devout Muslim and named his son, Barack Senior, 'Baraka.' Baraka is an Arabic word meaning 'blessed.' Baraka comes out of the Koran and Arabic, not Africa.
"Barack Senior was also a devoted Muslim, and also chose a Muslim name for his son, our own Barack Obama, Junior. Again, his name was an Arabic and Koranic.
Obama has spent a lifetime running from his family heritage and religious heritage. Would his father have given his son a Koranic name if the father was not a devout Muslim? Obama's stepfather was also a Muslim. Obama will be the first Muslim-heritage senator; he should be proud of that fact. There is nothing to be ashamed of in any of the three great Abrahamic religions.
"Fiction: Obama Senior was a harmless student 'immigrant' who came to the United States only to study. Fact: Obama was part of one of the most corrupt and violent organizations in Africa: the Kenyatta regime. Obama's father ran back to Kenya soon after the British left. It is likely Obama's father had Mau Mau sympathies or connections, or he would not have been welcomed into the murderous inner circle of rapists, murderers, and arsonists. I believe Obama's secret shame at his family history of rape, murder and arson is what actualizes him. Our research is not yet complete. We are seeking to examine British colonial records. Our investigation to date has drawn on information on three continents.
"And what about Obama's beloved Kenyan brothers and sisters? None of his family was invited to Boston to share his prominence. Are his relatives being kept in the closet? Where are they? More secrecy, more prevarication.
"It is time for Barack Obama to stop presenting a fantasy to the American people. We are forgiving and many would still support him. It may well be that his concealment is meant to endanger Israel. His Muslim religion would obviously raise serious questions in many Jewish circles where Obama now enjoys support," Martin states.
"Our investigation is continuing. In he meantime, Crown Books should stop selling Obama's novelization of his life. We have asked Crown to do that. Obama is living a lie."
RESOURCES: Martin's columns at Out2.com (Govt & Politics); E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Source: Andy Martin Worldwide Communications
The interesting thing to me is not the charge he is Muslim--there are no religious tests for office in this country--but rather that he was untruthful in his book.
Also, the goat-herding reference in his convention speech has always seemed doubtful to me.
But in the end, there is enough in Barack's voting record to prove to voters he is unfit for their support.
He pretends to be a Catholic and has some controversial friends here in Chicago:
* Here's from wikipedia on Obama, but there's more at the link:
Barack Obama was born at the Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. His parents were economist Barack Obama, Sr., of Kenya and S. Ann Dunham, a Honolulu resident who was born in Kansas. At the time of Obama's birth, both his parents were students at the East-West Center at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
When Obama was two years old, the couple was divorced and Ann Obama then married another East-West Center student from Indonesia. The family then moved to Jakarta, where Obama's half-sister Maya was born (another half-sister, the daughter of Obama's father by a later marriage, lives in Nairobi). When Obama was ten, he returned to Hawaii under the care of his grandmother Madelyn Dunham. He was enrolled in the fifth grade at Punahou School, a prestigious academy that once taught the Hawaiian royal family. There he graduated with honors.
Obama reflected on his years in Hawaii and wrote, "The irony is that my decision to work in politics, and to pursue such a career in a big Mainland city, in some sense grows out of my Hawaiian upbringing, and the ideal that Hawaii still represents in my mind."
Spent time in both Muslim and Catholic schools In Indonesia
In the Muslim school, the teacher wrote to tell mother I made faces during Koranic studies.
In the Catholic school, when it came time to pray, I'd pretend to close my eyes, then peek around the room. Nothing happened. No angels descended. Just a parched old nun and 30 brown children, muttering words. Sometimes the nun would catch me, and her stern look would force my lids back shut. But that didn't change how I felt inside.
Source: Dreams from My Father, by Barack Obama, p.142 Aug 1, 1996 Link to Full Article
Falsani quotes lefty activist, Roman Catholic Fr. Michael Pfleger , of St. Sabina Church on Chicago's South Side, "I always have felt in [Obama] this consciousness that, at the end of the day, with all of us, you've got
to face God. Faith is key to his life, no question about it. [It is] central to who he is, and not just in his work in the political field, but as a man, as a black man, as a husband, as a father.... I don't think he could easily
divorce his faith from who he is."
Can we get back to the issues, please? This guy is very, very liberal, as can be shown by his voting record (abortion). Fortunately, Keyes is too smart for these other tactics.
Not necessarily. Through Christ, all things are possible. If He can pay for our sins with His blood and rise from the dead, He can certainly soften the heart of a Muslim.
I've been exchanging private e-mails here with an Osama supporter who is obsessed with promoting the idea that "Osama" is an "African" name and that his father was not Mohammedan.
The Osama supporters must believe that this would damage him.
I am wondering if anyone else on this thread is getting nasty Freepmail, calling them a liar. The poster signs his name, Kalkiavataram.
Your quoting our liberal rag?
Why thats like saying the NYT is gospel!
 http://www.catholicnewworld.com/archive/cnw2000/0409> /inter_0409.htm
" Because so many people in today's world have questions about the Muslim faith, and because it has been stated that your parents and grandparents are Muslims, that you bear a Muslim name, in fact, but that you profess to be a Christain, would you be willing to assure those you might represent that you do not view the Christains and Jewish peoples ( along with other non-muslim faiths) of America as infidels? Would you be willing to say so in a direct statement?"
This is poorly worded, by you catch my drift, I'm sure. I know I would like to ask him a question about his heritage, why not? If we are the sum of our experiences, then this matters in today's world of creeping terrorism.
Got an freemail from the Osama supporter, too. Funny how the muslims are out in force trying to tell people that Obama/Osama ISN'T a muslim. Obama/Osama is their #1 sleeper it seems and he's just been outed.
All you need to know not to vote for Obama:
Well, he is going to have a hard time convincing anyone that Obama is not a Muslim, like I said it is the default assumption of anyone who first hears his name that he is a Muslim. I thought he was a Muslim (or least NOI/Kwesi Mfume wannabes) when I first heard of him.
BTTT! This pic of yours is getting much play ;)