Skip to comments.Errors in Corsi's rebuttal of the Ebay birth certificate
Posted on 09/07/2009 4:24:22 PM PDT by conimbricenses
I make no determination of the validity of the so-called ebay birth certificate that purports to show Obama was born in Mombasa, Kenya. Jerome Corsi has concluded that the document is likely a forgery at this article though:
While this may end up being proven upon closer examination of the claimed document, the reasons Corsi has listed for making this determination are factually flawed and need to be reexamined.
OBJECTION: The Ebay certificate identifies the hospital as "Coast Province General Hospital." Corsi considers this suspicious, because it is usually referred to as "Coast Provincial" in Kenya.
TRUTH: "Coast Province General Hospital" was the name used for the hospital in official British Government documents in 1961. This is proven by the British Colonial Office's Report on the Colony and Protectorate of Kenya for 1960, which uses the name and includes a description of the number of beds in the hospital.
OBJECTION: Mombasa is said to have been a part of Zanzibar until 1963
TRUTH: Mombasa was NOT part of Zanzibar, but rather the British Protectorate of East Africa. Zanzibar - an island off the coast of Africa - was part of this same protectorate. Historically, the sultanate of Zanzibar owned a 10 mile strip of coast on the mainland that included Mombasa. When Britain gained protectorate control of Zanzibar in 1890 it obtained a permanent lease on this strip of land (similar to Hong Kong). Mombasa even became the capital of British East Africa until 1905 before it was moved to Nairobi and from the 1890's until independence, Mombasa was under British control. The only connection to Zanzibar was the lease, and one of the conditions of Zanzibar's independence at the same time as Kenya's was ceding any claim to the leased land to the new country of Kenya. If you want proof that Mombasa was part of the Kenya colony, just look at any historical map before Kenya's independence.
OBJECTION: It is claimed that Mombasa was not part of a Coast Province of Kenya because of the Zanzibar issue.
TRUTH: In addition to refuting the Zanzibar claim, historical British documents do indeed prove that Mombasa was the capital of a region that was called the "Seyidie Province" or "Southern Coastal Province" from 1905 onward. As the Colonial Office report linked above indicates, this region was known as the "Coast Province" by 1960
OBJECTION: It is claimed that there is no documentation that the doctor on the ebay certificate was at the Coast Province hospital.
TRUTH: While no document tying Dr. James O.W. Ang'awa to the hospital has emerged yet, he was definitely practicing medicine in Mombasa in 1961.
Thanks for the info —
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