Sunday, July 24, 2016


The New York Post reports that Donald Trump has won the support of Malik Obama, the president's half-brother. Malik is a registered Democrat in Maryland, even though he lives in Kenya:
President Obama’s Kenyan half-brother wants to make America great again -- so he’s voting for Donald Trump....

The last straw, he said, came earlier this month when FBI Director James Comey recommended not prosecuting Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton over her use of a private e-mail servers while secretary of state.

“She should have known better as the custodian of classified information,” said Obama.

He’s also annoyed that Clinton and President Obama killed Libyan leader Moammar Khadafy, whom he called one of his best friends.

Malik Obama dedicated his 2012 biography of his late father to Khadafy and others who were “making this world a better place.”

... But what bothers him even more is the Democratic Party’s support of same-sex marriage.

“I feel like a Republican now because they don’t stand for same-sex marriage, and that appeals to me,” he said.
This story is being touted all over the right -- by Trump himself on Twitter (naturally), by the Daily Caller, by Twitchy, by Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit. Malik Obama is the right's new hero!

Unmentioned in all his media coverage is the fact right-wingers have for years accused Malik Obama of tax fraud and terrorist sympathies.

The Daily Mail's David Martosko, a former Daily Caller editor, reported this in 2014:
Malik Obama, the president's Kenyan half brother, was photographed in 2010 at a public event in Yemen wearing a 'keffiyeh' -- a special scarf -- bearing two anti-Israel slogans of the terror group Hamas, it emerged today.

'Jerusalem is ours -- WE ARE COMING,' reads one saying. 'From the river to the sea,' says the other statement.

That rallying cry refers to Palestinian militants' belief that the territory representing Israel, with the Jordan River to the east and the Mediterranean Sea to the west, rightfully belongs to them – and Israel should not exist.
And here's Jerome Corsi at World Net Daily in 2013:
Malik Obama’s oversight of the Muslim Brotherhood’s international investments is one reason for the Obama administration’s support of the Muslim Brotherhood, according to an Egyptian report citing the vice president of the Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt, Tehani al-Gebali

In a news report on Egyptian television of a Gebali speech, translated by researcher Walid Shoebat, a former Palestinian Liberation Organization operative, Gebali said she would like “to inform the American people that their president’s brother Obama is one of the architects of the major investments of the Muslim Brotherhood.”
(Walid Shoebat is a bunko artist who rakes in big bucks offering anti-terrorism training, citing as his principal credential the fact that worked for the PLO until he was jailed, after which he renounced terrorism and Islam; in fact, members of his own family say he never had PLO involvement, and there's no record of his incarceration.)

Jim Hoft posted this at Gateway Pundit in 2013:
President Obama’s half-brother “got a sweetheart deal” from the IRS. According to the Daily Caller, Lois Lerner, the senior IRS official at the center of the decision to target tea party groups for burdensome tax scrutiny, signed paperwork granting tax-exempt status to the Barack H. Obama Foundation, a shady charity headed by the president’s half-brother that operated illegally for years. Lerner approved the foundation’s tax status within a month of filing.
Hoft went on to quote another Walid Shoebat story:
It has been learned that the relationship between President Barack Obama’s half-brother Malik Obama and Sudan’s President Omar Al-Bashir is much closer than previously thought. Malik is the Executive Secretary of the Islamic Da’wa Organization (IDO)....

How significant is this?

Very significant. The IDO has been created by the Sudanese Government, which is considered by the U.S. State Department as a terrorist state. This places Malik Obama in bed with terrorists and working as an official with a terrorist state.
So the wingnuts thought Malik Obama was an evil man in bed with international terrorists and a government agency they consider a nest of criminals.

But he's for Trump now. Whoopsie! All is forgiven!


Frank Wilhoit said...

One of the most pernicious effects of the right-wing propaganda is the ready availability and efficacy of the memory hole. They don't expect any of their readers to remember any of the things they said before-- and they are right.

Cirze said...

Funny bout dat.

You'd almost have to think, considering his investments background, that he'd be a Hillary lover.

Too much history maybe?

KenRight said...

You forgive Clinton for killing Khaddafi, he doesn't.
Sooner or later the zigzagging US policy which always attempts to prioritize Israel's concerns and balance the rest, and Israel itself, are going to make a wrong move and it won't matter who the fake progressives forgive. As for Christian Arab-Americans, those who kept their hands clean and supported Christians like Gen. Aoun in Lebanon (currently in alliance with Hezbollah against Israel) and Assad in Syria will look the best, with the Palestinians retrieving what was stolen from them.

The New York Crank said...

Um, KenRight. You don't want to forgive Clinton for killing Moammar Gadhafi? Leaving aside the questions as to whether it was the Secretary of State's decision or the President's, have you forgotten a little something about your pal Moammar? Like Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, that was bombed by Gaddafi's operators, killing 259 passengers, many of them American, plus 11 people on the ground?

Or the fact that one of the people convicted in the bombing, after having been released in 2009 on compassionate grounds (he was dying of prostrate cancer) received a hero's welcome from Gaddafi when he landed in Libya.

What are you, Kenny boy, a bleeding heart terrorist sympathizer?

Yours with formidably extreme crankiness,
The New York Crank

Grung_e_Gene said...

Conservatives will accept anyone... As long as that person helps advance the right-wing causes of intolerance, oppression and deification of the rich.

This is how someone of a despised group can be granted access to conservative gravy train and be lauded by right-wingers by kow-towing to orthodoxy and providing cover against the entirely accurate charges of bigotry and racism.

Ten Bears said...

Kennyboy, I share your distaste for Israel, but quite frankly your ignorant bullshit is doing more harm than good to any attempt to resolve the problem. You are the problem.

Shut the fuck up.

cavorting with nudists said...

Wow, an Obama relative endorsing Trump. Let's ask Ron Reagan Jr. how significant this is.