Andy Martin says Barack Obama is lying about his religious roots
NEW YORK news conference: "Yes, Barack Obama was a Muslim"
“Factually Correct, Not
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ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEW YORK NEWS CONFERENCE JUNE 13, 2008
OBAMA AUTHOR ANDY MARTIN COUNTERS BARACK OBAMA'S NEW WEB SITE DENYING OBAMA WAS A MUSLIM
"YES, OBAMA WAS A MUSLIM," SAYS ANDY MARTIN. "BARACK OBAMA IS LYING AGAIN." THIS TIME, HE WON’T GET AWAY WITH IT."
(NEW YORK)(June 13, 2008) Legendary Chicago Internet columnist and Obama author Andy Martin will hold a New York news conference Friday, June 13th to announce a new blog intended to counter Senator Barack Obama's new web site that denies Obama was a Muslim. At the news conference Martin will also issue a surprise challenge to Senator Obama.
Martin's book, Obama: The Man Behind the Mask, is now in pre-publication sales and goes to the printer within days. See http://orangestatepress.com.
Martin is universally credited with first exposing Obama's Muslim heritage in 2004. Andy has been attacked as the mastermind of a vast "right-wing smear machine," a charge he vehemently denies.
"Apparently desperate, Barack Obama announced Thursday he has begun a web site to fight 'rumors,'" Martin will state. "To be sure, some of what is said about Obama is exaggerated or untrue. I refuse to publish a great deal of anti-Obama material that crosses my desk. But much of what Obama characterizes as 'rumor' is true. Obama has been lying about his family and his religious past his entire life. This time he will not get away with his lies."
"Obama says in large print and underlines 'Senator Obama has never been a Muslim, was not raised a Muslim, and is a committed Christian," Martin states. "Two thirds of that claim are bald-faced lies. The last third, about Obama's Christianity, has never been adequately documented. Most people who are baptized have a Baptismal Certificate. I call on Obama to release his Baptismal Certificate or record. Many Americans do not believe that sitting in the pews, listening to Reverend Jeremiah Wright's racist jeremiads for two decades qualifies anyone to be a 'committed Christian.' Committed racist and America-hater, maybe.
'Most importantly, by denying his Islamic roots, Obama unfairly and unnecessarily stigmatizes Muslims. Despite current controversies, Islam is one of the world's great religions. No one can pretend otherwise. Not even Barack Obama.
"I have asked the State of Hawaii to release Obama's birth certificate. If Obama really wants to clear the air, let's see what religion was listed on his birth certificate. Obama was never much of an attorney so he may not be aware of the 'adverse inference rule,' but if he fails to disclose his birth certificate and refuses to allow me to purchase a copy directly from the state, the American people are entitled to draw the adverse inference that the birth certificate says Obama was a Muslim at birth. How about it, Barry?
"Some people claim Obama was not even born in the United States. I express no opinion on that claim. But it is out there. http://www.usafricaonline.com/news.html
"I do know that Obama's relentless evasiveness feeds the wildest claims about him. If Barry Obama would stop lying about himself and start telling the truth, instead of 'denying' the truth, he would be better off. He is a lousy crisis manager.
"But back to Obama's Muslim roots.
"What is the undisputed, factual basis of the claim Obama was a Muslim?
"First, his father Barack Hussein Obama, Senior, was a Muslim from the day of his birth to the day of his burial. His grandfather was also a devout Muslim. 'Barack' is a name with Arabic origins. The woman he falsely tries to pass off as his real 'granny' is a devout Muslim. Virtually all of his Kenyan relatives appear to be Muslims.
"Second, under Muslim law, Barack, Junior, became a Muslim at birth. See: http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/0519/p09s02-coop.html
"Third, the Christian Science Monitor writer states 'According to Islamic jurisprudence, children of a Muslim father – even an apparently non practicing one, such as Obama's father, and irrespective of the mother's faith – are automatically Muslims. Most Muslims around the world agree: A child of a Muslim father is a Muslim. Period….That's why Obama is bin Laden's dream candidate.'
"Fourth, Obama himself, and his sister, have admitted they occasionally attended Mosque with his stepfather Lolo Soetero in Jakarta.
"Fifth, Obama's mother or stepfather registered him as a Muslim at public school in Jakarta. The actions of his parents speak louder than Obama's belated denials.
"Sixth, as I disclosed at a Washington, DC news conference in March, Obama had close ties to the Nation of Islam and flirted with joining that religious denomination. He considered joining the NOI as an adult.
"Did Obama change his religion and abandon Islam? Apparently he did. He had a First Amendment constitutional right to do so. In this country. But that abandonment raises a new series of questions, as the CSM article makes clear. Will Muslim nations recognize Obama's religious renunciation?
"The bottom line: I have sent a check to Hawaii to order Obama's birth certificate. I challenge him to send me a letter approving release of the certificate to me. If he refuses to do so, I will assume he is possibly doing so to cover up the religion disclosed on the certificate.
"Second, Obama should take down his bogus Muslim-denial site, and come clean with the American people. He should say 'My father was a Muslim. I was born into that faith. When I was old enough to choose for myself, I was baptized into Christianity on (insert date and produce baptismal certificate). I accept Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior.' Anything less is more of his habitual evasiveness.
"Obama is trying a Watergate-style 'modified limited hangout.' It won't work. Indeed, his new site is going to backfire on him. This time he is not going to get away with lying, or misleading, or fibbing, or dissembling. The truth will prevail, and the truth is, Barack Obama was a Muslim," Martin will state.
Martin will unveil his new blog that is intended to counter Obama's own web site: http://barackobamawasamuslim.blogspot.com/
Martin, an adjunct professor of law himself, plans to issue a surprise challenge to Obama at the news conference.
Andy is the author of Obama: The Man Behind The Mask. Details on Martin’s book can be found at http://www.OrangeStatePress.com. Advance orders from Orange State Press. Available everywhere in days. Because of the overwhelming pre-publication demand, orders will be filled by date of order.
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Andy Martin starts new blog, "Barack Obama was
a Muslim," calls presidential candidate's bluff
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Friday, June 13, 3:00 P. M.
Chicago-based Internet journalist, author, radio talk show host and broadcaster, and media critic Andy Martin is the Executive Editor and publisher of http://www.ContrarianCommentary.com. © Copyright by Andy Martin 2008. Martin covers regional, national and world events with over forty years of experience. Andy is the author of Obama: The Man behind the Mask, being published in June, 2008, see http://www.OrangeStatePress.com. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law. Columns also posted at ContrarianCommentary.blogspot.com; contrariancommentary.wordpress.com.