Thursday, June 12, 2008

Andy Martin counters Barack Obama with new blog: http://BarackObamaWasAMuslim.blogspot.com

Andy Martin says Barack Obama is lying about his religious roots

NEW YORK news conference: "Yes, Barack Obama was a Muslim"

ANDY MARTIN
Executive Editor
ContrarianCommentary.com

“Factually Correct, Not
Politically Correct”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

ATTENTION DAYBOOK/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS

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."

See: http://blog.washingtonpost.com/thefix/2008/06/obama_tries_to_fight_the_smear.html

http://my.barackobama.com/page/content/fightthesmearshome/

"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.

NEWS CONFERENCE DETAILS:

WHO:

Internet Columnist-Author/Editor/Andy Martin

WHAT:

Andy Martin starts new blog, "Barack Obama was
a Muslim," calls presidential candidate's bluff

WHERE:

909 Third Avenue, public sidewalk in front of FDR Station, New York

WHEN:

Friday, June 13, 3:00 P. M.

MEDIA
CONTACT:

(866) 706-2639

TO PURCHASE
BOOK:

http://www.OrangeStatePress.com

ANDY
E-MAIL:

AndyMart20@aol.com
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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.

10 comments:

kentj [@] gmail [.] com said...

No, Barack Obama was not a muslim. And why would it matter, anyway?

kentj [@] gmail [.] com said...

If you want to go digging through politicians' closets, here's a clue for you: John McCain is a closet queen. Always has been. Always will be.

JJ said...

Finally, a brave American is standing up and announcing the true identity of Saint Obama.

To: kentj [@] gmail [.] com: Are you stupid? Who cares Obama was Muslim or not?
We all need a president who DOES NOT LIE.

POdVet said...

I look forward to reading you book Mr Martin. And thank you for keeping the truth alive when the likes of MSNBC have gotten drunk off the kool aid!

Those you see following the Obamessiah are not Democrats, though the species may try to look similar. They are in fact nothing but JACKASSES!
P.U.M.A.

Sam said...

What do you know about Obama not being a NATURAL born citizen?
Barack Obama is not legally a U.S. Natural-born citizen according to the law on the books at the time of his birth, which falls between “December 24, 1952 to November 13, 1986? . Presidential office requires a natural-born citizen if the child was not born to two U.S. Citizen parents, which of course is what exempts John McCain though he was born in the Panama Canal. US Law very clearly stipulates: “…If only one parent was a U.S. Citizen at the time of your birth, that parent must have resided in the United States for at least ten years, at least five of which had to be after the age of 16.” Barack Obama’s father was not a U.S. Citizen and Obama’s mother was only 18 when Obama was born, which means though she had been a U.S. Citizen for 10 years, (or citizen perhaps because of Hawai’i being a territory) the mother fails the test for being so for at least 5 years **prior to** Barack Obama’s birth, but *after* age 16. It doesn’t matter *after* . In essence, she was not old enough to qualify her son for automatic U.S. Citizenship. At most, there were only 2 years elapsed since his mother turned 16 at the time of Barack Obama’s birth when she was 18 in Hawai’i. His mother would have needed to have been 16+5= 21 years old, at the time of Barack Obama’s birth for him to have been a natural-born citizen. As aformentioned, she was a young college student at the time and was not. Barack Obama was already 3 years old at that time his mother would have needed to have waited to have him as the only U.S. Cizen parent. Obama instead should have been naturalized, but even then, that would still disqualify him from holding the office.

Truth said...

Mr. Martin -- thank you being here to tell the truth; why can't the national news report the truth?? Instead, they say it's all lies and rumors??? I just don't understand!

David said...

Good luck with your book and I look forward to reading it. The MSM is lying to America and covering up who Obama really is. If he and his staff really want to be open and honest then he would release the Real Birth Certificate from Hawaii.

It seems there is always a cloud of falsehoods around Obama.

JJ said...

I think the title of your blog says it all: Barack Obama *was* a Muslim.

Your arguments - if they could be termed such - are idiotic. Let me list a few of the ways.

(1) Newborns don't have the legal authority or ability to have their birth certificates changed on their behalf. Whether his father or mother put "Muslim" as a religion on his birth certificate (which isn't required in the US) is therefore immaterial.

(2) To be an American citizen (because there has been some confusion on this) you either need to be born on American soil - which Sen. Obama was - or have an American parent - which Sen. Obama had. So... he fulfills both criteria for citizenship.

(3) Yes, really - why *does* it matter whether he's Muslim or not? And to "jj" - he's never not been honest about it. He wrote about it in his books.

People are blowing this up like it's news. My *mother* - black, raised Baptist in the South - took Hebrew classes at the DC JCC; argued Torah with the students there; and was invited to and attended services at the Temple. Does this make her a Jew? No. What about the Jewish individuals who study the Koran? What about religious students everywhere? Do they automatically become whatever religion they study because they read the holy book and learn the language? The whole thing is ludicrous.

What's even more ludicrous is that people are hiding behind supposed "truth-seeking," as if it's been hidden this whole time, when what they are really feeling is racism.

And *who cares* how the Muslim countries receive Pres. Obama - whether they view him as a Muslim or not. Couldn't it be lucky if they did consider him a Muslim? Are there *no* possible benefits to the situation?

(A different jj than the original racist jj.)

Freedom's Truth said...

Why it matters is explained here

Wash Post and Barack's Real roots

Now Barack Obama is not a Muslim. He is not, even though he ancestry is such and his blood relatives on his fathers side are. Just as the issue in John Kerry's case was not "did he serve with honor in Vitenam?" but more about how Kerry used one narrative way back when as a war protester and a wholly different narrative in 2004, so too is Obama doing the same. Black Liberation African-roots soul-searching in "Dreams of My father" has been white-washed into ads that tout his "Typical White Person" grandmother's influence and "Kansas values" and deny the Muslim roots.

As Melanie Phillips says: "The issue is NOT Obama’s religion, now or in the past. It is the many questions which need to be answered about a) why he has sought to conceal his early background; b) why he has so many indirect associations with radical Islamism; and c) whether these two questions are in some way related."

We have a man who grew up in Hawaii and Indonesia, yet has a vague and dishonest ad that speaks of growing up with Kansas values. None of the current campaign Obama comes through in the "Dreams of My Father" Obama of 1995. Obama's own autobiography is a different story:

From Dreams Of My Father, “NEVER EMULATE THE WHITE MEN and brown men whose fates didn’t speak to my own. IT WAS INTO MY FATHER’S IMAGE, THE BLACK MAN, SON OF AFRICA, THAT I’D PACKED ALL THE ATTRIBUTES I SOUGHT IN MYSELF”.

From Dreams Of My Father:
“THAT HATE HADN’T GONE AWAY,” he wrote, BLAMING “WHITE PEOPLE— some cruel, some IGNORANT, sometimes a single face, sometimes just a faceless image of a system claiming power over our lives.”

From Dreams Of My Father;
“There were enough of us on campus to constitute a tribe, and when it came to hanging out many of us chose to function like a tribe, staying close together, traveling in packs,” he wrote. “IT REMAINED NECESSARY TO PROVE WHICH SIDE YOU WERE ON, TO SHOW YOUR LOYALTY TO THE BLACK MASSES, TO STRIKE OUT, AND NAME NAMES. “
From Dreams of My Father, “ I FOUND A SOLACE IN NURSING A PERVASIVE SENSE OF GRIEVANCE AND ANIMOSITY AGAINST MY MOTHER’S RACE”.

From ‘Dreams of my Father’, “THE EMOTION BETWEEN THE RACES COULD NEVER BE PURE...THE OTHER RACE WOULD ALWAYS REMAIN JUST THAT; MENACING, ALIEN AND APART.”

Quote from Barack Obama’s book, Dreams Of My Father:
“THE PERSON WHO MADE ME PROUDEST OF ALL, though, was [HALF BROTHER ] ROY .. HE CONVERTED TO ISLAM” .

In that book, Barack Obama found his identity in his own father: A Socialist economist in the Kenyatta govt, a member of the Kenyan elite who was also a Muslim and polygamist. There is no discernable trace of Christian upbringing.

Why does this matter? It matters because it means that Obama's current campaign claims are a fraud. He is calling truthful statements about his past "smears", and he is whitewashing his biography.

Obama is lying about who he is.

Freedom's Truth said...

"Barack Obama is not legally a U.S. Natural-born citizen"

Yes he is. He was born in Hawaii, and he was born after it became a state. He is a natural-born US citizen. Your detailed explanation is meaningless in this case as it would be a concern only if he was born overseas. He was not. He was born in Hawaii.