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Meet Obama’s Wahhabist Relatives [With plenty of picture links]
Front Page Mag ^ | Oct. 12, 2012 | Walid and Theodore Shoebat

Posted on 10/17/2012 4:21:43 AM PDT by Colofornian


While discussion of Obama’s connections to his Muslim family in Kenya is an acceptable topic for discussion in the Arab world, it is viewed as a great taboo in the United States. But why is that so? This taboo should be considered unfair at best, purely prejudiced at worst. Is it fair, after all, that we censor such discussions just because Obama’s relatives are Muslim?

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) should condemn the media for keeping a tight lid on the subject, and it’s high time to go beyond what is disclosed by President Obama in his book, Dreams From My Father, or Wikipedia’s limited information, which includes the only photo released by the Obama family:

For the purposes of this article, we will cover only three of the closest Kenyan relatives to president Obama:

1. Sarah, Barack’s beloved and benevolent grandmother.

2. Sayid Obama, his closest favorite uncle.

3. Musa Ismail Obama, his first cousin and Sayid’s main sidekick.

After President Obama was inaugurated, the Muslim side of the Obama family in Kenya boomed, and it went from rags to riches overnight. They became one of the most influential families in western Kenya and even extended their sphere of influence to Saudi Arabia. When Sarah, president Obama’s grandmother, decided to go to the Hajj, an obligatory pilgrimage to Mecca with Musa, president Obama’s first cousin, they were welcomed with open arms and were provided a special escort with full security detail and first-class treatment at the Saudi royal court:

His Royal Highness Prince Mamdouh bin Abdul Aziz accompanied the family of U.S. President Barack Obama in his palace in Jeddah after the performance of the Hajj this year. The event was attended by His Royal Highness Prince Faisal bin Thamer bin Abdul Aziz, and His Royal Highness Prince Abdul Aziz Bin Mamdouh Bin Abdul Aziz, and his HRH Prince Abdullah bin Nayef bin Abdul Aziz, and a number of other princes and officials.

The reason for such treatment, as explained in an exclusive interview with Musa Ismail Obama on Al-Jazeera, is that a close relationship was built between the Saudi royals, and like president Obama’s call for education in the United States, the Kenyan Obamas embarked on a similar project.

Thus, president Obama’s grandmother, Sarah Obama, started the Sarah Obama Benevolent Fund Institute, otherwise known as the Mama Sarah Obama Children Foundation, which raises 90% of its monies primarily from donors in the United States and some from Europe, solicited as humanitarian aid — as the promotional website advertised: “to make a lasting impact on the lives of the orphans and underprivileged children by improving their housing, their education, their upbringing,” which “continued to weigh heavily on Mama Sarah.” All this and “to help the neglected HIV/AIDS infected and affected in Kogelo village by linking them to care-givers and professional health services providers.”

Barack Obama with step-grandmother Sarah

This is the version we are told. But when one peruses the foundation’s real activities in Arabic, one finds a very dark side to what the family’s efforts are really all about.

Musa Ismail Obama, the president’s cousin, in an exclusive interview with Al-Jazeera TV (see all three parts,, and, explained all the troublesome detail, which does not bode well when translated into English: the bulk of the Sarah Fund as it turns out sends little to widows and orphans while the rest goes towards giving free scholarships to studying Sharia at the most influential Wahhabist centers in Saudi Arabia.

In the shocking interview, Musa was asked about his communications with cousin Barack, the president of the United States. The soft-spoken Musa explained that the president’s preferred method of communications was through one chosen conduit that relays messages back and forth with the family in Kenya by going through uncle Sayid Hussein Obama. This is the man who, with Mama Sarah, was also in attendance at Barack Obama’s inauguration in 2009.

Mama Sarah begins her trip to see Barack inaugurated

Musa, Sayid’s sidekick and the public promoter of Mama Sarah’s non-profit, became the family’s key advertiser to the social efforts in Kenya. He selects specific Arab media asking wealthy audiences for help, but mandates as a prerequisite that no questions are asked regarding any details of such communications with president Obama or the delving into any political views. Yet, he tells just enough to connect the dots to the wealthy Arab audience of Al-Jazeera. He relays the message to raise all necessary funds since his mission is to transform Kenya to an Islamic majority by using the Obama household name and his grandmother’s non-profit organization.

The fund has little to do with secular education or the care for widows and orphans and never even once mentions anything in any Arabic media in regards to helping the HIV infected. The bulk of Sarah’s Benevolence Fund, as Musa explained, goes to sending scholarships destined to Saudi Arabia’s most virulent Wahhabi Sharia centers: the Islamic University in Medina, Umm Al-Qura University in Makkah and the University of Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University in Riyadh. These are, as the Gulf Issues Centre For Strategic Studies describes, “Salafi schools, which imbibed radical ideas” and are “the spring of Wahhabism”:

[Wahhabists] grew up in the Wahhabi and Salafi schools which imbibed radical ideas in the Islamic University in Medina, Umm Al-Qura University in Makkah, and the University of Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University in Riyadh. (See essay, The Role of Wahhbist Movements, under a section entitled The Circle of Violence.)

Musa expresses in classical Arabic how he memorized the entire Quran and how he graduated and became an Islamic scholar on Sharia from the Islamic University in Medina.

“I studied Arabic and Sharia at the Islamic university in Medina in Saudi Arabia,” exclaimed Musa while telling how he visited Umm Al Qura University with his uncle Sayid. “We also in the month of Muharram visited the dean of Umm Al Qura University, me and my uncle Sayid,” he told Al-Jazeera during the interview.

“The nature of the visit,” Musa explains, “was to facilitate scholarship to send students to Umm Al Qura.”

Umm Al Qura University has a heritage that includes being one of Saudi Arabia’s historical and national monuments. A paragon in Wahhabist education, it takes pride that the university was the first to print the works of Muhammad Abdul Wahhab, the founder of the most virulent brand of Islam—Wahhabism. The history of its Wahhabist connections can be seen here.

On a cover-page of one of Wahhab’s collections from Umm Al Qura University, one can clearly see in fanciful Arabic calligraphy, the title: “Writings of Muhammad Abdul Wahhab,” and a stamp that says “A gift from Umm Al Qura University-Mecca” is clearly visible.


In The Danger of Wahhabism in The Muslim World, by moderate Dr. Ahmed Abdul Rahim Al-Sayeh who abandoned the teachings, he reflects on his studies at Umm Al Qura: “I studied Wahhabism, I studied their curriculum at the University of Umm Al Qura…”

At Umm Al Qura University, Musa and Sayid Obama—president Obama’s favorite uncle—are seen taking photo ops and were described by several Arab media sources as diligent workers in advancing scholarships for Kenyans to study Sharia, courtesy of Sarah’s fund.

Sayid Obama on right standing with Musa Ismail Obama at Umm Al Qura University

On right: Director of Umm Al-Qura University, Dr. Bakri bin Ma’touk A’sas Musa Ismail Obama on left next to Sayid Obama

On left – Sayid Obama

Meetings of President Obama’s favorite uncle Sayid can even be seen at the official website of Umm Al Qura University where it proudly states:

His Highness the Director of Umm Al-Qura University, Dr. Bakri bin Ma’touk A’sas received at his office in university city at Babidah Mr. Sayid Obama the uncle of His Excellency the President of the United States of America Barack Obama and Mr. Musa Ismail Obama the cousin of U.S. President …

“When they [the students] submit an application to Sarah Obama Benevolent Fund, they expect to get what they want but we are flooded,” explains Musa.

As a result of the flood of students in the Wahhabi Sharia universities in Saudi Arabia, the interviewer then asks regarding the excess: “So you are opening an avenue in other universities?” For that, Musa explains he had to send the excess to nearby Doha in Qatar where he visited and arranged everything.

When Al-Jazeera asked, “Do all these scholarships involve studying Arabic and Sharia?” Musa explained, “Some of those do not involve Sharia, like medicine or engineering.” Al-Jazeera then asks, “But the majority involves what?” Musa answers: “Uuuhhh…. The majority of course is Sharia schools” adding, “because my connections in the institutions is with Sharia schools.”

In what seems like a prepared script, Musa reads what he considers the catastrophe of Kenya, the lack of the process of proselytization, which goes hand-in-hand with Saudi interests seeking help from wealthy Saudis to transform Kenya to become a Muslim majority.

This goal is also expressed by Al-Arab Newspaper, which covered the call of the Obamas in an interview with Musa Ismail Obama on the sidelines of the inauguration ceremony of World University Ruff in Nairobi (photo here).

Under the title, “Scholars in Kenya Call Their Brethren to Spread Islam and Teach Arabic” it states: “Muslims [in Kenya] suffer from the monumental Christianization aided by Zionist expansionism that infiltrates the nation.” (Muhammad Lasheeb, Al-Arab Newspaper, 8816th edition, published on August 1st, 2012).

(Photo above of Musa on Al-Arab Newspaper)

Al-Arab Newspaper expounds on the effort to advance “education” by the Obama family in Kenya. Under the title “Education First,” assistant Mufti of the coastal city of Mombasa Ahmad Bimsallam chimed in explaining, “that the grand destruction that came upon Muslims in Kenya, came from the education and schools that are planted all over the nation by Christian missionary movements.”

Al-Arab does not even consider President Obama’s conversion to Christianity an issue and included a section entitled, “Obama’s Islam” stating:

President Obama’s Islamic faith was considered a polarizing subject between Muslims and Christians in the Republic of Kenya. It is a center of struggle in the media and continues, as the Anglican Church there attempted to orchestrate a baptismal ordination for his grandmother Sarah in a grand celebration at the Gomokinyata playground in Kizimo, the third largest city in Kenya. It was a trick to trap her, pretending to invite her as a guest, as the church sent out information about her conversion and abandonment of Islam. The young Musa Ismail Obama, the cousin of the American president commented during his interview with Al-Arab that he was with his grandmother during Ramadan in the Holy Land in Mecca to do the Umra festivities after she completed her pilgrimage by invitation from the King of Saudi Arabia. Musa Obama who studied Sharia in Medina spoke to us regarding the situation of Muslims in Kenya calling upon the Arab and Islamic states to put more efforts towards aiding the Kenyan Muslim brethren especially that since there is much support coming from Western nations and Western churches spreading to the rest of Kenyan society from different religions. Musa pointed that the situation of Muslims in Kenya is continually getting better, pointing that the village of Barack Obama, Kogelo, which is situated on the shores of Victoria Lake, in Western Kenya, for example, had no Muslims except his family. But now, they are increasing, and that the majority of new Muslims adopted Islam from the kind treatment of their family and that they have now a benevolent institution to raise funds and give important aid to the orphans and the poor, and it also gives scholarships to study Sharia in Medina [Saudi Arabia]. Musa also stated that despite [the fact that] Barack Obama hasn’t visited his tribe in Kenya since his election in the United States, there is a continual communication between him and several members of his family and his tribe in Kenya, which the Kenyan prime minister is also a member. We have also had members of the tribe who came to celebrate the appointment of one of their tribesmen as president of the United States a while ago. Musa also clarified that the election of Barack Obama had an impact for the betterment of the Muslim situation in Kenya to a certain degree, despite the attempts of churches to obstruct Muslim demands and rights, especially what relates to segregation and persecution against them in schools, as well as the issue of hijab and the lack of constitutional rights for Muslims in establishing Sharia courts.

Likewise, and probably most explosive, is president Obama’s uncle Sayid Hussein Obama, who is active in his work with the notorious Muslim World League (MWL) as reported by Saudi media:

His Excellency Dr. Abdullah bin Abdul Mohsin Al-Turki, Secretary General of the Muslim World League, and a member of the Council of Senior Scholars in Saudi Arabia in Makkah received on Monday Mr. Saeed Hussein Obama, Kenyan businessman, and uncle of President Barack Obama, President of the United States of America, who paid a visit to the Muslim World League, accompanied by a number of Kenyan graduates from Saudi universities.

This, despite the MWL’s numerous connections with al Qaeda operatives. In fact, several MWL employees have worked with al Qaeda. Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda gained material support and sponsorship, along with a cover, from MWL offices around the world. Dr. Abdullah bin Abdul Mohsin Al-Turki, Secretary General of the Muslim World League, who received Sayid, is one of the most renowned Wahhabi scholars and a pioneer in spreading Wahhabism through education.

So are the Kenyan Obamas.

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TOPICS: Current Events; Islam; Other non-Christian; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: barackobama; islam; kenya; musaismailobama; musaobama; muslim; muslims; obamabio; obamakenya; obamarelatives; sayidobama; sharia; wahhabi
A good sampling of Obama's policies toward Muslims plus other Obama linkages with Islam, as covered in these FR threads:

*Obama's excuse for embassy attack, the movie, is failure as his Muslim policy [Posted Sept. 21, 2012 by Marketfly1]

* Meet Obama’s Million Dollar Muslim Donor [Posted Oct. 14, 2012 by expat1000]

* Obama family busted in Shariah scheme - Foundation funding training for Saudi-style government [Posted Oct. 11, 2012 by Perseverando]

* Obama’s Islamic Supremacist Human Rights Rep: Meet Salam al-Marayati, 9/11 Truther & Hamas-supporter [Posted Oct. 9, 2012 by 2ndDivisionVet]

* New Ad Implies Obama Is Cozy With Muslim Brotherhood [Posted Sept. 21, 2012 by Perdogg]

* New Ad Implies Obama Is Cozy With Muslim Brotherhood [Posted Sept. 20, 2012 by Nachum]

* White House Media Ignores Obama’s Muslim Outreach Meltdown [Posted Sept. 18, 2012 by lbryce]

* For Barack Obama, Muslims can do no wrong [Posted Sept. 14, 2012 by neverdem]

* PIPES: Obama: ‘My Muslim faith’; President uses pious expressions with Muslims [Posted Sept. 11, 2012 by 2ndDivisionVet]

* Pro-Muslim Apologetic Policies of Obama - Refusal to Defend Embassy Leads to Death of US Ambassador [Posted Sept. 12, 2012 by Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh]

* Obama: ‘I Have Never Been A Muslim’ [Posted Sept. 9, 2012 by Steelfish]

* The Muslim Side of Obama [Posted June 3, 2009 by Former Farmer]

* Muammar Qadafi Acknowledges that Barack Hussein Obama is Muslim [Posted Oct. 6, 2008 by Hecht]


* Obama's pro-Muslim words [Posted Nov. 23, 2009 by freedomyes]

* Obama's Five Pillars of ............ [Posted April 14, 2009 by TenthAmendmentChampion]

* David Limbaugh: Is Obama a Christian? [Posted Aug. 27, 2010 by markomalley]

* Connect all the dots on Barack Hussein Obama [Posted Oct. 10, 2008 by savvyguy]

* Barack Obama's Muslim Childhood [Posted April 29, 2008 by PaleoConservative]

* NY Times Pulls Kristof's Piece with Obama's Muslim Call to Prayer [Posted Sept. 8, 2008 by markedmannerf]

* Mideast leader: Obama a Muslim who studied in Islamic schools [Posted Oct. 17, 2008 by Texascajun]

* My Muslim President Obama (02.25.09) [Posted Feb. 25, 2012 by libstripper]

Note: Snopes is generally "busting" the recent Muslim ring connection as a "no-go": Lord of the ring

1 posted on 10/17/2012 4:21:47 AM PDT by Colofornian
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[Note: Also a plea for consistency here: If Obama's Muslim ties are "fair game" for focus on FR, then so is Romney's Mormonism commitment.]
2 posted on 10/17/2012 4:23:36 AM PDT by Colofornian
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The average American hasn’t a CLUE how much of our tax money Obama has sent down Muslim sh*t holes while he plans to slash the military, STOLE 716 BILLION FROM MEDICARE TO FINANCE OBAMACARE and threatened to withhold senior’s social security checks!


Obamas 2009 Supplemental Appropriations for Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Pandemic Flu was revised and passed by the full committee.
It gives billions ...
of U.S. taxpayer dollars to countries and entities that support Sharia law and/or harbor, hide and support those who want to destroy the U.S. and our allies.

Read the summary from David Obeys office that was quietly released last week with nary a word from any media.

$3.6 BILLION, matching the request, to expand and improve capabilities of the Afghan security forces
$400 MILLION, as requested, to build the counterinsurgency capabilities of the Pakistani security forces

AFGHANISTAN:$1.52 BILLION,$86 MILLION above the request

WEST BANK AND GAZA:$665 MILLION in bilateral economic, humanitarian, and security assistance for the West Bank and Gaza

JORDAN:$250 million,$250 million above the request, including $100 million for economic and $150 million for security assistance

EGYPT:$360 MILLION,$310 million above the request, including $50 million for economic assistance,$50 million for border security, and $260 million for security assistance

PAKISTAN:$1.9 billion,$591 million above the request

IRAQ:$968 MILLION,$336 million above the request
Oversight:$20 million,$13 million above the request, to expand oversight capacity of the State Department, USAID, and the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan to review programs in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq

Lebanon:$74 million

International Food Assistance:$500 MILLION,$200 million above the request, for PL 480 international food assistance to alleviate suffering during the global economic crisis

REFUGEE ASSISTANCE:$343 MILLION,$50 million above the request, including humanitarian assistance for Gaza. Funding for the UN Relief and Works Agency programs in the West Bank and Gaza is limited to $119 million (Note: Gaza = Hamas)

Disaster Assistance:$200 MILLION to avert famines and provide life-saving assistance during natural disasters and for internally displaced people around the world, including Somalia, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, the Middle East and South Asia

Peacekeeping:$837 MILLION FOR UNITED NATIONS peacekeeping operations, including an expanded mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and a new mission in Chad and the Central African Republic

Department of Justice:$17 million, matching the request, for counter-terrorism activities and to provide training and assistance for the Iraqi criminal justice system

Obama gives your tax dollars to rebuild Muslim mosques around the world ...#
And THAT’S just the tip of the iceberg.
THIS will blow your mind!!
They should have 2010 up, but they don’t. That’s where you’ll find Obama’s largesse towards Muslim countries really go off the charts.

The best Obama exposure site on the net:
The Obama File ...
The United States Library of Congress has for inclusion in its historic collectionof Internet materials


3 posted on 10/17/2012 4:43:46 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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