No, I’m not referring to today’s Presdiential election. I’m referring to Obama’s 2007 involvement in the Presidential elections in Kenya – a subject virtually ignored by the US Press but covered by the International Press.
Obama toured Kenya at US Taxpayer Expense in 2007. While in Kenya he Campaigned for his cousin Raila Odinga. Odinga had previously been jailed for his part in an unsuccessful attempt at the violent overthrow of the Kenyan Government (1982). http://allafrica.com/stories/200607210225.html http://www.sundayvision.co.ug/detail.php?mainNewsCategoryId=7&newsCategoryId=648&newsId
CBS International Reports – Obama Campaigns for Odinga – His Cousin – Obama described as “stooge” for Odinga by Kenyan Government Spokesman.
Odinga claims he and Obama are cousins. They are members of the Kenya’s Luo tribe. Odinga admitts to being a Marxist/Soviet styled Communist. He was education on a Russian Scholarship to an East German University in the 1960’s. Odinga named his son after Cuban President Fidel Castro. http://www.kenya-advisor.com/kenya-and-the-cold-war.html
Reuters Reports Obama/Odinga Cousins –
NOTE: At the end of the above video Odinga claims Obama was negotiating on behalf of Odinga with Kenyan President Kibaki.
Obama actively campaigned for Odinga while Odinga negotiated a “political agreement” with Kenya’s Islamic leaders that would establish Sharia (Islamic) Courts of law, prohibit public displays of or the public worship of Chistianity, deny woman access to education and implement Sharia dress standards for Kenyan woman. Both Obama and Odinga denied the existence of this agreement, as the Washington Times states, “Mr. Odinga had the backing of Kenya’s Muslim community heading into the election. For months he denied any ties to Muslim leaders, but fell silent when Sheik Abdullahi Abdi, chairman of the National Muslim Leaders Forum, appeared on Kenya television displaying a memorandum of understanding signed on Aug. 29, 2007, by Mr. Odinga and the Muslim leader. Mr. Odinga then denied his denials, embracing the previously denied agreement.”
The details of the MOU were shocking. In return for Muslim backing, Mr. Odinga promised to impose a number of measures favored by Muslims if he were elected president. Among these were recognition of “Islam as the only true religion,” Islamic leaders would have an “oversight role to monitor activities of ALL other religions [emphasis in original],” installation of Shariah courts in every jurisdiction, a ban on Christian preaching, replacement of the police commissioner who “allowed himself to be used by heathens and Zionists,” adoption of a women’s dress code, and bans on alcohol and pork. The agreement also calls for Kenya to establish a “safe-haven” for terriorist being sought by the US. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/oct/12/obamas-kenya-ghosts/
NTV – Kenyan National TV / Nairobi – Broadcast cited above – (MOU) Kenyan Muslim Leadership Confirming Agreement – Odinga embraces the agreement at the end of the broadcast.
Odinga later made the MOU, described above, a center piece of his campaign ………
NTV – Odinga Campaings On MOU in Kenya’s Coast Region – Kenya’s Leading Muslim’s In Attendance
The Odinga/Obama campaign heightened Tribal and Religous animosities.
Odinga lost the contested election and his suppoprters ignited tragic inter-tribal violence that claimed over 1500 lifes and displaced over 500,000. In one instance of particlaurly brutal violence, ” “About 50 parishioners were locked into the Assemblies of God church before it was set ablaze. They were mostly women and children. Those who tried to flee were hacked to death by machete-wielding members of a mob numbering 2,000.” By mid-February 2008, more than 1,500 Kenyans were killed. Many were slain by machete-armed attackers. More than 500,000 were displaced by the religious strife. Villages lay in ruin. Many of the atrocities were perpetrated by Muslims against Christians.” http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/oct/12/obamas-kenya-ghosts/
THE BBC REPORTS ON THE ELDORET MASSACRE AND THE TRIBAL VIOLENCE – THE UNITED NATIONS STATES THAT WHILE THERE WERE “IRREGULARITIES” THE ELECTION WAS NOT STOLEN. President Kibaki remains in office today.
Contrary to Press Reports – The Luo Tribe, Odinga and Obama’s Tribe, is not the predominant ethnic group in Kenya. Kenya’s Ethnic breakdown, based on 2000 Census Data is; Kikuyu Tribe 22%, Luhya Tribe14%, Luo Tribe 13%, Kalenjin Tribe 12%, Kambia Tribe 11%, Kisil Yribe 6%, Meru Tribe 6%, other African 15%, non-African (Asian, European and Arab) 1%. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenyan
And while it is believed that Kenya has experienced a dramatic increase in the number of Keyan’s who profess to be Muslim, it is still believed that Christians still out number Muslims at better than 5 to 1 ratio. The 2000 Census data revealed this breakdown – Protestant 45%, Roman Catholic 33%, Muslim 10%, indigenous beliefs 10%, other 2%. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenyan
Assertions that Kenya is predominantly Muslim or Luo are simply false.
Australlian TV Reports On Post Election Violence
CNN International Reports – Luo Tribe Militia Called “The Taliban”