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Monday, May 4, 2009
Klein Uses A Liar To Substantiate Obama Lie
Topic: WorldNetDaily

On our massive list of lies WorldNetDaily has told about Barack Obama is the claim that his grandmother, Sarah Obama, has confirmed that Barack Obama was born in Kenya. In a May 3 WND article by Aaron Klein about the shocking fact that Sarah Obama, a Muslim, is planning to do the Hajj pilgrimage -- which, of course, provides an excuse for Klein to yet again rehash Barack's purported ties with Islam -- Klein repeats the lie again: "WND's Jerome Corsi reports in the April issue of Whistleblower that Sarah Obama is also the woman who affirmed her elected grandson was born in Kenya, prompting doubts that Barack Obama is eligible to serve as president of the United States."

Slate has debunked that lie

On Oct. 16 [2008], an Anabaptist minister named Ron McRae called Sarah Hussein Obama, the president-elect's 86-year-old paternal step-grandmother, at her home in Kenya. Two translators were on the line when McRae asked if the elder Obama was "present" when the president-elect was born. One of the translators says "yes." McRae contacted Berg and gave him a partial transcript of the call with a signed affidavit. He opted not to include the rest of the call, in which he asks the question more directly—"Was he born in Mombassa?"—and the translators, finally understanding him, tell him repeatedly that the president-elect was born in Hawaii.

Klein goes on to state that "Obama supporters say Sarah Obama's words were mistranslated" -- but refuses to detail the evidence backing up with those "supporters" say. He then asserts that Corsi claims "eyewitnesses and affadavits from a translator verifying Sarah Obama testified to being present at Barack Obama's birth in Mombasa, Kenya."

Whistleblower, Corsi writes, obtained an affidavit submitted by Rev. Kweli Shuhubia, the official Swahili translator for the Anabaptist Conference held annually in Kenya.

In the affidavit Shuhubia states that he visited Obama's grandmother at her home to conduct a telephone conference interview with Bishop Ron McRae in the United States, in which the bishop asked Sarah Obama if her grandson was born in Kenya.

"Ms. Sarah Hussein Obama was very adamant that her grandson, Senator Barack Hussein Obama, was born in Kenya, and that she was present and witnessed his birth in Kenya, not the United States," Shuhubia states in the affidavit. "During the conversation, Ms. Sarah Hussein Obama never changed her reply that she was indeed present when Senator Barack Obama was born in Kenya."

Corsi's assertions, however, mean nothing because he is a documented liar. Also among the list of WND's Obama lies are claims by Corsi that documents he purported obtained in Kenyaprove that Obama had a close relationship with Kenyan prime minister Raila Odinga. But as we've detailed, those documents are almost assuredly fraudulent.

Klein is using a liar to back up a lie. Not exactly responsible journalism, is it?

Posted by Terry K. at 10:24 AM EDT

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