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Friday, November 27, 2009
WND Still Lying About Obama's Grandmother
Topic: WorldNetDaily

A Nov. 25 WorldNetDaily article on Barack Obama's grandmother, Sarah Obama, "making the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina, the Hajj," repeats numerous false claims about her and Barack Obama.

Unruh writes that "WND's Jerome Corsi reported in the April issue of Whistleblower that eyewitnesses and a translator claim Sarah Obama stated her famous grandson was born in Kenya, further fueling speculation Barack Obama is ineligible to serve as president." As we've detailed, those "eyewitnesses" are led by an anti-Obama Anabaptist minister, Ron McRae, whose affidavit can't be trusted -- he mostly cites "common knowledge," not actual evidence, to support his claims about Obama's birth. Further, the claim of McRae and those associated with him is contradicted by another translatot, as we've also noted.

Unruh goes on to write of Barack Obama:

He's repeatedly stated he wasn't and isn't Muslim.

But as WND has reported, public records in Indonesia listed Obama as a Muslim during his early years, and a number of childhood friends claimed to the media Obama was once a mosque-attending Muslim.

Since taking office he's described the United States as a Muslim nation.

Unruh fails as a reporter to fully document the claims he cites. He fails to state that the instances of Obama being a "mosque-attending Muslim" was, as WND previously reported, when he was a child and not relevant to his religion today. Unruh also takes the "Muslim nation" statement grossly out of context; in fact, Obama said, "Whatever we once were, we're no longer a Christian nation. At least not just. We are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, and a Buddhist nation, and a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers."

It's not that difficult to tell the truth. Why do Unruh and WND seem utterly incapable of doing so when the subject is Obama? The Obama-hate is just too poisonous among Joseph Farah and crew, apparently.

Posted by Terry K. at 2:00 PM EST

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