When the Daily Caller’s Charles Johnson wrote about the expedited service the Barack H. Obama Foundation (BHOF) received by IRS official Lois Lerner, we began digging into the background of the man who heads the BHOF – Malik Obama. Malik, President Obama’s half-brother has been accused of polygamy, statutory rape, wife-beating. Walid discovered that he also has connections to Wahhabist groups and individuals like the World Association of Muslim Youth (WAMY).
When we submitted a press release (posted below) to PRWeb, it was essentially rejected in total, for the following reasons:
1.) Headline too inflammatory. Headline was as follows: New IRS Scandal: Islamic Extremism and Sex Slaves
2.) They also objected to the following sentence in the first paragraph: “…she (Lerner) may have facilitated a major scandal that includes alleged polygamy, statutory rape, assault, and terror recruitment.” PR Web’s problem with that sentence? They will not publish those allegations without a current court case involving those charges being filed. Apparently, PR Web has a problem despite Malik being a public figure and our use of the word “allegations”.
3.) Johnson’s article “reads like an opinion piece”. We explained that Johnson’s facts are indisputable; he even linked to the form signed by Lerner on June 26, 2011. That document was in response to an application by BHOF submitted one month earlier, in May.
4.) A New York Post article we cited in the Press release quoted the authors as referring to BHOF as a ‘questionable charity’. The article referred to Malik as a ‘polygamist’ and relayed a direct quote it received from Alton Ray Baysden, whose home is where BHOF was founded. Baysden was quoted as saying that the group’s tax-exempt status application had still not been filed by May 8th. Here is the relevant excerpt from the Post article:
Alton Ray Baysden, a former State Department employee at whose Virginia home the charity was founded in 2008, admitted the organization has not even applied for tax-exempt status.
“We haven’t been able to find someone with the expertise to do this,” he told The Post. “We are informally scouting for an executive director, someone who knows how to register the charity.”
PRWeb would not say that the Post didn’t talk to Baysden. They would only say that the Post is too much like a ‘tabloid’ to be able to use as a third-party source.
5.) PRWeb used the same ‘tabloid’ reference to another source used in the press release. That source was an article written by Andrew Malone at the U.K. Daily Mail. Malone interviewed wives of Malik, one of whom claims to have been married to the President’s brother while underage. That we included a video of one of those wives giving a firsthand account of her ordeal was of no consequence because, well, they don’t rely on videos.
6.) As part of the press release, we included a link to the Arabic source Walid found that reported on Malik’s work with the Islamic Da’wa Organization and Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, a man wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for crimes against humanity. The reason for this being a problem? Well, it wasn’t in English.
PRWeb apparently does not know how to use Google translate.
7.) One of our sources for the press release was Walid’s translation by Walid of an interview on Al-Jazeera with Musa Ismail Obama. The problem with this was not that the source was Al-Jazeera; it was that Walid is not a trusted source to translate Arabic.
Here is a copy of the Press Release PRWeb rejected:
New IRS Scandal: Islamic Extremism and Sex Slaves
In research conducted for the Forum For Middle East Understanding (FFMU) by former Muslim Brotherhood activist and current Arab analyst Walid Shoebat, it has been learned that when the IRS’ Lois Lerner approved the tax-exempt status of the Barack H. Obama Foundation, she may have facilitated a major scandal that includes alleged polygamy, statutory rape, assault, and terror recruitment.
The favorable treatment received by the Foundation headed by Malik Obama – President Obama’s half-brother – from the IRS, as reported by the Daily Caller, is part of a much larger story involving the Barack H. Obama Foundation, which has been identified by the New York Post as a ‘questionable charity’.
This 22-page investigative report is breathtaking and further questions the integrity of the Obama administration.
The Arabic Alriyadh reported that Malik has participated in meetings of the Islamic Da’wa Organization in Khartoum with Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir – who is wanted for crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court (ICC) – in attendance.
“The primary objective of the Islamic Da’wa Organization,” Shoebat says, “is the spread of Wahhabist Islam across Africa.”
According to the U.K. Daily Mail, Abdul Malik is on extremely friendly terms with his half-brother. Each was the best man at the other’s wedding and according to Abdul Malik, he has “regular contact with the president,” according to another Daily Mail article.
Malik’s dealings make the Mama Sarah Obama Foundation (MSOF), founded and led by President Obama’s step-grandmother, Mama Sarah, even more relevant. Last year, Shoebat translated an interview Al-Jazeera did with the President’s first cousin – Musa Ismail Obama.
In that interview, Musa boasted that most of the funds from MSOF goes to fund Wahhabist Madrassa Scholarships and not the orphans. He also admitted that 90% of the Foundation’s funds come from America. Funds to MSOF go through a tax-exempt, U.S. Charitable conduit identified as the California Community Foundation (CCF). Entities that have contributed to MSOF through CCF include major charities like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The Carnegie Foundation and Catholic Relief Charities, as reported by the American Spectator’s Jeffrey Lord.
Investigative Report compiled by Forum for Middle East Understanding researched by Walid Shoebat. Full report can be viewed here.
When we asked PRWeb for an example of a third party source that they consider to be reputable or acceptable, we were told…
…wait for it…
The New York Times.