President Obama’s Brother Attacks Walid Shoebat

Malik Obama granted an interview to the Turkish Anatolian Press Hespress (also published on Al-Jazeera and Almasryalyoum) in an attempt to refute our findings into his terror-supporting efforts in Kenya and the Sudan. While our claims about him are loaded with evidence, which can be read here, here, here, here, here, here, and here (even more here), none of this research is refuted by Mr. Obama. I will avoid responding to Malik’s personal attacks on my character. Instead, I will do him a favor and translate excerpts from the Anatolian Press piece (Al-Jazeera and other outlets reported on the story but did not include my name as one of Malik’s targets) and link to the full article.

Malik Obama: Doesn't like Shoebat.

Malik Obama: Doesn’t like Shoebat.

Via Anatolia Press:

Obama: Investment funds for the Brotherhood in Egypt is “nonsense “
Saturday September 21, 2013 – 06:05

Malik Hussein Obama, the oldest half-brother of U.S. President Barack Obama responds to the rumors about his management of the investments of the Muslim Brotherhood in Africa, pointing out that these allegations are “pure nonsense”.

The accusation comes from Tahani Jabali – a former judge Supreme Constitutional Court (the highest judicial body in Egypt) regarding Malik’s management of foreign investments in the Muslim Brotherhood in Africa, and against the backdrop of the accusation, reported on [Egyptian] local media that one of the Egyptian lawyers submitted a request to Egypt’s Attorney General Hisham Barakat, to place Malik Obama on the border patrol’s watch list.

In response to the accusation Malik said in a telephone interview with a correspondent of the agency Anatolia news agency:

“I heard these allegations that are traded over the Internet, which is nothing more than sheer nonsense.”

The brother of the U.S. president blamed Walid Shoebat… for promoting such charges.

…Shoebat is known for his criticism of Islam and his support for Israel. He is a Palestinian writer who holds U.S. citizenship and describes himself as a “Muslim terrorist in his earlier life” according to what was said by Malik Obama.

Malik, the elder half-brother of U.S. President, accused Shoebat… of waging a “smear campaign” not only on him but against President Obama, adding:

“These people are seeking to gain publicity by attacking my brother, Barack Obama, President of the United States of America who is serving the American people and the world.”

Malik pointed out that people…

“…should ignore claims about my connections to the Muslim Brotherhood because Shoebat… (is)… famous for selling lies,” adding that “if those claims are credible, the press in Kenyan would have run with the story much earlier,” noting that “Shoebat defected from his faith in Islam and… adopts the idea to exact revenge on Muslims and brother Barack Obama on behalf of the Israelis.”

In response to a question about whether he had visited Egypt or intend to visit soon, Malik said, “I did not go to Egypt before,” but he also said, “I am a Muslim and I do not promote hatred or violence, nor have I belonged to any extremist group in my life.”

Malik stressed his role in spreading world peace, saying:

“I am a peace activist and my organization is registered as a peace-making philanthropy in Kenya, and I as head of the Obama clan, I do my part in spreading world peace and human development through the Barak H. Obama Foundation which we established in Kenya as does my brother in turn does for Americans and the world.”{emphasis mine} – Translation by Walid Shoebat

We expect no thanks from Malik for doing him the favor of giving him a wider audience, nor do we take interest in responding to his personal attacks. However, there are a few things we’d like to point out (see excerpts in bold above).

  1. While Malik blamed us for the charges levied against him by Egyptian official Tahani Al-Jebali, we simply reported her charges; we didn’t make them. Jebali alleges that Malik is a major financier within the Muslim Brotherhood. Our reports have consistently focused on Malik’s affiliation with the Islamic Da’wa Organization (IDO), which is an arm of the Sudanese government. It is interesting that he neither acknowledged nor attempted to debunk our reports.
  2. Malik implies that because I left Islam, I can’t be trusted. Didn’t his brother Barack leave Islam for Christianity too? Does this not mean that Malik can’t trust his brother either?
  3. Note that Malik says he is “the head of the Obama clan”. As such, this puts him in a position of superiority over his younger brother Barack. Did Malik use this authority in any way to get expeditious and illegal tax-exempt status from the IRS’s Lois Lerner for his foundation?

We thank Malik for mentioning us. Relaying his sentiment was the least we could do.


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