Thursday, January 10, 2008

Obama: Is he "down" with Sharia?

Not only is Obama buddy - buddy with Kenya's Raila Odinga, he's also his cousin.

From FReeper Extraordinaire Beckwith.

Obama and Odinga share the same Luo heritage and history and has made it possible for them to share the same spotlight at this defining moment in Kenyan and American histories about hope and fear. Raila Odinga has, in his own words, a "close personal friendship" with Obama.

When Obama went to Kenya in August of 2006, he was hosted by Raila and spoke in praise of him at several rallies in Nairobi.

Obama’s bias for his fellow Luo was so blatant that a Kenya government spokesman denounced Obama during his visit as Raila’s "stooge."

When Raila Odinga lost the presidential election to Mwai Kibaki, he claimed the vote was rigged, whereupon his tribal followers went on murderous rampages, such as in the town of Eldoret, where on New Years Day dozens of Christians were burned to death in a church set on fire.

Throughout Kenya, hundreds of people have been politically murdered in the last few days.

Why we should care -

Islam had picked Raila to win.

The Evangelical Alliance of Kenya has posted on its website a photograph copy of a Memorandum of Understanding, dated and signed on August 29, 2007, between Raila Odinga and Shiekh Abdullah Abdi, chairman of the National Muslim Leaders Forum of Kenya.

Here is a summary on the agreement which was signed:

* It pledges the support of Kenyan Moslems for Raila’s election.

In return, as President of Kenya, Raila agrees to 14 actions, listed a) through n) on page two.*

Within 6 months re-write the Constitution of Kenya to recognize Shariah as the only true law sanctioned by the Holy Quran for Muslim declared regions.*

Within one year facilitate the establishment of a Shariah court in every Kenyan divisional headquarters. [Note: everywhere in Kenya, not just in "Muslim declared regions."]*

Popularize Islam, the only true religion… by ordering every primary school in Kenya in the regions to conduct daily Madrassa classes.*

Impose a total ban on open-air gospel crusades by worshippers of the cross…*

Outlaw gospel programs… on KBC, the National Broadcaster.*

Impose a total ban on the public consumption of alcoholic beverages…*

Impose an immediate ban on women’s public dressing styles that are considered immoral and offensive to the Muslim faith…

Obama's involvement in Kenyan politics, whether tribal or religious, is bothersome.

Especially if it is both.

P.S. For everything you wanted to know about Obama...and more, click here on The Obama File and here at An American Expat in Asia.

IMO somebody needs to start asking Obama some hard questions - just sayin'.

Speaking of: AU leaves Kenya without a deal. Kofi Annan to take over negotiations. (I say send Obama)