Columnist Says Barack Obama 'Lied To The American People;' Asks Publisher to Withdraw Obama's Book

Aug 10, 2004, 01:00 ET from Andy Martin Worldwide Communications

    NEW YORK, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ --'s independent contrarian
 columnist, Andy Martin, will publish a column and hold simultaneous news
 conferences in New York and London on Wednesday, August 11th to disclose he
 believes Barack Obama is a political fraud who "lied to the American people."
 Martin has asked Crown Books to stop sales of Obama's book because of its
 fraudulent content.  Martin says Obama may be a threat to the Jewish
      New York:
      Time/date:    Wednesday, August 11, 2004  11:00 A.M.
      Location:     Northeast Corner of Fifth Avenue and 65th
                    Street (Temple Emanu-El)
      Time/date:    Wednesday, August 11, 2004 4:00 P.M.
      Location:     2 Dryden Mansions, Queens Club Gardens
                    London W14
     "I feel sad having to expose Barack Obama," says Martin, "but the man is a
 complete fraud.  The truth is going to surprise, and disappoint, and outrage
 many people who were drawn to him.  He has lied to the American people, and he
 has sought to misrepresent his own heritage.
     "Obama's life story is vastly different from the one he portrays.  My
 point:  if he will lie about his mother and father, what else is he lying
 about?  Can we expect 'bimbo eruptions?'
     "Fiction:  Obama stated in his Convention speech:  'My father ... grew up
 herding goats.'  The 'goat herder' claim has been repeated endlessly.  It is a
 lie.  Fact:  Obama's grandfather, Hussein Onyango Obama was a prominent and
 wealthy farmer.  His son, Obama's father, was a child of privilege, not
 privation.  He was an outstanding student, not a herdsman.
     "Fiction:  Obama was given an 'African' name.  Fact: Obama is a Muslim who
 has concealed his religion.  I am a strong supporter of the Muslim community,
 and I believe Muslims have been scapegoated.  Obama has a great opportunity to
 be forthright.  Instead, he has treated his Muslim heritage as a dark secret.
 His grandfather was named 'Hussein.'  That is an Arabic-Muslim, not African,
 name.  Hussein was a devout Muslim and named his son, Barack Senior, 'Baraka.'
 Baraka is an Arabic word meaning 'blessed.'  Baraka comes out of the Koran and
 Arabic, not Africa.
     "Barack Senior was also a devoted Muslim, and also chose a Muslim name for
 his son, our own Barack Obama, Junior.  Again, his name was an Arabic and
     Obama has spent a lifetime running from his family heritage and religious
 heritage.  Would his father have given his son a Koranic name if the father
 was not a devout Muslim?  Obama's stepfather was also a Muslim.  Obama will be
 the first Muslim-heritage senator; he should be proud of that fact.  There is
 nothing to be ashamed of in any of the three great Abrahamic religions.
     "Fiction:  Obama Senior was a harmless student 'immigrant' who came to the
 United States only to study.  Fact:  Obama was part of one of the most corrupt
 and violent organizations in Africa:  the Kenyatta regime.  Obama's father ran
 back to Kenya soon after the British left.  It is likely Obama's father had
 Mau Mau sympathies or connections, or he would not have been welcomed into the
 murderous inner circle of rapists, murderers, and arsonists.  I believe
 Obama's secret shame at his family history of rape, murder and arson is what
 actualizes him.  Our research is not yet complete.  We are seeking to examine
 British colonial records.  Our investigation to date has drawn on information
 on three continents.
     "And what about Obama's beloved Kenyan brothers and sisters?  None of his
 family was invited to Boston to share his prominence.  Are his relatives being
 kept in the closet?  Where are they?  More secrecy, more prevarication.
     "It is time for Barack Obama to stop presenting a fantasy to the American
 people.  We are forgiving and many would still support him.  It may well be
 that his concealment is meant to endanger Israel.  His Muslim religion would
 obviously raise serious questions in many Jewish circles where Obama now
 enjoys support," Martin states.
     "Our investigation is continuing.  In he meantime, Crown Books should stop
 selling Obama's novelization of his life.  We have asked Crown to do that.
 Obama is living a lie."

SOURCES: Martin's columns at (Govt & Politics); E-mail:

SOURCE Andy Martin Worldwide Communications