Saturday, January 27, 2018

Photo emerges of Obama and Farrakhan together from 2005

The following article appeared in the American Thinker on January 26th

A long-buried photograph showing a smiling Barack Obama standing with virulent anti-white, anti-Semite Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan has emerged more than 12 years after it was taken.
Farrakhan and Hussein
The photo, taken in 2005 at a meeting of the Congressional Black Caucus, was snapped by reporter Askia Muhammad. Talking Points Memo has the back story:

Reached by TPM on Thursday, Muhammad said a “staff member” for the CBC contacted him “sort of in a panic” after he took the photo at a caucus meeting in 2005. TPM has published the photo above with Muhammad’s permission.

“I sort of understood what was going on,” Muhammad told TPM. “I promised and made arrangements to give the picture to Leonard Farrakhan,” the minister’s son-in-law and chief of staff.

Muhammad said he gave away “the disk” from his camera but “copied the photograph from that day onto a file” on his computer.

“Realizing that I had given it up, I mean, it was sort of like a promise to keep the photograph secret,” Muhammad said.

Muhammad said he did not release his copy of the photograph because he thought it would be perceived as a betrayal of that promise: “I was really, I guess, afraid of them.”

That's a pretty chilling admission. Muhammad knew full well what the NOI was capable of and was apparently frightened into silence.

Muhammad said he thought the photograph would be “damaging politically” if it were released and was afraid that someone might “break into his apartment” looking for it, like “that Watergate crap.” He said he “felt a little bit more at ease” after Farrakhan in 2016 claimed that Obama visited his home in Chicago. Muhammad contacted Farrakhan in autumn 2017 with the “final manuscript” for a self-published book containing the photo.

“I sent him a copy of the manuscript suggesting that, showing him the picture, and saying to him, if he did not object, I was going to publish it,” Muhammad said. “He had no objection.”

If the picture had been made public before the 2008 election, would it have made a difference? I think 2008 was a Democratic year anyway so Obama would probably have been elected despite the connection to Farrakhan.

But what if the photo had emerged during the primaries? Would it have helped Hillary Clinton? It's impossible to judge but it's interesting speculation.

The photo reminds us just how carefully the Obama team groomed his image to hide his radicalism. We're still waiting for the LA Times to release a video where Obama was said to praise anti-Israel radical Rashid Khalidi, a Palestinian apologist for terrorism. Of course, Obama's ties to the radical preacher Jeremiah Wright are well known, but what has never been understood about Obama were his emotional and political ties to Farrakhan.

(Article continues HERE

Ed. The photo, remember, was " a meeting of the Congressional Black Caucus."  This the most dangerous and corrupt group in the House, yet thugs like Rep. John Lewis would have everyone believe that congressional Blacks are forever put upon by racist Whites.

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