The Kenyan Connection: Will This Be Ignored As Well?

Obama in Kenya with Odinga
Obama in Kenya with Odinga

Here’s another story for the mainstream media to ignore (which it is doing admirably, I might add).

 The man seated in this picture is Raila Odinga, current prime minister of Kenya, the second highest position in the government. How did he get there?

First, by allying himself with the radical Muslims who wish to impose a fundamentalist Muslim society on the order of Iran. Second, by intimidating and killing his opposition.

What role did Barack Obama play in his rise to power? More on that in a moment, but first I want to provide some information on Odinga’s “activities,” as related in this story in The Washington Times.

About 50 parishioners were locked into the Assemblies of God church before it was set ablaze. They were mostly women and children. Those who tried to flee were hacked to death by machete-wielding members of a mob numbering 2,000.

By mid-February 2008, more than 1,500 Kenyans were killed. Many were slain by machete-armed attackers. More than 500,000 were displaced by the religious strife. Villages lay in ruin. Many of the atrocities were perpetrated by Muslims against Christians.

The violence was led by supporters of Raila Odinga, the opposition leader who lost the Dec. 27, 2007, presidential election by more than 230,000 votes. Odinga supporters began the genocide hours after the final election results were announced Dec. 30.

In return for Muslim backing, Mr. Odinga promised to impose a number of measures favored by Muslims if he were elected president. Among these were recognition of “Islam as the only true religion,” Islamic leaders would have an “oversight role to monitor activities of ALL other religions [emphasis in original],” installation of Shariah courts in every jurisdiction, [and] a ban on Christian preaching.

Now for Obama’s role. Sen. Obama’s father was Kenyan. Odinga is from the same tribe as Obama’s father, but more than that, it appears that Obama and Odinga are actually cousins. In August 2006, Sen. Obama went to Kenya to campaign in support of Odinga. That’s when the above photo was taken. Again, from the Times article:

Mr. Odinga and Mr. Obama were nearly inseparable throughout Mr. Obama’s six-day stay. The two traveled together throughout Kenya and Mr. Obama spoke on behalf of Mr. Odinga at numerous rallies. In contrast, Mr. Obama had only criticism for Kibaki. He lashed out against the Kenyan government shortly after meeting with the president on Aug. 25. “The [Kenyan] people have to suffer over corruption perpetrated by government officials,” Mr. Obama announced.

“Kenyans are now yearning for change,” he declared. The intent of Mr. Obama’s remarks and actions was transparent to Kenyans – he was firmly behind Mr. Odinga.

Odinga has visited Obama at least three times in the U.S. The article concludes with these chilling words:

Mr. Obama’s judgment is seriously called into question when he backs an official with troubling ties to Muslim extremists and whose supporters practice ethnic cleansing and genocide. It was Islamic extremists in Kenya who bombed the U.S. Embassy in 1998, killing more than 200 and injuring thousands. None of this has dissuaded Mr. Obama from maintaining disturbing loyalties.

I couldn’t agree more. That’s why this particular political cartoon is so appropriate.