>>>>> No they wouldn't. They would have to find a good reason to think
>>>>> Obama is muslim.
> Two silly clowns dancing around the issue.
> It matters naught what people think, but it
> does matter what is fact, whether or not any
> portion of the population believes said fact.
> I have over the past several months, posted
> articles which provide evidence that shows
> Barak Hussein Mohammad Obama is not
> only muslim but an agent of the Muslim
> Thursday, I posted an article that shows how
> he was recruited by an MB agent.
>Obama Had Close Ties to Top Saudi Adviser at Early Age
>Wednesday, September 3, 2008 5:58 PM
>By: Kenneth R. Timmerman
>New evidence has emerged that Democratic presidential
>candidate Barack Obama was closely associated as early
>as age 25 to a key adviser to a Saudi billionaire who had
>mentored the founding members of the Black Panthers.
>In a videotaped interview this year on New York¹s all
>news cable channel NY1, a prominent African-American
>businessman and political figure made the curious
>disclosures about Obama.
>See Video Clip @
>Percy Sutton, the former borough president of Manhattan, off-handedly
>revealed the unusual circumstances about his first encounter with the young
>³I was introduced to (Obama) by a friend who was raising money for him,²
>Sutton told NY1 city hall reporter Dominic Carter.
>³The friend¹s name is Dr. Khalid al-Mansour, from Texas,² Sutton said. ³He
>is the principal adviser to one of the world¹s richest men. He told me about
>Sutton, the founder of Inner City Broadcasting, said al-Mansour contacted
>him to ask a favour: Would Sutton write a letter in support of Obama¹s
>application to Harvard Law School?
>³He wrote to me about him,² Sutton recalled. ³And his introduction was there
>is a young man that has applied to Harvard. I know that you have a few
>friends up there because you used to go up there to speak. Would you please
>write a letter in support of him?²
>Sutton said he acted on his friend al-Mansour¹s advice.
>ìI wrote a letter of support of him to my friends at Harvard, saying to them
>I thought there was a genius that was going to be available and I certainly
>hoped they would treat him kindly,î Sutton told NY1.
>Sutton did not say why al-Mansour was helping Obama, how he discovered him,
>or from whom he was raising money on Obama¹s behalf.
>A Sutton aide said that Sutton, 88, is ailing and is unlikely to do
>additional TV interviews in the near future. The aide could not provide
>additional comment for this story.
>As it turned out, Obama did attend Harvard Law School after graduating from
>Columbia University in New York and doing a stint as a community organizer
>The New York Times described how transformative his Harvard experience
>became for the young Obama: ³He arrived there as an unknown, Afro-wearing
>community organizer who had spent years searching for his identity; by the
>time he left, he had his first national news media exposure, a book contract
>and a shot of confidence from running the most powerful legal journal in the
>The details of Obama¹s academic performance are well known: At Harvard,
>Obama rose to academic distinction becoming the editor of the Harvard Law
>Review and graduating magna cum laude.
>Less known are the reasons al-Mansour, an activist African-American Muslim,
>would be a key backer for a young man from Hawaii seeking to attend the most
>Ivy of the Ivy League law schools.
>Khalid al-Mansour a.k.a. Don Warden
>In an exclusive interview from his home in San Antonio, Texas, al-Mansour
>said he would not comment specifically on the statement by Percy Sutton
>because he was afraid anything he said would get ³distorted.²
>³I was determined I was never going to be in that situation,² he said.
>³Bloggers are saying this is the new Rev. Wright ó in drag! ó and he is a
>nationalist, racist, and worse than Rev. Wright. So any statement that I
>made would only further this activity which is not in the interest of
>But in the lengthy interview, al-Mansour confirmed that he frequently spoke
>on university campuses, including Columbia, where Percy Sutton suggested he
>met Obama in the late 1980s, and confirmed his close relationship with
>ìI am not surprised to learn about this,î said Niger Innis, spokesman of the
>Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). ìIt is clear that Barack Obamaís ties to
>the left are familial, generational, and have lasted for several years.î
>Although many Americans have never heard of Khalid Abdullah Tariq al-Mansour
>(his full name), he is well known within the black community as a lawyer, an
>orthodox Muslim, a black nationalist, an author, an international
>deal-maker, an educator, and an outspoken enemy of Israel.
>A graduate of Howard University with a law degree from the University of
>California, al-Mansour sits on numerous corporate boards, including the
>Saudi African Bank and Chicago-based LaGray Chemical Co. LaGray, which was
>formed to do business in Africa, counts former Nigerian President General
>Abdusalam Abubakar on its advisory board.
>He also sits on the board of the non-profit African Leadership Academy,
>along with top McCain for President adviser Carly Fiorina, and organized a
>tribute to the President of Ghana at the Clinton White House in 1995, along
>with pop star Michael Jackson.
>But his writings and books are packed with anti-American rhetoric
>reminiscent of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Obamaís disgraced former pastor.
>In a 1995 book, ìThe Lost Books of Africa Rediscovered,î he alleged that the
>United States was plotting genocide against black Americans.
>The first "genocide against the black man began 300 years ago," he told an
>audience in Harlem at a book-signing, while a second "genocide" was on the
>way ìto remove 15 million Black people, considered disposable, of no
>relevance, value or benefit to the American society.î
>In the 1960s, when he founded the African American Association in the San
>Francisco Bay area, he was known as Donald Warden.
>According to the Social Activism Project at the University of California at
>Berkley, Warden, a.k.a. Khalid al-Mansour, was the mentor of Black Panther
>Party founder Huey Newton and his cohort, Bobby Seale.
>Newton later had a falling out with Warden, who was described in a 1994 book
>as ìthe most articulate spokesperson for black nationalismî at the time.
>The falling out wasnít purely political, according to author Hugh Pearson.
>ìSometimes Newton and the other members of (Wardenís) security detail got
>into fights with young whites who didnít like what Warden had to say about
>whites. Rather than ëthrow downí along with the security detail, Warden
>refused to fight,î Pearson wrote in ìShadow of the Panther: Huey Newton and
>the Price of Black Power in America.î
>U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee of California entered an official statement of
>appreciation of Warden and his Black Panther colleagues in the
>African-American Association in the Congressional Record on April 23, 2007.
>ìAmong the founding members (of the Association) were community leaders such
>as Khalid Al-Mansour (known then as Don Warden); future Judges Henry Ramsey
>and Thelton Henderson; future Congressman and Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums, and
>future Black Panthers Huey Newton and Bobby Seale,î the Democratic
>representativeís statement said.
>Al-Mansourís more recent videotaped speeches focus on Muslim themes, and
>abound with anti-Semitic theories and anti-Israel vitriol.
>ìToday, the Palestinians are being brutalized like savages,î he told an
>audience in South Africa. ìIf you protest you will go to jail, and you may
>be killed. And they say they are the only democratic country in the Middle
>East. ... They are lying on God.î
>He accused the Jews of ìstealing the land the same way the Christians stole
>the land from the Indians in America.î
>The Saudi Connection
>But al-Mansourís sponsorship of Obama as a prospective Harvard law student
>is important for another reason beyond his Islamic and anti-American
>rhetoric and early Black Panther ties.
>At the time Percy Sutton, a former lawyer for Malcolm X and a former
>business partner of al-Mansour, says he was raising money for Obamaís
>graduate school education, al-Mansour was representing top members of the
>Saudi Royal family seeking to do business and exert influence in the United
>In 1989, for example ó just one year after Obama entered Harvard Law School
>ó The Los Angeles Times revealed that al-Mansour had been advising Saudi
>billionaires Abdul Aziz and Khalid al-Ibrahim in their secret effort to
>acquire a major stake in prime oceanfront property in Marina del Rey,
>Calif., through ìan elaborate network of corporate shells in California, the
>Caribbean and Europe.î
>At the same time, he was also advising Prince Alwaleed bin Talal in his U.S.
>investments, and sits on the board of his premier investment vehicle,
>Prince Alwaleed, 53, is the nephew if King Abdallah of Saudi Arabia. Forbes
>magazine ranked him this year as the 19th richest person on the planet, with
>a fortune in excess of $23 billion. He owns large chunks of Citigroup and
>News Corp., the holding company that controls Fox News.
>He is best known in the United States for his offer to donate $10 million to
>help rebuild downtown Manhattan after the 9/11 attacks. But after the prince
>made a public comment suggesting that U.S. policies had contributed to
>causing the attacks, Mayor Rudy Giuliani handed back his check.
>"I entirely reject that statement," Giuliani said. "There is no moral
>equivalent for this (terrorist) act. There is no justification for it. The
>people who did it lost any right to ask for justification for it when they
>slaughtered 4,000 or 5,000 innocent people.î
>Since then, Prince Alwaleedís Kingdom Foundation has given millions of
>dollars to Muslim charities in the United States, including several whose
>leaders have been indicted on terrorism-related charges in federal courts.
>He also has given tens of millions of dollars to Harvard and other major
>U.S. universities, to establish programs in Islamic studies.
>The casual statement by Percy Sutton to NY1 is the first time anyone has
>hinted at a relationship between Obama and the Saudi royal family.
>Although al-Mansour glosses over his ties to the Saudi mega-billionaire in
>some of his public talks, he has represented the Saudiís interests in the
>United States, in Britain, and in Africa for more than a quarter century,
>according to public records.
>He told Newsmax that he has personally introduced Prince Alwaleed to ì51 of
>the 53 leaders of Africa,î traveling from country to country on the Saudi
>princeís private jet.
>He knows virtually every black leader in America, from the business
>community, to community activists, to the worlds of politics and
>When Michael Jackson was on the ropes in the mid-1990s following a series of
>lawsuits by the parents of children accusing him of sexual abuse, al-Mansour
>introduced him to Prince Alwaleed, whose Kingdom Entertainment signed a
>joint venture with Jackson in 1996.
>ìJackson and Alwaleed became pals in 1994, when a mutual friend from
>Alwaleed's college days in California arranged a lunch meeting aboard the
>prince's yacht in Cannes,î Time magazine reported about the new partnership
>The mutual friend was al-Mansour.
>ìAs a black American, I am exceedingly proud at the American peopleís
>response to Barack Obamaís candidacy,î said COREís Niger Innis. ìBut to deny
>that he has long-standing ties to left-wing elements in our polity is to
>deny reality. If you want to be president of the United States, it is not
>racism if you ask these kind of questions, and he has to come up with an
>answer, hopefully the truth.î
>Sutton gives no clues as to why al-Mansour would be raising money to help
>Obama go to law school. Obama has said during his campaign that he paid his
>way through Harvard with student loans.
>For Jesse Lee Peterson, founder of the Los Angeles-based Brotherhood
>Organization of a New Destiny (BOND), these latest revelations about Obamaís
>ties to Saudi financiers were an important wake-up call.
>ìTo me, this opened up more questions about Barack Obama and his
>relationship to the Muslim world,î Peterson told Newsmax.
>ìA lot of people are caught up with the emotional aspect of Barack Obama,
>the movie star aspect, the false promises that heís going to take care of
>everyone and their Mama.î
>But when the full story of Obama's ties to radical preachers such as Wright
>and to black Muslim leader Louis Farrakhan comes out, Peterson believes that
>Obamaís star power will fade.
>"I think there's more to this story and to Barack Obama than we realize,"
>Peterson said. "As all the truth comes out before the election, I don't
>think he has a chance. I can't see American's taking that kind of risk."
>The Obama campaign did not respond to requests for comment.