Kenya to deport anti-Obama author

Reply Tue 7 Oct, 2008 11:58 am
The author of an inflammatory biography of Obama, containing besides other 'mistakes' the false allegation he was raised as a Muslim, has ben detained in Kenya.

Jerome Corsi was promoting his latest book and attempting to travel donate money to Barack Obama's half-brother George. George responded saying "I have not heard from this man, but even if he came here with that money, I would not take it from him." A senior immigration official stated Corsi was picked up for not having a work permit.

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Reply Tue 7 Oct, 2008 12:48 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
How do you know it contains mistakes if it has not been published yet?
Walter Hinteler
Reply Tue 7 Oct, 2008 01:09 pm
Woiyo9 wrote:

How do you know it contains mistakes if it has not been published yet?

I know it from the reviews in various papers and the quoted sources.

(Why do you guess that it hasn't been published when it is - down to N°26, being on the top in early August - on the New York Times best seller list?)

I know as well that McCain isn't supported by a group tied to al-Quaida - from various other sources.
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Reply Tue 7 Oct, 2008 01:11 pm
It was released on Aug 1.
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Reply Tue 7 Oct, 2008 01:22 pm
There are a number of versions of this story, and other than those who are trying to bash or smear Corsi, many are quite different. Here is a sampling of some of the stuff that's out there, and a close associate of Jerome Corsi reported a still different version on Fox & Friends early this morning.

UPDATE: The Associated Press is reporting the following -- NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) _ Kenyan airport official says American author of book slamming Barack Obama is being deported.

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It's being reported that Jerome Corsi, author of "The Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality," has been detained in Kenya

Kenya, of course, was where Sen. Barack Obama's father hailed from and the senator from Illinois is beloved there.

There are some interesting stories about what exactly Corsi was doing there. According to reports, he was there to launch his anti-Obama book.

But one report also says he planned on visiting Obama's half brother George who lives in poverty in Nairobi to present him a $1,000 check, apparently to embarrass the Democratic presidential nominee.

Here's an excerpt from the Associated Press story:

Jerome Corsi, who wrote "The Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality," was being held at immigration headquarters in Nairobi after police picked him up from his hotel Tuesday, said Carlos Maluta, a senior immigration official in charge of investigations.

"We still haven't decided what to do with him," Maluta told The Associated Press.

A call to a Corsi aide in the U.S. rang unanswered Tuesday.

Maluta said Corsi did not have a temporary work permit needed to conduct business in Kenya. Corsi had been scheduled to launch his book Tuesday in Kenya, where the Democratic U.S. presidential candidate is wildly popular.

And here's a passage from a story in the Times, the British newspaper:

Jerome Corsi, of Swift Boat Veterans for Truth fame, was this morning being held after failing to reckon with Obamamania.

He had been planning to launch his book, entitled The Obama Nation Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality, before travelling to one of Nairobi's slums to donate money to the Senator's half-brother George, who was found living in squalid conditions two months ago.

But officers swooped hours after Dr Corsi was described as "author of a smear crusade" by local newspapers.

"He has not been arrested. He is just answering some questions about what he is doing here in Kenya," said an assistant to Dr Corsi. "We have been given water and are very comfortable."

Journalists were turned away from the hotel suite where the launch was due to be held. "He shouldn't have had anything in the paper this morning," said one. "That was his mistake. He should have kept it secret."

Dr Corsi said he had a $1,000 cheque for George Obama, seen as part of a stunt to suggest that the Senator was not taking care of his Kenyan-based relative.

A source at Nyayo House, where Dr Corsi was being held, said the author had been detained for references made to Raila Odinga, the Kenyan prime minister, and allegations that his Muslim supporters had engaged in a wave of violence that rocked the country after December's disputed elections.

It's a sad commentary on the state of freedom in Kenya that a Kenyan journalist would say Corsi shouldn't have had anything about his planned appearance, presumably an ad or story, in the morning paper, that he "should have kept it secret." Hard to do a publicity stunt while keeping it quiet.

Typically in situations like this, U.S. diplomats make some calls to the offending/offended nation and after the other government lets the detained U.S. citizen cool his heels for a while, he is released as a show of "generosity" to the U.S. then escorted to the airport. Corsi's adventure is likely to follow the same script.

Reply Tue 7 Oct, 2008 01:57 pm
Have you read the book-Foxfyre. I have and find that it is superbly documented.

Walter Hinteler, who obviously speaks from a background of "book banning" obviously knows nothing about the book. People who label a book"inflammatory" without having read it are not really thinking!

I will give you a section from the "inflammatory" book- Foxfyre and you can make up your mind as to whether

l. The book is "inflammatory"


2. The sources are either inadeqate or biased.


"The Sun-Times bluntly asked Obama "Why didn't alarm bells go off when you agreed to buy a 10 foot wide strip of property to buffer your home AT THE SAME TIME REPORTS WERE COMING OUT THAT HE( Rezko) WAS BEING INVESTIGATED FOR ALLEGED INFLUENCE-PEDDLING"

Obama answered--"I said it was a bonehead move and I think it is further evidence that I am not perfect"

The rest of the book is loaded with documentation and evidence to show that Barack Hussein Obama would be the wrong choice for the American people.

But, those who criticize the book without reading it are like the Morons who object to Huckleberry Finn becuase it contains the N word.
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Finn dAbuzz
Reply Tue 7 Oct, 2008 04:41 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
Not a very flattering story for Kenya, and a warning to others who might be considering visiting the country.

Says something, negative, about the Telegraph as well
Reply Tue 7 Oct, 2008 06:10 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
How does this story present anything unflattering about Kenya, Finn? And what, pray tell, does it say about the Telegraph?
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Walter Hinteler
Reply Tue 7 Oct, 2008 11:41 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
Finn dAbuzz wrote:

Not a very flattering story for Kenya, and a warning to others who might be considering visiting the country.

Says something, negative, about the Telegraph as well

I suppose, visa regulations in the USA are stricter.
I suppose further, you are not used to have international news in your papers.
Reply Tue 7 Oct, 2008 11:57 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
I suppose that you do not know anything about US papers. The NY Times has the best and most extensive international news section of any newspaper in the world.
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