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Malik Hussein Obama, President Obama’s half-brother in Kenya, has charged in an interview with Turkey’s state-run Anatolia news agency that WND senior staff reporter Jerome R. Corsi has engaged in a “smear attack” against him for publishing statements by the Egyptian government accusing him of managing funds for the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.
WND reported last month, citing Arabic-language Islam researcher Walid Shoebat, that Tahani Al-Gebali, the former chancellor and a continuing adviser to the Constitutional Court of Egypt, has claimed the reason the U.S. cannot fight the international organization of the Muslim Brotherhood is because Malik Obama is the architect of the Brotherhood’s financial investments.
Malik Obama told the Anatolia news agency: “I heard these allegations that are traded over the Internet, which is nothing more than ‘pure nonsense.’”
He proceeded to attack Corsi as a critic of President Obama who has written several books about the president and Shoebat as “known for his criticism of Islam and his support for Israel.”
Malik Obama further alleged that Corsi and Shoebat “are seeking to gain publicity by attacking my brother, Barack Obama, president of the United States of America who is serving the American people and the world.”
Since the publication of the initial article Aug. 20, WND has obtained independent confirmation that criminal charges have now been filed in Egypt against Malik based on Gebali’s accusation that he was managing investments for the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.
In response to a question about whether he had visited Egypt or intended to visit Egypt soon, Malik said: “I did not go to Egypt before. I am a Muslim, but I do not promote hatred or violence, and I have not belonged to any extremist group in my life.
Malik Obama is the executive secretary of the Islamic Dawa Organization, or IDO, a group created by the Sudanese government, which has been designated by the U.S. State Department as a terrorist state.
In 2010, he attended an IDO conference in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum. One of the objectives of the IDO is to spread the Saudi-born Wahhabist Islam across the African continent.
The conference was supervised by Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court on seven counts related to crimes against humanity.
Malik’s tax-exempt problems
WND reported in May that funds contributed in the U.S. to a 501(c)3 foundation run by Malik Obama, also known as Roy Obama, have been diverted to support Malik’s multiple wives in Kenya.
Questioned about the foundation, Malik positioned himself as a philanthropist.
“I am a peace activist and my organization is registered as a peace-making philanthropy in Kenya,” Malik said. “As head of the Obama clan, I do my part in spreading world peace and human development through the Barack H. Obama Foundation that we established in Kenya.”
WND reported that Lois Lerner, who directed the IRS tax-exempt division currently under congressional investigation, signed the letter approving tax-exempt status for Malik’s foundation. The foundation received the highly irregular IRS retroactive tax-exempt approval only after the group came under fire for operating as a 501(c)3 foundation since 2008 without ever having applied to the IRS for a tax determination.
Lerner, who went on paid executive leave from the IRS and has since retired, took the Fifth Amendment before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on May 22 rather than answer questions on inappropriate criteria used by her IRS department to delay or otherwise deny tax-exempt applications from conservative groups.
Shoebat has detailed his allegations against Malik Obama’s Barack H. Obama Foundation in a 22-page investigative report titled “New IRS Scandal: Islamic Extremism and Sex Slaves: Report Reveals Obama’s Relatives Run Charities of Deceit.”
WND reported last October that a separate foundation, the Mama Sarah Obama Foundation, created on behalf of Obama’s step-grandmother in Kenya, sends funds to Kenya to enable Kenyan students to attend the top three most radical Wahhabist madrassas in Saudi Arabia. About 90 percent of the funds raised by the Los Angeles-based 501(c)3 are from U.S. individuals and corporations.
After its founding in 2008, the Barack H. Obama Foundation, using a commercial mail drop in Arlington, Va., has solicited tax-deductible contributions on the Internet, listing addresses and telephone numbers both in the U.S. and Kenya, without disclosing that the group lacked tax-exempt status.
In September 2011, the IRS confirmed to WND that the foundation had received a determination letter in June 2011 – only one month after it was requested – awarding the group tax-exempt status retroactively to 2008.
In March, the London Daily Mail’s Andrew Malone reported that Malik’s youngest wife in Kenya, Sheila Anyano, 35 years his junior, “had spent the past two years living with three of Malik’s other wives at the ‘Barack H Obama Foundation rest and relaxation center’ – a restaurant complex built by her husband to profit from the visitors attracted to the area by his links to his brother.”
According to the Daily Mail, members of his extended family in Kenya have accused Malik, a practitioner of Islam and a polygamist, of being a wife-beater and philanderer. He secretly married the newest of his estimated 12 wives while she was a 17-year-old schoolgirl – a crime in Kenya where the legal age of consent is 18.
‘Abuse of funds’
Shoebot has charged Malik Obama is abusing non-profit funds.
“There is no evidence to suggest that Malik is building any houses in Kogelo for widows and orphans as claimed,” Shoebat said.
Shoebat said the only evidence of funds spent is in connection with the Barack H. Obama Recreation and Rest Center.
“While building mosques is legally considered charity, evidence shows the entire funding came directly from entities and individuals from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Bahrain,” Shoebat said. “There is nothing of charitable nature to show for all the funds Malik raises from the United States.”
An IRS Form 990-EZ required for tax-exempt organizations was filed May 23, 2011, only days before the IRS determination letter was sent.
The Form 990-EZ appears to have been handwritten by Malik Obama himself, complete with an unorthodox page of calculations evidently included to support the amounts entered in the form.
The Form 990 reported the foundation had received $24,250 total gross income for 2010, derived from contributions, gifts and grants.
“We were not very successful this year because of limited contributions,” he reported on the form. “The Foundation sponsored a Youth Tournement (sic) and embarked on construction of community bridges.”
Malik Obama surfaced during the 2008 presidential campaign dressed in African garb holding a photograph of Barack Obama, also wearing African garb.
He also was best man at Barack Obama’s wedding to Michelle Robinson on Oct. 3, 1992.
Born in Kenya, on March 15, 1958, Abongo Malik “Roy” Obama was the first child born to Barack Obama, Sr.
The son of Kezia, Obama Sr.’s first wife, he was only 18 months old when Barack Obama Sr. arrived in Honolulu to begin his undergraduate studies at the University of Hawaii.
Having abandoned Kezia in Kenya, Obama Sr. subsequently married Stanley Ann Dunham, Barack Obama Jr.’s mother, while in Honolulu, according to the account Obama relates in his autobiography “Dreams from My Father.”