The report Tuesday of a photo showing Barack Obama’s half-brother, Malik Obama, wearing a Hamas scarf that declares the Palestinian organization’s aim of destroying Israel tells only part of the story of Malik’s role in the violent advance of Islam.
The photo, posted at the website of Malik Obama’s nonprofit Barack H. Obama Foundation, shows Obama’s half-brother – the best man in the president’s wedding – wearing the scarf at a 2010 conference in Sanaa, Yemen.
The text of the scarf, reports Arabic-language researcher Walid Shoebat, features the Palestinian slogan “Jerusalem is ours – We are coming” and a map with the phrase “From the river to the sea,” a reference to the elimination of Israel, which lies between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea.
As WND reported, Malik Obama has become a target in an Egyptian government terrorist investigation because of his role as an owner and investment adviser for the Sudan-based Islamic Dawa Organization and the organization’s umbrella group, the Muslim Brotherhood.
The Egypt-based Muslim Brotherhood, which rose to power in Cairo in the so-called Arab Spring and was ousted in another popular revolt, is the progenitor of Hamas and most of the world’s violent jihadist organizations, including al-Qaida. A 1991 Muslim Brotherhood strategy paper obtained by the FBI describes the Brotherhood’s “work in America” as “a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within.”
WND reported complaints had been filed with Egypt’s prosecutor-general calling for Malik Obama to be put on Egypt’s terror watch list and brought to Egypt to be questioned by state criminal investigators for allegedly financing terrorism, according to Shoebat, a former Palestinian Liberation Organization member who has converted to Christianity and renounced his role in terrorism.
WND reported in September a criminal complaint cited Malik for managing funds for both the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and the Islamic Dawa Organization in Sudan, which has been designated by the U.S. State Department as a terrorist state.
In November, WND reported Egyptian lawyers filed criminal terrorism charges in the International Criminal Court against President Obama, in addition to the criminal terrorism charges previously filed in Egyptian courts against Malik.
WND reported last week two leaked classified documents show Egyptian security forces have been monitoring Malik Obama’s activities and implicate President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton in the aiding and abetting of terrorists.
The documents were entered as evidence in the criminal trials of former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and other top Muslim Brotherhood leaders.
WND reported in August that the vice president of the Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt gave a speech and participated in an interview on Egyptian television identifying Malik Obama as “a major architect” managing investments for the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.
In 2011, two years before the IRS targeting of conservative groups became a national scandal, WND reported Malik Obama’s Barack H. Obama Foundation apparently received IRS approval just one month after application. An IRS determination letter dated June 11, 2011, granted a highly irregular, retroactive tax-exempt status only after the group came under fire for having operated as a 501(c)3 foundation since 2008 without applying to the IRS.