Republican Party presidential candidate and Obama expert Andy Martin will hold a telephone news conference today, Friday, September 18th, to offer reaction to the New Hampshire town hall meeting where Donald Trump was confronted by a man claiming “Obama-is-a-Muslim.” Andy is the man whose original research in 2005 created the anti-Obama “birther” movement.
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Announcement of telephone news conference Friday September 18
Republican presidential candidate Andy Martin will hold a telephone news conference today, Friday, September 18th to discuss the “Obama-is-a-Muslim” incident at a Donald Trump Town hall meeting in New Hampshire Thursday evening
Andy exposed President Barack Obama’s Muslim family heritage ten (10) years ago
Andy says the “Obama-is-a-Muslim” matter is no longer a religious issue; Obama’s Muslim sympathies have become a political/cultural divide in American society
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(Miami) (September 18, 2015) Republican presidential candidate Andy Martin will hold a telephone news conference today, Friday, September 18th to discuss the “Obama-is-a-Muslim” outburst at a Donald Trump town hall meeting in New Hampshire. Andy is a New Hampshire resident.
“I suppose it was inevitable that the ‘Obama-is-a-Muslim’ trope would surface in the 2016 presidential campaign,” Andy says. “The liberal media are in a frenzy over the question asked by an unidentified man at a Donald Trump town hall meeting. So that the full panoply of the ‘Obama-is-a-Muslim’ history maybe available, Friday I am providing ten years of perspective with current 2015 updates.”
- What happened in New Hampshire Thursday night?
Thursday evening (September 17th) Donald Trump convened a town hall meeting in Rochester, New Hampshire. Genuine town hall meetings are risky business for political candidates. Any question can pop up, and a candidate has to know how to parry embarrassing questions. Despite his surplus of self-confidence, Donald Trump is still not an experienced candidate. In contrast, Hillary Clinton conducts bogus town hall meetings, where she pre-screens the persons in attendance and only answers questions pre-selected in advance. Trump did not have Clinton-style defense mechanisms in place Thursday night.
The first question to Trump came from a man claiming President Barack Obama is a Muslim, and stating that “training camps” are operating somewhere to kill Americans. (Please see link ).
I was watching the live feed. When I heard the question, I went “Oh, oh, how will Trump respond to this one?” Trump had three options. He could ignore the question; he could correct the questioner and he could respond in some form or fashion and try to move the town hall meeting along without a visible distraction. Trump chose the third option and essentially brushed off the questioner with a promise to “look into” matters in the future. In my opinion Trump was merely being polite and, indeed, so far as I am aware Trump’s meeting proceeded without any disruption or undue attention to the questioner.
We do not know if the questioner was a sincere believer in his question, or whether he was a Democratic Party saboteur. Democrats routinely use dirty tricks in New Hampshire; they were recently caught making phony campaign calls. Or perhaps the questioner was a saboteur from another Republican campaign.
At this point we do not know who he was or what the questioner’s agenda was. Interestingly, no one in the media seemed to want to identify the questioner or verify if he was even a Trump supporter. Instead, TV bobbleheads began to flay Trump and to demean his supporters as “birthers.” Within moments Chris Matthews on MSNBC went ballistic. CNN followed.
So what are the facts about Obama’s religion, and why have “Obama-is-a-Muslim” beliefs survived for a decade since I first created them?
- My work exposing Obama, starting ten years ago in 2005
Ten years ago in August, 2005 I inadvertently created the “birther” movement by providing factual scholarly research about Barack Obama, who was then a U. S. Senator. My writing morphed into “Birtherism.” Birtherism eventually became identified with the claim Obama was born in Kenya, a claim which Barack and Michele Obama have encouraged. The claim was false. As hucksters sought to pyramid lies upon lies about Obama’s origins I walked away from the movement I had accidentally created.
I have, however, continued my scholarly research into the facts about Barack Obama’s life. Next week when I head to Honolulu to examine the nuclear threat from North Korea to Hawai’i I will also be continuing my scholarly research into Obama’s family history.
- The facts about Obama’s life and religion
In 2005 I used my worldwide investigatory resources to look into the facts about Barack Obama’s history. My findings were initially delivered in news conferences (please see ). Over the years, here is what I have found:
(a) Barack Obama was born in Hawai’i. I have never seen any credible evidence that could stand up in a courtroom to establish any claim to the contrary.
(b) Barack Obama’s putative father was a Muslim. His father was buried as a Muslim. The president’s grandfather was a Muslim convert.
(c) Obama candidly disclosed to Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times that Obama had worshiped as a Muslim during the years when young Obama lived in Indonesia.
(d) Under Islamic law, a child automatically assumes the religion of his father. Therefore, as a matter of Islamic law, Barack Obama became a Muslim at birth.
(e) Many of the people Obama referred to as “family” during his recent visit to Kenya (in 2015) are also Muslims.
(f) Obama moved in with his grandparents at the age of ten; his grandparents did not have an active religion.
(g) There is no evidence that Obama was ever baptized.
(h) I attempted to obtain baptismal records for Obama from Trinity United Church in Chicago and they did not provide any. Because Obama was not baptized as a child, he would have had to be baptized as an adult. There is no record of any baptism.
- What is a Christian?
(a) Unlike Islam, Christianity is an open religion. You become a Christian through Holy Baptism, but baptism is available to children and adults alike. Was Obama ever baptized? We don’t know. He won’t say.
(b) Notwithstanding the formal requirement of Holy Baptism to become a Christian, a requirement that is observed at Trinity United Church, Christian churches will recognize someone as a “Christian” who professes to be one. So putting aside all of the ritual and formality, you can be a “Christian” simply by saying you are one.
(c) So is Obama a Christian, or did he become one at some unidentified date in the past? The answer is yes. Saying he is one effectively makes him one.
(d) After the Obama family moved into the White House, local African-American churches expected him to attend. He does not. Obama worships at the Episcopal church across the park from the White House and does so only rarely when he is shamed into doing so.
- The 2008 Campaign
During the 2008 presidential campaign Obama’s family history and religious history were legitimate issues. But Republican leaders were afraid to raise them. Regrettably, the senior citizen who was nominated by Republicans to oppose Obama did everything he could to elect Obama. John McCain essentially collapsed and surrendered to Obama. McCain muzzled Sarah Palin, who wanted to fight Obama. Republicans were justifiably outraged.
Thursday night (September 17th) the liberal media were again playing an excerpt from the 2008 campaign in which McCain said Obama was a “nice man.” Obama was not a nice man in 2008, not then, not now, not at all. But the media loved McCain for betraying the Republican Party.
After McCain effectively ended his campaign, Obama started attacking me as the leader-by-default of the opposition to Obama’s election. Obama sent his thugs on national TV to smear me with lies and distortions. In October, 2008 I filed the first lawsuit in Honolulu to open Obama’s birth certificate to public scrutiny, triggering a firestorm that still endures today.
In 2012, we saw more of the same surrenderitis by Republican leaders. Republicans nominated a hedge fund huckster to oppose Obama and Mitt Romney followed the McCain playbook, refusing to take off the gloves and oppose/expose Obama. That is why Romney is now a private citizen instead of the president. Once again, loyal Republicans were outraged at the betrayal.
- Obama in office
After taking office in 2009 Obama promptly went to Cairo and apologized to Muslims for American history. Obama’s “apology tour” further enraged Republicans and conservatives. Obama went to Saudi Arabia, where he bowed to and kissed the hand of the Saudi king. Many Americans remember these events, with disgust.
5 “Obama-is-a Muslim” believers have become a political movement, and opposition to him is no longer a religious matter
I suppose it was inevitable that in an open and unstructured town hall meeting in New Hampshire the “Obama-is-a-Muslim” movement would surface. But opposition to Obama is no longer primarily a religious belief system. Islam, of course, is both a religion and a cultural discipline, a “lifestyle” if you prefer.
Opposition to Obama today is centered on his support for radical Islam. Putting aside my criticisms of the Bush family, ISIS, the Islamic “caliphate,” came into being under Caliph Obama, not George W. Bush. Chaos in the Middle East is an Obama production.
Is it any surprise that “Obama-is-a-Muslim” believers are still among us? And, once again, liberal media are trying to discredit Americans for holding to a belief system that may not be based on “fact,” but is surely based on the “evidence” of the six years of chaos Obama has created within the United States and abroad. Obama refuses to use the term “radical Islam.” He pretends radical Islam does not exist. He has forced federal law enforcement agencies to kow’tow to political correctness concerning Islam. With every round of Obama’s pro-Islamic program, public resentment has continued to fester.
Thursday night the boil burst in Rochester, New Hampshire.
Stay tuned. The media may be feasting on their renewed birther bashing. But Obama-the-Christian-or-Muslim-or-nothing-at-all is going to leave behind an endangered America and a world in chaos in January, 2017. It’s enough to make you pray.
Footnote: my regular readers are aware that in 2008 I went to Honolulu and confronted Obama in a great Honolulu showdown. I presented the theory (not fact) that Obama’s father may not have been Obama, but rather Frank Marshall Davis. In which case Obama was not a Muslim at birth and is only a pseudo-Muslim. In my opinion, and it is only an opinion, not a proven fact, Obama may be living a lie, just not the lie the anonymous man in New Hampshire believes in.
I am often asked why I continue my scholarly research in HHHHHawai’i. I persist because we have not even scratched the surface in learning the truth and the facts about Barack Hussein Obama. I may not share the views of the man who questioned Donald Trump Thursday night. But I understand why people are frustrated and why they believe the political system and the Republican Party have failed them. That’s why although I have no expectation of wining the nomination I remain a back-up Republican candidate for president.
Despite the fact that everything I have written about Obama over the past decade has proven to be correct, the liberal media continue to pummel me for publishing the truth. Republican national leaders have proven to be ineffective in stopping Obamanation, probably because “there are none so blind as those who will not see, none so deaf as those who will not hear.” The American people are angry and want answers. The media are not providing them. That explains the success to date of Mr. Trump.
Notes: Andy is in Miami building his “war room” to oppose Jeb Bush.
Copies of Andy’s book on Obama are available from the publisher (see below).
September 18th [TELEPHONE] News Conference Details:
Republican presidential candidate and Obama expert Andy Martin
Andy Martin responds to an “Obama-is-a-Muslim” incident at a Trump event in New Hampshire
Telephone news conference:
Dial-in Number: 1-800-466-8543
Conference Code: 510518
Friday, September 18th – 2:00 P.M. (EDT)
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