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Arab TV Commentators’ Claim: Obama Supports Iran Because His Father Was Shiite (VIDEO)

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In a Middle Eastern twist on the unproven conspiracy theory that Barack Obama is a Muslim, Arab media commentators have claimed that the American president is supportive of Iran because his father was a Shiite, media watchdog MEMRI reported on Wednesday.

During an interview on Hiwar TV, broadcasting from London, Syrian writer Muhyiddin Lazikani said, “Barack Hussein Obama is the son of a Shiite Kenyan father,” adding that the “childhood memories of the man who rules the White House are Shiite memories,” influencing his pro-Iranian foreign policy stance. He noted that, “this is why he is so anxious for Iran to emerge victorious,” and to see the Sunni Gulf states lose their regional influence.

Lazikani tried to stress that he was “not peddling some theory,” nor was he “being racist,” claiming that his assertions regarding President Obama’s Shiite pedigree were factual. “He spent most of his childhood in Mombasa, Kenya,” said Lazikani. “I visited this very area, and I can tell you that it is mostly Shiite.”

Lazikani was not alone in making the baseless assertion. The London-based Iranian opposition activist, Abu Muntasir Al-Baloushi, speaking on Saudi 4Shbab TV, said that, “Barack Hussein Obama is the son of a Shiite father,” leading “some people [to] call him the Iranian lobby in America.”

Al-Baloushi said that Obama viewed the world through the Shiite political-religious prism, in that, “wherever we go the Sunnis are fighting us.” His solution, according to Baloushi was “Shiite expansionism,” which he allegedly is imposing on “Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Iran and Afghanistan.”

Since President Obama – then still a Senator from Illinois – announced his run for the presidency, speculation has been rampant about his religious beliefs. Many of the rumors asserted that he was a Muslim, based on his father’s religious origins, his middle name, “Hussein,” and the fact that he grew up in predominantly-Muslim Indonesia.

The President has gone on record multiple times correcting these false rumors, and asserting that he is, indeed, a believing and practicing Christian.

Watch a video of the Arab commentators’ comments below:

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  • Thom MCCann

    Some website comments have called Obama a traitor.

    Some a charlatan.

    Traitor, no.


    Aesop’s fables talk about a “wolf in sheep’s clothing.”

    Some say he is a Muslim in black skin.

    Has he performed a mystical act of deception?

    Has he deceived blacks for political gain?

    Why does he avoid maligning Muslims—even radicals?

    Perhaps that is why he never went to France to protest the Charlie Hebdo murders by radical Muslims.

    President Obama obsequiously bowed to the previous Saudi King. He bowed down below the waist when they met instead of just shaking his hand his hand like all other U.S. presidents.
    Obama made the curious statement that the ISIS “is not ‘Islamic.”

    They say they are.

    Kerry now calls ISIS “Daesh”—an Arabic acronym—so as to avoid the English words “Islamic” or “State.”

    He called the murder at Fort Hood by a Muslim-American major “workplace violence. ”

    He called the beheading of a co-worker by Jah’Keem Yisrael (a convert to Islam) an “act of terror.”

    Susan Rice, the White House National Security Adviser, said that Islamist terrorism doesn’t represent an “existential” threat.

    Obama cold-bloodedly described the murder of Jews in a Paris kosher grocery by an Islamic terrorist—with ties to Islamic State—as an instance where “zealots . . randomly shoot a bunch of folks.”

    What would he have said or done if the “bunch of folks” were blacks.

    From Obama’s book“The Audacity of Hope” he was,
    “…sent to a “medrassa” (Muslim school).”

    That means he knows Arabic.

    The fact is in Islam one who is born a Muslim can never change—any kind of conversion is null and void.
    His father is a Muslim—and despite conversion to Christianity—Barack Hussein Obama remains forever a Muslim.

    Considering the above statements, everything Obama does to not malign Muslims makes sense.

    The President of the United States is a black Muslim.

    The emperor has no clothes.

  • Allen Donow

    Every day people under oath in court rooms swear many things, yet evidence proves them liars. Some politicians also even go under oath and either lie or heavily shade the truth. So it is with Obama saying he is a Christian. Of course, religions have many varieties, right wing, liberal, reform, conservative, orthodox, etc. However, just going by his actions and 99% of what he says, the evidence proves he is a Muslim and a radical one at that.

  • Kathleen

    Obama is no Christian. The Bible saids by their fruit you shall know them. (Christians)
    He shows no fruit of being a Christian.
    He is Anti – Jew
    He is a liar
    Acts of Treason
    He is with the Muslim Brotherhood

    Enough said

  • H. Givon

    Why would Obama, as a practicing Christian, have been supportive of Morsi of Egypt whose affiliation with the Muslim Brotherhood was well known? That terrorist regime, the parent of terrorist Hamas, kills Christians and burns their churches? Morsi was elected as president of Egypt when Mubarak was overthrown and during his first year tried to convert the country to radical Islam.
    This led to his having been removed from office – a move that Obama criticized. According to Steve Emerson, expert on terrorism (IPT)there are six members of the Muslim Brotherhood who are Obama’s advisers on the Middle East. Obama’s actions should be questioned.