When Malik Obama, President Obama’s half-brother, and Sarah Obama, the president’s step-grandmother raised money in the United States, they claimed it was for charity work in Kogelo, Kenya. It was later discovered that not only did the IRS illegally grant one of them (Malik) tax-deductible status retroactively, but in so doing, it supported an operation rife with polygamy and terror recruitment.
The Barack H. Obama Foundation (BHOF) and Mama Sarah Obama Foundation (MSOF), are two entities claiming to be non-profit charities yet solicit funds from the United States. The money they claim is to build homes for widows, orphans and HIV/AIDS victims that are nowhere to be found. The only evidence where monies were spent involves a compound, which housed Malik’s 12 wives with a restaurant including a mosque with a madrassa.
While building mosques is legally considered charity, evidence shows that the entire funding came directly from entities and individuals from Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Bahrain. There is nothing of charitable nature to show for all the funds Malik raises from the United States. To date, there is no evidence for any accomplishments towards building homes for orphans, widows and AIDS victims in Kogelo or anywhere else in Kenya.
The land, from the visible signs on the property, identifies the donor as “Alislah Society, Bahrain” and “Munadhamat Al-Dawa Alislamiya” (Islamic Da’wa Organization) Mission of Kenya (here). The photos were captured from de-linked web-pages that hadn’t been deleted. The mosque building, it turns out, was fully donated by two individuals – “Dr. Muhammad Al-Maneea” from “Saudi Arabia” and “Ali M. Zaghmout” from Qatar banner in 2nd photo from top at this link).
So what is Islamic Da’wa Organization?
The Middle east media sheds much light never mentioned by western media until now regarding the activism of Malik Obama, the bulk of which documents some troubling realities: Malik’s only active role in charities is within his position as Executive Secretary for the Islamic Da’wa Organization itself, centered in Khartoum, Sudan and according to the home page of Malik’s Kenyan section, we learn its purpose:
“Muslims in Kenya suffer from the great challenge of the tyranny of the church which is known for its aggression…”
All of Malik’s non-profit work seems to involve attending events only in his capacity as executive secretary for Islamic Da’wa Organization. In these reports, Malik is shown actively working with some of the most notorious Wahhabists known in the region, to include Omar al-Bashir, the President of Sudan who also happens to be wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for crimes against humanity. At one event where Bashir collaborated with Malik, the Sudanese leader was even spewing virulent rhetoric against the United States.
Al-Riyadh Saudi news reported Malik even meeting with the World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY) “to get to know the work of this global charity, and discuss aspects of cooperation with them”. WAMY is known to have aided Al-Qaeda’s Usama Bin Laden by allegedly fundingmilitants in the Philippines and has also welcomed speakers such as Khaled Mash’al Hamas terrorist leader. WAMY’s funds have reportedly wound up in the hands of Hamas terrorists on several occasions.
Even president Obama’s uncle—Sayid Hussein Obama—works for Sarah and is quite active in the notorious Muslim World League (MWL) as reported by Saudi media. MWL has extensive tiesto terrorism and numerous connections with al Qaeda operatives. Like Sayid, Malik also works closely with Omar al-Bashir of Sudan. On March 4, 2009 the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued an arrest warrant against Bashir for 7 counts of crimes against humanity. Malik Obama (aka Roy Abongo) is also a U.S. resident and has lived in Washington D.C. since 1985 while traveling back and forth to Kenya.
Sarah’s charity (MSOF) is a similar case; she essentially operates as a non-profit by usingCalifornia Community Foundation (CCF) in Los Angeles, itself a 501(c)(3) which transfers the funds from the U.S. to Kenya.
In all the countless articles on both Malik and Sarah’s work, there is not a single accomplishment regarding helping HIV/AIDS victims, since aiding these is actually contrary to Wahhabist doctrine. The bulk of the Sarah’s benevolence fund has her fund-raising agent, Musa Ismail Obama (president Obama’s first cousin), explaining how the funds goes toward scholarships destined for Saudi Arabia’s most virulent Wahhabi Sharia centers—the Islamic University in Medina, Umm Al-Qura University in Makkah (founded by Wahhab himself) and Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University in Riyadh.
When Al-Jazeera asked, “Do all these scholarships involve studying Arabic and Sharia?” Musa explained, “Some of those do not involve Sharia, like medicine or engineering.” Al-Jazeera then asks, “…but the majority involves what?” Musa answers: “Uuuhhh…. The majority of course is Sharia schools,” adding, “because my connection to the institutions is with Sharia schools.”
Malik is also a philanderer and polygamist who was recorded explaining how he had the mother and brother of one under-age girl named Sheila Anyango, 35 years his junior, sign away the girl to him and can even be seen on video.
Wives testify that Malik had at least 12 wives in total living in the Barack H. Obama Foundation’s compound and that he continually lures underage young girls who attend his mosque. Based on Kenyan standards under-age marriage is illegal and testimonies of alleged wife-beating with at least two cases involving minors. Malik dismisses the wife-beating allegations as being “a matter of interpretation”. By “interpretation” what Malik is referring to is that Sharia permits certain amount of spousal beating and that western interpretation prohibits abuse in all forms.
The physical abuse of women has also been approved by Mama Sarah, who lives nearby. She said the following to a U.K. Guardian reporter last August:
“The wives that are disobedient, they should be beaten.”
Employees working for his charity complain of serious abuses, including breaking minimum wage laws. “He pays his staff at the Obama Foundation less than £5 a week,” nearly half of the standard weekly minimum wage allowed in Kenya (£9.8).
Monies from the U.S. raised by the Obamas in Kenya, go primarily toward aiding Malik’s polygamy compound, running a restaurant, and sending Muslims to madrassas. When he was Secretary of State, Colin Powell testified in 2004, before the House Appropriations Committee that madrassas were breeding grounds for “fundamentalists and terrorists…” On October 16, 2003, in a memo to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and other top Pentagon officials, then-Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld posed similar issues regarding the role of madrassas as a breeding ground for terrorism.
Now, president Obama’s own relatives are funding them and no one seems to listen.