Friday, January 25, 2008

Raila Odinga - Who is he to the U.S.?

It has been reported, by non-US news outlets, that Barak Obama has a cousin in Kenya by the name of Raila Odinga. Regardless of the veracity of the genealogical linkage, there is a definite bond between the two, as they acknowledge publicly that they speak regularly.

The reason this is concerning, is due to the hard line that Odinga takes on his religion. Atheists, agnostics, liberals, and progressives fight against the use of the name of God in the Pledge, on our currency, and in the public forum while offering a hand of conciliation to Islam. Odinga expresses the views of other Muslim leaders when he states that other religions and non-religious people will be welcome in Kenya, if he is the President. However, they will only be accepted as second-class citizens, beholden to the Muslims for approval before doing anything. This website reports the following quote showing Odinga's stance on the matter.

While freedom of worship will be upheld ... the Council of Islamic leaders shall be permitted to have an oversight role to monitor the activities of ALL other religions and any applications for religious activities and institutions will require their approval. They shall have the right to deny approval to cults and other evil practices.”

Article (v) a) of a Memorandum of Understanding,
signed in Kenya on 29th August 2007,
between Raila Odinga and the National Muslim Leaders Forum.

Don't think that only your freedom of religion will be abridged, if not completely rescinded, under a presidency that panders to Islam. According to this website 3 of Odinga's campaign promises are to implement Islamic Law as follows:

b) Within 6 months re-write the Constitution of Kenya to recognize Shariah as the only true law sanctioned by the Holy Quran for Muslim declared regions.

c) With immediate effect dismiss the Commissioner of Police who has allowed himself to be used by heathens and Zionists to oppress the Kenyan Muslim community.

g) Within one year facilitate the establishment of a Shariah court in every Kenyan divisional headquarters.

And, in direct comparison to Barak Obama, Raila Odinga claims he is a Christian; more specifically a "practicing Anglican". Further evidences of Obama's compassion towards a group that, more often than not, wants to rid the world of the freedoms that America has spread throughout the world wherever possible, you can look here.

From 'The Audacity Of Hope, "I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction."

From The Audacity Of Hope, "We are no longer just a Christian nation," "We are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers."


From 'Dreams of my Father', "The emotion between the races could never be pure..... the other race would always remain just that: menacing, alien, and apart."

From 'Dreams of My Father',
"I ceased to advertise my mother's race at the age of 12 or 13, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites"

From Dreams Of My Father, "never emulate white men and brown men whose fates didn't speak to my own. It was into my father's image, the black man, son of Africa, that I'd packed all the attributes I sought in myself..".

From Dreams Of My Father:
"That hate hadn't gone away," he wrote, blaming "white people — some cruel, some ignorant, sometimes a single face, sometimes just a faceless image of a system claiming power over our lives."

From Dreams Of My Father;
"There were enough of us on campus to constitute a tribe, and when it came to hanging out many of us chose to function like a tribe, staying close together, traveling in packs," he wrote. "It remained necessary to prove which side you were on,to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names"

I want a president that is unencumbered with ties to Islamists, as this group desires to dismantle the freedoms that have made America the greatest nation in the history of Earth. I want a president that does not have racial prejudices for or against people of any skin color or ethnic origin. I want a president who has the concerns of the nation at heart, above the desires of a particular minority group, a foreign nation, or even their personal aggrandizement.