Bloggers in the US have unearthed what's claimed to be a school registration form, showing Barack Obama registered under the name Barry Soetoro, with Indonesian citizenship, adding further speculation over his citizenship and eligibility to run for president.
The document lists Barry Soetoro as a Indonesian citizen, born on August 4, 1961 in Honolulu, and shows his step-father listing the boy’s religion as Islam.
The photo of the alleged form (click image to enlarge) was taken by an Indonesian Associated Press reporter and photographer.
The AP caption reads:
“This registration document, made available on Jan. 24, 2007, by the Fransiskus Assisi school in Jakarta, Indonesia, shows the registration of Barrack Obama under the name Barry Soetoro into the Catholic school made by his step-father, Lolo Soetoro. The document lists Barry Soetoro as a Indonesian citizen, born on August 4, 1961 in Honolulu, and shows his Muslim step-father listed the boy’s religion as Islam. (AP Photo/ Tatan Syuflana).”
If true, the AP photo fuels further speculation over Obama's citizenship and eligibility to run for president as reported here. In addition, it calls into question his bar application to the Illinois Supreme Court over providing former names.
Conspiracy theory, lies and smears, or the truth?
There's speculation the Republicans had this a while ago, along with Obama's Birth Certificate - but are holding back, until after the official Democrat nomination in just over a week's time.
Only questions over Obama's "American roots" have been placed in the US Main Stream media, along with a passing reference to "Barry" buried deep inside The New York Times.