Thursday, August 14, 2008

Doubts Over Obama's Citizenship And Name

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.  


Anonymous said...

Er... surely this disproves the last conspiracy theory that he was born outside the US - as you put it:

"Obama, so the story goes, was born Hawaii. But there's speculation he was born outside the US, in Indonesia"

This shows that isn't true so he therefore can run for president.

The islam, other name and indonisian citizen thing (not on official documents but a school register) are not enough to prevent him running legally.

Anonymous said...

I'm afraid this is wrong. I have a fair knowledge of Indonesian nationality law, given my Indonesian wife and my son born there, and Barack has no entitlement to Indonesian nationality whatsoever. In Indonesian law the citizenship would follow the father, who was of course Kenyan.

I daresay his parents found it convenient to write Indonesian on forms (because Indonesia has and had a lot of laws discriminating against foreigners, chiefly aimed at the Chinese), but that doesn't make him Indonesian. He can never be Indonesian, and in any case has US citizenship due to the indubitable fact of his birth in the 50th State

the orange party said...

A US court has been asked to stop Obama's bid for president and nomination. The lawsuit has been filed by a Democrat lawyer and Clinton supporter against Obama, the DNC and FEC.

Anonymous said...

According to reports on the Savage Nation last evening on Oct. 23rd the claim was made that Obama's paternal grandmother was taped saying, "My grandson is going to be the next president." I was there in the delivery room when he was born in KENYA!" They also have a sworn affidavit that she did in fact say this.

the orange party said...

Thank you for that. This is included in the update here where nine state lawsuits have now been filed across the US challenging Obama's citizenship and eligibility to run for president.