President Obama’s half-brother, Malik Obama, has now reportedly been linked to Hamas.
Malik Obama made headlines in May 2013, when The Daily Caller reported that Lois Lerner gave the president's half-brother special treatment, granting approval for his suspicious “charity” organization in less than a month, an unprecedented timeline. While legitimate conservative organizations across the country were deliberately delayed by the IRS—many for years—Lerner personally granted Malik’s organization non-profit status. Lerner even carried the favor further, breaking tax-exemption norms by retroactively extending the exemption for the “charity,” which at that point had been operating illegally for years.
Now, Malik Obama’s ties with Hamas have come to light. As documented by Walid Shoebat and Ben Barrack, Malik has long been linked to Hamas, even proudly posting on his organization's website an image of himself from 2010 wearing a Hamas scarf that reads “Jerusalem is ours – WE ARE COMING!” and featuring a map of Palestine that reads, “From the River to the Sea!”
Shoebat and Barrack also present images of Malik with al-Dahab in Sudan in at the 2010 Islamic Da’wa Organization conference, which was “presided over by Sudan’s terrorist leader Omar al-Bashir, who belongs to the Muslim Brotherhood and is wanted for crimes against humanity.”
The close relationship of the president and Malik has been well-documented. Malik served as best man at Barack's wedding, has visited the White House a number of times, and claims to be the one who encouraged Barack to travel to Africa in 1988.