Newly unearthed photos of President Obama in Muslim garb highlight his deep ties to the faith. The photos aired on Fox News Channel’s The O’Reilly Factor.
They were taken at the wedding of Obama’s half-brother, Malik Obama, in Maryland sometime in the early 1990s, Fox News Channel’s Bill O’Reilly O’Reilly said.
They were not offered as evidence that Obama is Muslim, as some of his critics insist, but to show his “deep emotional ties” to the religion of his father and stepfather, O’Reilly said.
A similar photo emerged in 2008, when Obama was running for the Democratic presidential nomination against Hillary Clinton+.
In that photo, Obama was seen wearing a white turban and Muslim dress. The photo was sent to the influential Drudge Report, and Obama’s team blamed Clinton for the “smear campaign”.
Barack Obama reportedly met his older half-brother for the first time in 1985.
Malik Obama now lives in Nyang’oma Kogelo village in Siaya County.