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Journalist Releases Photo of Obama With Farrakhan Hidden From Public Since 2005

Journalist Releases Photo of Obama With Farrakhan Hidden From Public Since 2005

“I gave the picture up at the time and basically swore secrecy”

A photographer and journalist named Askia Muhammad has released a picture he took in 2005 of then Senator Barack Obama with Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan. Muhammad admits that the photo was hidden from the public in order to protect Obama’s political career.

Esme Cribb reports at the liberal site Talking Points Memo:

The Photo That Never Saw The Light of Day: Obama With Farrakhan In 2005

A journalist announced last week that he will publish a photograph of then-Illinois Sen. Barack Obama (D) and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan that he took in 2005 at a Congressional Black Caucus meeting, but did not make public because he believed it would have “made a difference” to Obama’s political future.

The photographer, Askia Muhammad, told the Trice Edney News Wire that he “gave the picture up at the time and basically swore secrecy.”

“But after the nomination was secured and all the way up until the inauguration; then for eight years after he was President, it was kept under cover,” Muhammad said.

Asked whether he thought the photo’s release would have affected Obama’s presidential campaign, Muhammad said, “I insist. It absolutely would have made a difference.”

Reached by TPM on Thursday, Muhammad said a “staff member” for the CBC contacted him “sort of in a panic” after he took the photo at a caucus meeting in 2005.

They had ample cause for concern. Obama’s connections to Reverend Jeremiah Wright almost toppled his 2008 campaign and Farrakhan makes Wright look like a moderate.

Of course, had the photo been available in 2008, all of Obama’s media allies would have simply labeled critics as racists like they did for everything else.

Askia Muhammad was interviewed by Tucker Carlson last night. He confirmed that he was told that the photo had to be hidden for political purposes. Watch below:

Hazel Trice Edney of Northstar News has a rather unique view on this:

Muhammad and others almost immediately realized that the public release of this photo could mean major trouble down the road. Mainly because of bigotry and fear-mongering, the public release of that photo could doom America’s chances of electing Obama as its first Black President.

Muhammad had not even left the scene when he received a call and the photo was being summoned by a member of the Congressional Black Caucus. Muhammad ultimately surrendered the disk to Minister Farrakhan’s chief of staff. And it remained one of America’s best hidden secrets for the next 12 years…

“I gave the picture up at the time and basically swore secrecy,” Muhammad said in an exclusive interview with the Trice Edney News Wire this week. “But after the nomination was secured and all the way up until the inauguration; then for eight years after he was President, it was kept under cover.”

Obama was endorsed by Farrakhan in 2008 and was asked about it in a debate by Tim Russert:

Here are a couple of relevant tweets:

If anyone in the mainstream media wants to know why so many people no longer trust them, this is a great place to start. They were the palace guards for Obama, now they’re the mob at the gate.

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That’s not a journalist…its an activist.

    Dr. Ransom in reply to gwsjr425. | January 26, 2018 at 10:07 am

    True, but lets not kid ourselves, most journalism schools now teach kids that it is their jobs to be activists, that it is their job to guide the ignorant masses in the right direction.

      This x1000!

      Check out the story called “Rage Against the Machine” in the current Smithsonian Magazine issue dedicated to 1968. It’s available in the online version.

      In it, Todd Gilpin an activist then, “a professor of journalism and sociology and chair of the PhD program in communications at Columbia University” now, concocts a story about the 1968 Democrat convention.

      Here’s how he describes his intention with this fiction:

      “Recently, he’s been working on a novel about the era, called The Opposition, in an effort to convey some of the ineffable “currents of feeling, of sensibility, even of collective unconscious that you can’t write about while confining yourself to established fact.” ….”

      Sound like Obama’s “composite girlfriend” or “the rape culture at UVA” or … any other Leftist story in which the facts are proved false but the narrative is somehow still true?

Why release it now? The left routinely claims it receives death threats (I assume fake) but generally does not deliver death threats. The left delivers actions not threats.

Does Askia Muhammad have his will up-to-date?

Perhaps he is an honest man who needed to tell the truth?

Think about the process and the purpose before the content when looking at leftist politics. What’s up here?

    Exiliado in reply to TX-rifraph. | January 26, 2018 at 9:21 am

    If he was an honest man, or an ethical journalist, or a journalist at all, he would have published the photo at the time.

      fscarn in reply to Exiliado. | January 26, 2018 at 9:39 am

      “admits that the photo was hidden from the public in order to protect Obama’s political career”

      Everything about the left/Democrats is based on deception. Teach your children and friends that.

      4th armored div in reply to Exiliado. | January 26, 2018 at 9:49 am

      now when it no longer matters, Obama is looking to reenter the anti white, anti Israel, anti Jewish society of SJW’s.

      this guy is an M and would not do anything to hurt the ’cause’.

      that he gets fame and CASH for the pix is just gravy –
      there is no down side for the Black Muzzlems, just advertising for recruits.

      call me cynical 😉

No surprise to any of us who were paying attention.

Barracula had a long and storied past as a racist.

Who is calling him a journalist?

Dave Burge (Iowahawk) on Journalism

Journalism is about covering stories. With a pillow until they stop moving.

Too Funny, I bet he has the Birth Certificate and college transcripts too.

I forget all the circumstances, but I do recall that the LA Times has a video tape that has Obama speaking before a “racially motivated” crowd that it has been hiding.

In his monologue one night on his old NBC show, David Letterman noted a news story that Louis Farrakhan got five million dollars from Muammar Gaddafi. “When I heard that,” said Letterman, “I lost all respect for Gaddafi.”

buckeyeminuteman | January 26, 2018 at 10:34 am

Obama – Farrakhan – Muhammad : Muslim Brotherhood has to watch out for each other.

I don’t get why we keep normalizing these people. We complain about the media as if they committed a foul and didn’t get 10 yards for it. As if they were part of the game and not some jerk trespassing.

They are simply Democrat hacks. flying under false colors. Either hang them or ignore them, but don’t keep trying to reform them. It lends them a respectability and regard as something worth saving.

I’ve often wondered if the media would die off if we simply stopped talking about them. Kind of a reverse Tinkerbell – they only persist because we breath life into them by believing their is still something in there worth salvaging.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Fen. | January 26, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    RE: “I’ve often wondered if the media would die off if we simply stopped talking about them”

    The MSM has been bleeding oceans of red ink (of financial losses) for years and years and years now!

    However their owners don’t “own” them for making profits.
    Their owners own them for the political/corruption tools that they are.
    Their owners are “cross-subsidizing” the money losing media from other profitable ventures…..

    We sure don’t ‘normalize’ them here: they’re mere propagandists to us.

    Stop watching them cold turkey – you’ll be amazed at the feeling.

ufo destroyers | January 26, 2018 at 11:04 am

He gave the disk of photos to NOT the CBC, but to the Nation of Islam heavies who knocked on his door at 2 AM on a random Tuesday morning. Tells you a lot as to who wields the power there.

Strange. They had the Obama/Farrakhan love-fest successfully repressed when they realized that it would encourage American voters to stay away in droves.

So why release this photo now?

Probably because there’s no need for Obama to appeal to good Americans. Now it’s time to appeal to someone else. So, who?

Good anti-Americans, obviously. For Obama’s future utility to the Borg Collective, they want him to appeal to somebody specific—the blatantly race-baiting faction of the D’rat party, perhaps. Tom Perez, Keith Ellison, and Barack Obama—the black triumvirate modeled after … who? Lenin, Trotsky, Stalin?

It looks like somebody thinks it’s time for a bit of “community organizing”.

Such a happy couple! Is Farrakhan AC/DC? Belafonte probably did some “calypso” duos.

I don’t think it would have had any real affect against Obama, given he was elected and re-elected. People fell in love with the idea of Obama, and when emotions rule, the brain never truly engages. When even normally sane people voted for Obama, it was projection of him being the answer to MLK’s dream, not the corruption and liar and manufactured cover story that he was.

Obama could have killed a kid on the street in front of a camera, eaten the kid’s liver, and the media would have spun it was the kid’s fault. We have an untrustworthy media. We have a large class of people who believe they are more caring because they are Democrats, not because of what that party actually does.

While this picture would have been something which hardened those who opposed Obama because of his stances and beliefs, any who brought up this photo would have cried it was racist to do that.

Confirming what we already knew, they go to great lengths hide real news on Dems, and print fake news against the GOP.

Remember when stating Obama’s full name was racist- Barack Hussein Obama II.

Shouldn’t we be just as concerned about the Black Caucus sucking up to Farrakhan? Some of them are still affecting the nation even though BO is technically gone.

I am quite skeptical as this photo would have done any damage to Barrack Heusien Obama. All of the questionable things he has done did nothing to dissuade his voters.

He is one of the few politicians that has no limit on his Race Card.

Mr. Mohammad is a long time nation of Islam member. He was taking the pictures, initially, for the nation of Islam. That is why he turned the original disk over to Farrakhan’s assistant.

Obama had a long history with the Nation of Islam as he was climbing the political ladder in Chicago. For years prior to that Obama had well known ties to the NOI as did Jeremiah Wright and the Trinity united Church of Christ. Obama distanced himself from both Farrakhan and Wright when he was considering his run for President, but his association with both was well known in the Chicago area.

However, the media ignored these affiliations, in Obama’s case. They were not so uninterested in the Bushes’ reported affiliation with the Skull and Bones Society at Yale. That was a big deal. That HRC was named an honorary Bonesman, in 2016, larely went unreported. And, of course, the fact that Barrack Obama had long standing close ties to NOI and Trinity, both of which were staunchly anti-American was also largely ignored by the mainstream media.

As others have asked, why is this picture being released now? That it involves a notoriously racist organization of Muslims one has to wonder what the purpose is. We’ll have to monitor the former President’s activities over the next few months and see if this is an attempt to generate greater racial and religious SJW chops for him.

The Manchurian Candidate we knew he was.

It wasn’t obama’s negligence that caused the spread of Isis – it was his intention.

Obama is closet transvestite, a closet radical muslum, and, now, an confirmed traitor. (Not to mention the classlessness of foisting that beast michelle upon us for eight years, under the pretense of her being his ‘wife.’)

This photo was released now to affirm obama’s cred on the streets. (Literally, the streets.) So something nasty is in the works.

Lastly, the fraud of obama could not have been perpetrated upon the nation without the ‘news’ media being complicit. He couldn’t have been reelected without McCain’s help. Obama could not have succeeded without a the GOPe choosing a loser like boehner to be the Squeaker of the House? – or choosing an old hack like McConnell to head the senate and not oppose obama – but oppose conservatives? (Now, does anyone believe McCain actually wanted to be president? Does anyone still believe John Kennedy’s, Robert Kennedy’s and Martin King’s killers acted ‘alone?’ That the Warren Commission was a scam? That 9/11 investigation smells bad? That the Vegas shooting incident investigation smells bad?)

As things stand, our public and private institutions can’t be trusted anymore, having been infested with corruption, sedition and treason. It’s going to take a lot to recover from this.

First thing required is absolute transparency in everything. (As in, ‘release the memo.’)

Second is our political party that is accountable to us GOP voters, instead of the sewer of the the current GOPe hack-fest with no allegiance to our country.

Third, is the persistence in distributing media (like this blog) to counter the malignant propaganda of leftists (and cultists) who hijacked our media (including PBS and NPR.)

Fourth, we need to take back our educational institutions.

Fifth – and mostly timely – we vigorous prosecutions of all the nasty players, Watergate style – especially klinton, obama, wasserman schultz, comey, soros, and the like.

Watergate Casualties and Convictions:

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to | January 26, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    Street Cred isn’t worth the Democrat Party chit it’s written on these days……

    He can ride but he can’t hide – those Dreamers will take care of him…


“…But after the nomination was secured and all the way up until the inauguration; then for eight years after he was President, it was kept under cover,’ Muhammad said.”

I really enjoy the use of the passive voice there. Nobody’s hands were dirty, it just happened. Like Autumn.

I would like to think, as the owner of the photo now does, that this photo would’ve changed the election if exposed. But on second thought, I think it’s not nearly inflammatory enough, and could’ve been easily explained away.

I think the photo owner is just looking for a payday.

The fraud of ‘barack hussein obama,’ unraveling slowly, but unraveling nonetheless.

One of these days, we’ll see ‘lost’ photos of barry bent over, wearing wearing a garter.

Ayres, Sharpton and Wright are bigger villains than Farrakhan. And then it is one thing to sit in Wright’s “church” Sunday after Sunday and another to attend a political meeting where Farrakhan participates. I think the photographer is looking for a little publicity.

The question after 8 years of Obama is not so much who he is but what he and his appointees did and might still get away with.

The picture is just as embarrassing to Farrakhan, as it is to Obama. Sheeit Birds of a feather.