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Obama's Connection to Sirhan Sirhan, Islamists and denial of birth and youth as a Muslim by Dr. Daniel Pipes

November 3, 2008

Obama's Connection to Sirhan Sirhan

by Daniel Pipes
Sun, 2 Nov 2008

From the perspective of a Middle East & Islam specialist, the just-concluding U.S. presidential election is extraordinary for the outsized role of one's subject area. Consider some of the topics:

The cover of "Prairie Fire: The Politics of Revolutionary Anti-Imperialism," co-authored by William Ayers and dedicated to, among others, Sirhan Sirhan.

In this context, yet another connection, documented at, may not come as a great surprise, but it nonetheless remains shocking: William Ayers, Obama's close associate at the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, dedicated the 1974 terrorist manifesto he co-authored, Prairie Fire: The Politics of Revolutionary Anti-Imperialism, to (among others) Sirhan Sirhan, Robert F. Kennedy's Jordanian assassin.

Comment: Other than Obama's lies about his childhood religion, which cast doubt about his character, all the other connections establish the radical circles he frequented during his Chicago years, associations he is trying hard and with apparent success - to keep from the attention of just enough voters until after election day. (November 2, 2008)

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