On Obama’s 1981 Trip To Pakistan

If one was to believe the left wing media, Barack Obama’s 1981 trip to Pakistan was nothing more than an innocent visit a college friend and his family. Now I realize this is old news. But being that Obama’s COLB was proven to be a fake, and being that there have been questions about his citizenship, I think it’s important to revisit this whole business about taking a supposedly innocent trip to Pakistan in 1981.

Now, here’s what the Obama campaign originally had to say about the 1981 trip: (Via Daily Musings)

Apparently, according to the Obama campaign, In 1981 — the year Obama transferred from Occidental College to Columbia University — Obama visited his mother and sister Maya in Indonesia. After that visit, Obama traveled to Pakistan with a friend from college whose family was from there. The Obama campaign says Obama was in Pakistan for about three weeks, staying with his friend’s family in Karachi and also visiting Hyderabad in Southern India.

But here’s what Daily Musings has to say about the situation in Pakistan in 1981.

Pakistan was in turmoil in 1981 and ruled of martial law. Millions of Afghan refugees were living in Pakistan, while the Afghan Mujahedeen operated from bases inside Pakistan in their war with the Soviets. One of the leaders that based his operation in Quetta, Pakistan was Usama Bin Laden (The Sheik).

Pakistan was on the banned travel list for US Citizens at the time and all non-Muslim visitors were not welcome unless sponsored by their embassy for official business.

The would be only a few reasons a young Westerner of the Muslim faith would travel to Pakistan in 1981:

To Participate in Jihad, which is the duty of every “True Believer”.

For religious education in a Wahabbi sect, Saudi funded, Madrassa.

In order to purchase drugs from the drug marketplace.

Pakistan was not a tourist stop nor the place to hang out with someone’s family in 1981.

18 responses to “On Obama’s 1981 Trip To Pakistan

  1. Please print things that are true. Obama is NOT was NOT a muslim. How can people who are persecuted attack others with lies. He went to a Catholic school. Is he Catholic? Remember Kennedy was supposed to bring the Pope to the White House. Instead he brough Marilyn Monroe. Give us a break and stop the bigotry.

  2. dreyfus, where is your proof that he is not muslim? oh, i know…hope and change….drinking the koolaid. he was registered at school as a muslim. his friends there say he went to prayer. i don’t give a rat’s butt if he is muslim. religion has nothing to do with it. obo boy hangs out with terrorist associates….he is swimming in a pool of corruption.

  3. My comment won’t go through.

  4. Okay, what is going on?

    Obama never Muslim. Well documents from the school he attended in Indonesia say otherwise. Indonesians say otherwise. One wonders why Obama has started lying about this?

    “I was a little Jakarta street kid,” he said in a wide-ranging interview in his office by the new york times. He once got in trouble for making faces during Koran study classes in his elementary school, but a president is less likely to stereotype Muslims as fanatics — and more likely to be aware of their nationalism — if he once studied the Koran with them.

    Mr. Obama recalled the opening lines of the Arabic call to prayer, reciting them with a first-rate accent. In a remark that seemed delightfully uncalculated (it’ll give Alabama voters heart attacks), Mr. Obama described the call to prayer as “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.”

    Moreover, Mr. Obama’s own grandfather in Kenya was a Muslim. Mr. Obama never met his grandfather and says he isn’t sure if his grandfather’s two wives were simultaneous or consecutive, or even if he was Sunni or Shiite. (O.K., maybe Mr. Obama should just give up on Alabama.)

  5. okay, so you don’t allow weblinks? why? Oh, I will put them in my name, then they can be seen. New york times obama interview in this one.

  6. Libyan president Mu’ammar Al-Qadhafi; who incidentally was visited by Obama’s Pastor, Rev. Wright, a few years ago….says that Obama is a Muslim NOW!

    Following is a recording by Libyan leader Mu’ammar Qadhafi who says that Obama is a muslim brother, and that the muslim world has supported him, to win the election. This is a charge that should be on the nightly news, and be investigated. This isn’t gossip, from a right wing website…this is a fact. A world leader, albeit a terrorist, but a leader none the less, says that Obama is lying to the American people. I think this is a little more dire than how Sarah Palin will nurse her baby while VP!

    .. excerpts from a public address delivered by Libyan Leader Mu’ammar Al-Qadhafi marking the anniversary of the U.S. air raid on Libya. The address aired on Al-Jazeera TV on June 11, 2008.

  7. Click on my name for the weblink.

    Here, Obama slips up and says “My Muslim faith”

  8. Hi Linda, welcome to my blog. I posted about Obama’s interview with Nicholas Kristoff a while back. He said the Muslim call to prayer was one of the most beautiful sounds ever.

  9. The US law states for a “NATURAL BORN” US Citizen for the time Barack Hussein Obama II was born between December 24, 1952 to November 13, 1986: If, at the time of your birth, both your parents were U.S. citizens and at least one had a prior residence in the United States, you automatically acquired U.S. citizenship with no conditions for retaining it. If only one parent was a U.S. citizen at the time of your birth, that parent must have resided in the United States for at least ten years, at least five of which had to be after the age of 16. http://immigration.findlaw.com/immigration/immigration-citizenship-naturalization/immigration-citizenship-naturalization-did-you-know(1).html
    Obama’s mother was only 18 years old at his birth, NOT the 16 + 5 = 21 required because his father was not a US citizen. Therefore Barack Hussein Obama II is NOT a “NATURAL BORN” US Citizen as required to become the President of the USA.
    The link for the entire article regarding Senator Obama and the Constitutional issue is below.

    http://pajamasmedia.com/claudiarosett/theyll-have-nuclear-bombs-but-why-worry-well-have-universal-healthcare/

  10. I don’t think it matters if Obama was or is a Muslim. So what if he went to a madrassa? As long as he is or was some radical jihadist or terrorist. I don’t think a lot of people really hate Muslims. So why did Obama try to hide his female Muslim supporters in their head scarves that came dressed to his rally. He just tries to hide everything that he thinks some of us view negatively. He thinks nonblack people are stupid and intolerant. That is why he is trying to cover his Muslim associations. Also he has some friends with a very different and hate-filled perspective on race, Jews and the U.S. He hangs around with people who hate everyone but other black people, and hate Israel and America. He couldn’t be around Wright, Ayers and Farrakhan if he didn’t share their perspective. It would make me too angry to be around them and I am sure most would agree that unless you shared their world view, those relationship would not have lasted. He does pal around with some real losers and haters in my opinion. He is corrupt just look at his association with Rezko. Rezko is a corrupt slumlord and I think Obama is corrupt too. I am really tired of politicians that think my money is their personal fund that they can use to pad the pockets of their supporters and campaign war chests. I cannot vote for obama because he only likes black people which is nuts because his mother was white, he hangs with haters and he is corrupt.

  11. MeanMisterMustard

    Dude, I will give you the benefit of the doubt and fill you in a primer on Pakistan 1981:

    1. Pakistan was ruled by a military dictator, General Zia al-Haq
    2. Zia al-Haq toppled a quasi-democratic regime run by a landowner named Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
    3. Zia changed many laws in Pakistan, including banning alcohol except for non-Muslims
    4. Pakistan still had, as it always had, a Christian minority on the order of 1-2%. Hindus had slightly larger numbers
    5. ‘Sharia’ was never institiuted in Pakistan
    6. In addition to be run by the military, Pakistan’s nuclear program had made it a pariah in terms of military aid and other forms of cooperation. The US policy, i.e. the Symmington Amendment,was instituted in the mid to late 1970s.
    7. This was the time when the US was examining ways to aid Afghan rebels against the Soviets and the Afghan puppet communist regime. The US overturned the Symmington Amendment and started pouring billions in aid into the region in 1981.
    8. travel for US citizens was never, ever banned by either country. The US State Department periodically warns US citizens against travel there, but never goes as far as they do with Cuba

    Honestly, I find the tone of this Obama/Pakistan theme depressing. Part of the standard BS about this says there would be almost no reason to travel there. Obviously, there are nearly infinite of reasons to travel there, though there are some reasons, such as political instability, to not travel there. Why travel there? Here are a few reasons:

    1. Visiting your friends. Anyone here EVER gone to a friend house for a visit?
    2. Experiencing other cultures. This should be esp. important to someone who grown up in multiple countries.
    3. Fascinating history. Pakistan is one of the recognized craddles of civilization with Egypt and Iraq. You can visit the ancient cities of Harrapa and Mohenjadaro (near Larkhana, where Obama stayed)
    4. Mountaineering. If you know any serious mountaineers, you should know that the greatest climb in the world is in Pakistan: K2. And there are many, many mountains that are tremendous challenges AND unclimbed

    I am tempted to write more, but I think this is enough.

  12. I matters not where hussein the Usurper was born. He is not a Natural Born Citizen by virtue of his father’s Brittish citizenship. Natural Born as defined in “The Law of Nations” (A book well read by the Framers of the Constitution) requires that a child be born on U.S. soil and that both parents be U.S. citizens. Because he was born with dual citizenship he cannot be POTUS. And because his bride lacks the dignity of Our long line of First Ladies, she can never attain the status of First Lady; the best she can aspire to is first baby momma.

  13. I totally agree with you Paladin. Welcome to my blog.

  14. “Before traveling to Pakistan, American Citizens should be aware of the following updated visa requirements: 30 day visas are available at Pakistani airports for tourists only. As these visas are rarely extended beyond the 30 day time per visa. Tourists planning to stay longer should secure visas before coming to Pakistan. Any traveler coming into Pakistan overland from India must repeat must have a valid visa, as 30 day visas are not repeat not issued at the overland border crossing point at Wagha.”

    US State Department Travel Advisory for Pakistan in 1981, No. 81-33A

  15. Oh… and regardless of the book “The Laws of Nations” and its quips on natural born citizens, the US constitution provides natural citizenship to anyone born on US soil or bared by US a citizen. Note that is a CITIZEN and not citizens.

    Obama has a US born mother with a Kenyan father. He was born in Hawaii… the State of Hawaii…

    And finally, even if he were a man of the Islamic faith it would not make him “evil” or a “terrorist” by any means. Stop being racist discriminative idiots.

  16. Obama is Muslim… he was born in Kenya because of the ban to Pakistan. Anyone waving a USA passport could not enter Pakistan. But people with British passports could. So to be able to travel there he had to have a British passport or a Indian passport. The theory behind the Indian passport is that he was born in Kenya, but adopted by Indian parents… that is not as highly possible as the British passport. Now if he comes out his shell and proves that he is born in Hawaii then I’ll say that I’m wrong… but until then I’m going to stick to my guns and say that he’s not an American… he’s illegal. Socialism is Obama… Socialism is: all property, possessions, money, etc. belongs to the government. Then the government distributes these resources to people as they see fit. And capitalism is: all property belongs to the people who own it. Everybody keeps what they earn.

  17. It is obvious that rational human beings can not legitimize HATING a person because of the color of their skin, their wealth or privilege, their success, or their education…so they fabricate. They have to paint on some “hateable” features to be able to target Obama. Desperate, and pitiful, these people are terrified of this man, and most likely it is because he is a very powerful young black man, that refuses to adhere to the stereotypes laid before him. The HATE for him on the right wing sites is palpable. But considering the core of the right wing, and its racist roots, it is only testament to the vast credentials of the Secret Service that Obama is still alive.

  18. Obama's love gun

    Hey Mich, then you would agree that the left and the press should leave Sarah Palin alone; that anyone who prints hateful comments and lies about her are misogynists. These people are also desperate and pitiful and terrified of Sarah Palin because she represents strong women who don’t follow the NOW party line. By the way, watch Ken Burn’s documentary about Reconstruction: The Second Civil War. The slave owners, the KKK were alllllllll democrats. Paging Robert Byrd. The first black senators and mayors and congressmen were all Republicans. The RADICAL REPUBLICANS fought against slavery. Who do you think the abolitionists were? The Christian Right. (i’m an atheist but I respect what they did). Also, Frederick Douglas was a Republican as well as Harriett Tubman and Martin Luther King Jr. And since you love to talk about Obama’s color, how many drops of black blood does it take to be black? I think just one drop of white blood makes him white.

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