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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

NewsMax Tracks Obama's Harvard Funders

I've wondered, more than once, how Barack Obama could afford to attend Harvard Law School. Could it be done solely with grants and scholarships? It's just one more question, buried in the secrecy of Obama's past, where little light shines on anything that really matters to a voter. Newsmax is curious too, and they are asking: Did Khalid al-Mansour help fund Obama's law school days? It's not an idle query. Prominent New York civil rights activist , Percy Sutton, says that's exactly what happened - al-Mansour told Sutton that he was raising funds for Obama and asked for Sutton's assistance in writing a letter on behalf of Obama. al-Mansour doesn't admit it or deny it, he just doesn't want to be another Jeremiah Wright for Obama, so he's not talking. Mansour is said to be a mentor to the founders of the Black Panthers in the 1960's, a Black Muslim and a Black Nationalist. Jihad Watch quotes Mansour as saying:

...white people deserve -- and want -- to have their ears and noses cut off, and that Muslims shouldn't worry, "because God wants you to do it.
Harvard Law isn't talking - not the Registrar's Office, the Bursar's Office or the Director of Student Financial Services. Obama spokesman, Ben LaBolt says Percy's story isn't true - it's "bogus," "a fabrication." Ben Smith at Politico.com says the story isn't true, because a spokesman for the Sutton family, Kevin Wardally, said that Sutton "misspoke." The Sutton family told Newsmax that Wardally isn't their family spokesman...they've never even heard of Wardally. The 87 year old Sutton stands by the story he told a New York cable news channel in March 2008.
So there was no retraction of Sutton's original interview, during which he revealed that Khalid Al-Mansour was raising money for Obama and had asked Sutton to write a letter of recommendation for Obama to help him get accepted at Harvard Law School.
Read Kenneth Timmerman's story at Newsmax.

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