Barack Obama spent his entire political career being protected by the so-called “mainstream” media.
But even they couldn’t cover up this photograph any more.
And it revealed a secret that ruined Obama’s life for good.
Askia Muhammad was a photographer who in 2005 snapped a picture of Barack Obama and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan at a Congressional Black Caucus meeting.
Muhammad said he hid the picture for 13 years because he was sure it would have ended Obama’s political career.
Talking Points Memo reports:
“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. TPM has published the photo above with Muhammad’s permission.
“I sort of understood what was going on,” Muhammad told TPM. “I promised and made arrangements to give the picture to Leonard Farrakhan,” the minister’s son-in-law and chief of staff.”
Why Obama and the Congressional Black Caucus invited Farrakhan – who is well known racist and anti-semite – to their meeting raises disturbing questions.
Askia Muhammad’s picture, which you can see below shows Obama smiling and standing shoulder to shoulder with Farrakhan.
That signified a level of support and respect for an open racist.
And it was all covered up by the media because they knew it would wreck Obama’s career.