In a new American edition of a book chronicling President Obama’s African roots, British journalist Peter Firstbrook writes that the rumors that President Obama was born in Kenya are baseless. In an interview with TheHill.com, Firstbrook said:
And it’s important to write these things, because there is a lot of misinformation about … the president, about his place of birth, about his religious inclinations. … Because I know that the polls suggest that something like 25 percent of the electorate think that he’s a Muslim, and he’s clearly not. There is a minority of people who think that he was born in Kenya, or possibly even Indonesia, and he wasn’t. And I felt that the work that I was doing for the book as a whole did give me an opportunity to address some of those issues.
The book is: The Obama’s: The Untold Story of an African Family. My copy is on order.
I received my copy of the book. The so-called debunking is crap. It’s a few bits from early news reports or half-informed web sites. It has nothing from the author’s several trips to Kenya, and is totally and completely lacking in evidence. Some of the information is out of date and other claims are unsupported. The two pages of text on this topic are found between page 208 and 210 (it’s not easy to find).