Much has been made by opponents both here and elsewhere of Obama’s Indonesian school registration at the Asisi School, where his name is written as “Barry Soetoro”, his nationality as “Indonesian” and his religion as “Islam”. From this document, opponents conclude that Obama must have been adopted by his Indonesian step father, Lolo Soetoro, and lost any US citizenship that he once had.
Despite the fact that such loss of citizenship is contrary to both US and Indonesian law, the school record remains. Obama opponents claim that the record is an “official document” and that it would have to have been consistent with a required nationality card (no such card for children) and that only Indonesian nationals could attend school (untrue).
Now, a commenter here has uncovered original footage from a Fox News news story surrounding the uncovering of the document that quotes officials from the school as saying that it was “customary” to put the father’s last name and religion on the school forms.