Walid Shoebat is a celebrity among conservative talk-show groupies because he offers an insider’s view of terrorism as a reformed terrorist, now turned ultraconservative Christian. He frequently appears in the Media as an expert commentator and has written several books including God’s War on Terror: Islam, Prophecy and the Bible, Why I Left Jihad: The Root of Terrorism and the Return of Radical Islam, and Why We Want to Kill You: The Jihadist Mindset and How to Defeat It. A new CNN investigation challenges Shoebat’s terrorist credentials, showing that terrorist acts he claims to have committed never happened.
Shoebat also has his defenders who attack the CNN exposé as a smear.
Did I mention that Shoebat is a birther? In 2008 he appeared on G. Gordon Liddy’s talk radio show where he said:
SHOEBAT: Barack Obama claims he is a citizen of the United States of America. His relatives in Kenya testify that they were there when he was born. His mother now, an American citizen, gave birth to him when she was 18 years old. Well, the law of this country, a girl must be 19 in order to give birth to someone who is an American citizen in a foreign country that could qualify to become — to run for president. … Even though the response from Obama’s advocates — advocacy group shows a birth certificate, there is no evidence in the hospital itself in Hawaii of a birth by the name of Barack Hussein Obama. So, it is a major issue.
Shoebat also said that Barack Obama was definitely a Muslim. His argument is definitely a curious one. He said that anyone with the name Hussein is a Muslim and anyone who leaves the Muslim faith would be killed, so the fact that Obama is still alive proves that he is still a Muslim. I guess, since Walid Shoebat is also alive, he must still be a Muslim too.