Anti-Obama Author Deported From Kenya
Posted on Oct 7, 2008
Jerome Corsi’s scheduled visit to Kenya to promote his latest book, “The Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality,” was cut short after local authorities, who claimed that Corsi didn’t have the right permit, arrested the author and sent him packing on a plane to Europe on Tuesday.
Jerome Corsi arrived in the country last week to promote The Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality, an error-riddled book that recently became a bestseller in the US. It falsely claims that Obama, who is revered in Kenya, was raised as a Muslim, and smears Prime Minister Raila Odinga, the country’s most popular politician.
Corsi had said that he also planned to deliver a $1,000 cheque from a conservative website owner to George Obama, the presidential candidate’s half brother who lives in Nairobi’s Huruma slum.
But by widely publicising his itinerary, Corsi, whether intentionally or not, attracted the government’s attention. Immigration police detained him at a luxury downtown hotel due to host the launch today.