‘Basically Swore Secrecy’: Newly Surfaced Photo Of Obama Shows Him Posing With Anti-White, Anti-Semitic Radical

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A 2005 photo of former President Barack Obama has recently surfaced and it is generating some controversy. The photo was taken while Obama was a U.S. Senator for the state of Illinois and shows him posing alongside members of the Congressional Black Caucus.

People immediately noticed one man in the photo was radical Louis Farrakhan.

Farrakhan, as the Daily Caller reports, is “known for embracing radically anti-Semitic and anti-white views, as even the left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center has acknowledged.”

Here’s why the photo is just now being released, per the report:

Journalist Askia Muhammed said he took the photo but decided to suppress its publication in order to protect Obama’s presidential ambitions. Now that Obama’s political career is over, Muhammad is going public with the picture and publishing it in a new book called “The Autobiography of Charles 67X.”

The photo was first published last week by the Trice Edney News Wire, a “provocative, empowering, unapologetically Black” wire news service that interviewed Muhammad. The veteran journalist told the news service that he “gave the picture up at the time and basically swore secrecy” to protect Obama.

Having to swear secrecy?! Here’s even more:

“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,” he said, referencing keeping the photo under wraps to protect Obama’s career. “It absolutely would have made a difference.”

Muhammad is a veteran journalist who has won awards from the National Association of Black Journalists.

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Tampa Bay Times has more on why photos of Obama and Farrakhan were never seen:

In 2016, the Daily Caller reported, Farrakhan revealed a private meeting he had at his Chicago home with Obama, shortly before Obama announced his run for president. At the time, Farrakhan said, “I have a picture of myself and Barack together. You never saw it, because I would never put it out to give his enemies what they were looking for to hurt him.”

CNN reports while Hillary Clinton and Obama were vying for the Democrat nomination in the 2008 presidential election, Clinton went after Obama’s relationship with Farrakhan during a debate:

“There’s a difference between denouncing and rejecting,” Clinton said. “And I think when it comes to this sort of, you know, inflammatory – I have no doubt that everything that Barack just said is absolutely sincere. But I just think, we’ve got to be even stronger. We cannot let anyone in any way say these things because of the implications that they have, which can be so far reaching.”

Farrakhan, the head of the Nation of Islam, recently made positive statements about Obama’s candidacy. The controversial leader has made many remarks that have been deemed anti-Semitic, including calling Judaism a “gutter religion.”

At a later point in the debate, Obama said he had no dealings with the radical:

“I obviously can’t censor him, but it is not support that I sought,” Obama said. “And we’re not doing anything, I assure you, formally or informally with Minister Farrakhan.”

This photo could offer some evidence against the claim, some people online are saying: