Monday, April 25, 2011

Obama won’t produce birth certificate because it would reveal TRUE identity of his father: Hawaii senator Sam Slom

A member of the Hawaii State Senate has said he believes Barack Obama is not releasing his long-form birth certificate because he may want to hide the identity or citizenship of his father.

Republican Sam Slom said the 'real issue' behind the reluctance of the U.S. President, who says he was born in Hawaii, to release full details from his birth certificate was unlikely to be because he wanted to hide his place of birth.

'My particular point of view... is that [Obama] probably was born [in Hawaii] and that the real issue is not the birth certificate, but what's on the birth certificate,' Slom said in an interview on New York's WABC 770 AM radio station.

In recent months, the birthplace of Obama has become a burning issue, with detractors of the President questioning whether he was in fact born in Kenya - even though Hawaii officials have certified he was born in the U.S. state.

Slom, who said he once lived in the same building as Obama in Hawaii's capital, said: 'My belief is that there is a birth certificate, he was born here, but that there is information that for reasons known only to him he doesn't want released. (read more)