OMG! Michelle Obama Visited a Bombing Victim!

Walid Shoebat, one of the many dubious “ex-terrorists” making a lot of money by pretending to be experts on terrorism, and the Worldnutdaily are pushing what may be the single most idiotic conspiracy theory you’ve ever heard. Remember the Saudi citizen who was a victim of the Boston Marathon bombing? Would you believe Michelle Obama may not have skipped his room when she was visiting other people who were hurt in the bombing?

A Saudi Arabian newspaper is reporting that United States First Lady Michelle Obama visited in the hospital Saudi citizen Abdul Rahman Ali Issa Al-Salimi Alharbi, the young man who had been labeled a “person of interest” in the Boston Marathon bombing.

The newspaper accompanied its report with an image of Obama, although the background was generic and it couldn’t be confirmed immediately that she was at the hospital where Alharbi was being treated at the time. He reportedly suffered injuries in the Boston bombing.

The newspaper’s Arabic-language report is being highlighted by Walid Shoebat, a former Muslim Brotherhood member who now is a peace activist.

“Okaz, the same prominent Saudi newspaper that published photos of Abdul Rahman Ali Issa Al-Salimi Alharbi in the hospital after the Boston Marathon bombings, is now reporting that the Saudi national was also visited by the first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, during his hospital stay,” Shoebat reported…

Reported Shoebat, “There were multiple reports that Alharbi was hospitalized at Brigham and Women’s so that would seem [to] corroborate the Okaz report.

“Okaz stated further that the first lady also visited the other injured Saudi at the hospital, a female doctor named Nura Khalid Saleh al-Ajaji.”…

Reported Shoebat, “Now, contrarians … with concerns about this visit will likely say that the first lady was simply paying visits to all the victims in the hospital, of which Alharbi was one and had been cleared two days earlier.”

No, you know who will say that? Sane, reasonable people. Fucking lunatics like Shoebat and the Worldnutdaily, who will chase any ghost and promote any lie as long as it makes Obama look bad, will do exactly what they’re doing. Jesus Fucking Christ, the FBI cleared this guy immediately and said he had nothing to do with the bombing. The only thing he was doing, like every other person there at the time of the bombing, was trying to get away from the blast. But he’s Saudi, so that means he must have been in on it. Jesus, these people are just fucking nuts.

Comments

  1. birgerjohansson says

    Next WND headline*: “Michelle Obama Visited a Sand N*gger!”

    *if they print what they think.

  2. Doug Little says

    Fucking lunatics like Shoebat and the Worldnutdaily, who will chase any ghost and promote any lie as long as it makes Obama look bad, will do exactly what they’re doing. Jesus Fucking Christ, the FBI cleared this guy immediately and said he had nothing to do with the bombing. The only thing he was doing, like every other person there at the time of the bombing, was trying to get away from the blast. But he’s Saudi, so that means he must have been in on it. Jesus, these people are just fucking nuts.

    Yeah this conspiracy shit is getting really getting fucking old. I wish there was some way of labeling these pseudo news organisations for what they are, right wing propaganda machines for hire. They cause more harm to society than good and need to be singled out to protect the gullible.

  3. John Hinkle says

    No, I think contrarians (i.e., sane, reasonable people) will also say this Shoebat character knows how to fleece gullible wingnuts.

  4. richardt says

    They’re not just nuts they’re dangerous. If they are creating a story that the credulous fools who follow the wing nut media will believe then they’re opening up anyone who might look like an arab or even a muslim to danger.

  5. slc1 says

    Re richardt @ #4

    As I recall, there was an attack on a Sikh at some point under the delusion of his attackers that he was an Arab.

  6. says

    How many people who take Shoebat seriously read Arabic, and will bother to check that his claims about the newspaper article are accurate? Betcha the answer is none.

  7. blf says

    As I recall, there was an attack on a Sikh at some point under the delusion of his attackers that he was an Arab.

    Not sure about the “Arab” bit, but there certainly has been under the delusion Sikhs are Muslims. (Of course, to the nutters who do this, the distinction between Arab and Muslim is probably non-existent.) For instance, Shooting at Sikh temple in Wisconsin:

    Immediately after the September 11, 2001, terrorist acts, Sikhs came under attack.

    Mistaken for Muslims because of their beards and turbans, they became ripe targets for zealots seeking revenge.

    The first person murdered in retaliation for the 9/11 attacks was a Sikh — a gas station owner in Mesa, Arizona, named Balbir Singh Sodhi who was shot five times by aircraft mechanic Frank Roque.

    In the intervening years, the Sikh Coalition, a New York-based advocacy group, reported more than 700 attacks or bias-related incidents.

    Another example, Sikh cabbie attacked, mistaken for Muslim.

    I have not checked, but imagine the Southern Poverty Law Center has some more information (for USAlienstan). in addition to the above-mentioned Sikh Coalition.

  8. says

    So, basically, anyone who has incidental contact with a Saudi/arab/muslim/”other” is a part of a conspiracy? Where does Shoebat come from anyway … eh?

  9. bmiller says

    In what Bizarro World is Shoebat a “Peace Activist”?

    Have to admit that I couldn’t chose a better name for a wingnut than “Shoebat”

  10. Trebuchet says

    M. Obama is also being slammed for “snubbing” another bombing victim — who was at a different hospital!

  11. garnetstar says

    You know, the nut jobs, particularly Glenn Beck, are reaching (Iif indeed not exceeding) the point of slandering Alharbi. It may even be putting Alharbi in danger, when he gets released from the hospital and can be tormented, harassed, threatened, and etc. The missing student from Brown can’t be reached for torment and threats (only his grieving family is available as targets), but Alharbi is going to have to go out there and walk around and try to live his life.

    At what point can Alharbi get some legal relief from this false charge of a truly atrocious crime?

  12. lofgren says

    This bit of conspiracy mongering is often paired with the accusation that the Obamas failed to visit another victim of the bombings. As Trebuchet says, that victim was not only at one of the many other hospitals that were treating victims (I believe the Obamas only visited two), he was in surgery at the time.

    I agree with garnetstar. Beck’s assertion that Alharbi is “a very bad man” and even “one of the worst,” with the obvious implication that he was involved in the bombing, strikes me as sticking his pinkie toe over the line of slander and then shouting, “Neener neener neener, you can’t catch me!” Maybe he can’t be sued over it, but he’s gotta be one slip-up away.

  13. caseloweraz says

    WND: But he added, “In light of recent reports that Alharbi was scheduled for deportation on ‘national security grounds’, the first lady’s visit takes on much added significance if those reports are true.”

    Of course, because the best place to confer with a participant of a secret government plot is in a hospital, with non-involved doctors and nurses around, and the best person to do the conferring is not some obscure staffer but the First Lady of the United States.

  14. iangould says

    So, let’s see:

    “We need to get a secret message to our Saudi agent. Let’s send possibly the msot famous and recognizable woman in thre country to talk to him.”

    That is what they’re proposing, isn;t it?

  15. ambulocetacean says

    Garnetstar #15,

    I’m sad to see that Yahoo! News seems to have some kind of arrangement with Beck to promote his website The Blaze and to run bullshit stories from it as “news”.

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