Why did Barry Stanley Dunham decide to change his name to Barack Hussein Obama?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I originally thought it was because of politics, but below is an excerpt from a website concerning this very issue.

    "Barack once held Indonesian Citizenship. When he went to Pakistan, it was with an Indonesian passport. Indonesia did not allow dual citizenship at the time.

    Barack Obama, Jr was his birth name. When he was adopted by his stepfather, it was changed to Barry Soetoro. When he was adopted by his grandfather, Stanley Dunham (whom his mother was named after), his name was legally changed to Barry Dunham.

    It is unknown where Obama was born. The birth certificate given by the Obama Campaign to daily Kos is a forgery, and was a photoshop, and had photoshop info in the EXIF data. Perhaps the only thing they were hiding was that no father was listed on the birth certificate perhaps not.

    The Kenyan meme was revived after an online African newspaper identified Obama as “Kenyan-born” in their headlines in June. They have since altered their headline."

  • 1 decade ago

    he was wanted by the law under his first name.

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