Yesterday, American Family Radio morning drive-time host Sandy Rios used the Westgate Mall shooting in Nairobi to promote birther lunacy. In the process, she pushed claims that have been debunked several times over--not that anyone who listens to AFR would know.
According to Rios, that reports of at least three Americans with ties to al-Qaeda raises staggering implications, given that "this is the country from where our president hails." She then doubled down, claiming that Obama's cousin is former Kenyan prime minister Raila Odinga, "a Muslim Communist." No, this isn't snark--People for the American Way got a clip.
Odinga claimed back in December 2007, in the wake of the Kenyan presidential election, that he was Obama's cousin. appeared to form the basis of a long-circulating email claiming that Obama and Odinga have long been in cahoots with each other, and that Obama even donated a million dollars to the Odinga campaign. Not so, says Snopes--which points out that Obama and Odinga are not biologically related and that at least one other candidate in the Kenyan election claimed to be related to Obama.
This isn't the first time that Rios has drunk the birther Kool-Aid. Back in April, she claimed that Obama really didn't love this country because he wasn't born here to begin with. You expect the fringe to push birther conspiracy theories even when they've been completely debunked. But this is horribly grotesque even by birther and religious right standards.