Born (in 1958) and raised in Kenya, Abon'go Malik Obama (AMO) is the older half-brother of U.S. President Barack Obama. He holds a degree in accounting from the University of Nairobi, and as a young man he spent the better part of 14 years working in the United States—mostly as an accountant—for Lockheed, Fannie Mae, and the American Red Cross. During that period, AMO developed a close relationship with Barack Obama—serving as “best man” at the latter's 1992 wedding to Michelle Robinson (Obama). Barack, in turn, was best man at one of AMO's numerous marriage ceremonies. A practicing Muslim, AMO currently has twelve wives—two of whom he has been accused of beating.
In 2008 AMO established the Barack H. Obama Foundation (BHOF) in memory of his (and President Obama's) biological father, Barack H. Obama, Sr. (1936-82). The foundation's stated purpose was to “provide people everywhere with resources to uplift their welfare and living standards.” But from 2008-11, BHOF operated illegally as a nonprofit entity—falsely claiming tax-exempt status for which it had never formally applied. According to Ken Boehm, chairman of the National Legal and Policy Center, this constitutes “common law fraud and potentially even federal mail fraud.”
Apart from his work with BHOF, Abon'go Malik Obama helps to oversee the international investments of the Muslim Brotherhood. He also serves as executive secretary of the Sudan-based Islamic Da’wa Organization (IDO), which:
Also in AMO's orbit was the late Libyan dictator Muammar Qadhafi, with whom the Kenyan had a close relationship from the 1980s until Qadhafi's death in 2011. AMO once interceded on Qadhafi's behalf during the Libyan civil war.
- seeks to expand Wahhabist Islam on the African subcontinent;
- bankrolls a “Gaza relief” program with funds that initially pass through the Al Shamal Islamic Bank—an al Qaeda-linked institution founded by the late Osama bin Laden—and are then distributed through the terror group Hamas to selected recipients;
- is a member of the Coalition of Islamic Organizations, which also includes the Islamic Society in Gaza—a group that was established by Hamas co-founder Ahmed Yassin and was headed for nearly a decade by former Hamas prime minister Ismail Haniyeh; and
- is an arm of the terrorism-sponsoring Sudanese government (whose president since 1993 has been the Muslim Brotherhood member and jihadist Omar al-Bashir).
In 2010, AMO was photographed at a public event in Yemen wearing a 'keffiyeh'—or scarf—bearing two anti-Israel slogans associated with Hamas. They read:
- “Jerusalem is ours—WE ARE COMING”
- “From the river to the sea”—a Hamas rallying-cry claiming that 100% of the land between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea, which is where Israel is situated, rightfully belongs to the Palestinians (while Israel has no right to exist)
In March 2013, AMO ran for a county gubernatorial seat in western Kenya but was defeated decisively. He captured just 2,792 votes—some 140,000 fewer than the victor.
That same month, AMO told Mail Online about the close relationship he continued to enjoy with his half-brother, Barack, who was “always at the end of a phone line if I want to talk.” “I last saw him on November 19 last year,” Abon'go added, “shortly after the U.S. election. I went to the White House and offered him my congratulations.”
In July 2013, AMO similarly told GQ magazine that he and his half-brother spoke to one another on a regular basis. “Of course we’re close!” he said. “I'm the one who brought him here to Kogelo in 1988! I thought it was important for him to come home and see from whence his family came—you know, his roots.”
 AMO once attended
an IDO board of trustees meeting where President Bashir vowed “that the
enemies of Islam who attempt to impose hegemony and make a siege and
... encourage plots [and evil measures] towards Sudan will fail.”
Further, terrorism expert Walid Shoebat reports that AMO's boss within the IDO, Suar al-Dahab, has explicitly and repeatedly called for Israel’s destruction.