Kenya Deports Author of Obama Nation

Immigration nabs Jerome Corsi ahead of book launch
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Oct 7, 2008 8:43 AM CDT
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., walks out to speak to media about the economy at The Grove Park Inn in Asheville, N.C. Monday, Oct. 6, 2008.    (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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(Newser) – The author of the bestselling attack on Barack Obama, The Obama Nation, is being deported from Kenya for lacking the right working papers, the AP reports. Police nabbed Jerome Corsi at his hotel ahead of a book launch. One source said he had been held for accusing the prime minister’s Muslim supporters of post-election violence, the Times of London reports.

Corsi had been planning to offer a check for $1,000 to Obama’s half-brother, who has been “living in squalid conditions”; some saw the move as an attempt to show that Barack wasn’t caring for his relative, the Times notes. Ads for Corsi’s book, which he had planned to launch in the country, said it showed ties between Obama and a secret Kenyan government plot.