Birther Queen Appeals to UN for Protection

Orly Taitz cites vandalism, assassination attempt
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 23, 2010 2:50 AM CST
Updated Feb 23, 2010 5:24 AM CST
Orly Taitz, a Moldovan-born Israeli-US citizen, has been the most visible and controversial figure in the "birther" movement.   (axis4peace2)
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(Newser) – Prominent "birther" Orly Taitz has appealed to the United Nations to protect her from persecution during her quest to prove that President Obama isn't qualified to hold office, claiming he was born in Africa. The California lawyer, dentist, and real estate agent "has applied for urgent action under the mandate for human rights defenders," according to a letter from her attorney, reports the Washington Independent.

Taitz has "been the victim of death threats, vandalism, false complaints, and a suspected assassination attempt" in the course of her efforts to expose Obama as a Kenyan fraud, the letter states, adding that "her reports to law enforcement and the judiciary have been ignored." There has not yet been any official response from the UN's High Commissioner for Human Rights.

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