Al Qaeda Threatens the Life of Barack Obama’s Grandmother in Kenya
Police in Kenya are doing a special security watch on Barack Obama’s grandmother Sarah Obama, after Al Qaeda threatened her life in retaliation for the death of its mass murderer leader. She says she’s not afraid. ABC News:
Security has been increased around the home of President Barack Obama’s step-grandmother in Kenya after an African al Qaeda branch issued a personal threat against her, police said today.
Kenyan police told ABC News they are patrolling round the clock after Al Shabaab, the Somalia-based branch of al Qaeda, threatened the life of Sarah Obama.
Though security had been added to the elder Obama’s house the day after bin Laden was killed in fear of reprisals, the number of patrolling officers has ballooned since Al Shabaab’s threat was issued. One police chief told ABC News he now had enough officers “to patrol the entire village.”
But the 88-year-old seemed unconcered about the threat and told ABC News she didn’t mind the extra security.
“My life has not been affected in any way,” Sarah Obama said. “It has not restricted my movement. If the government has decided to bring more security personnel, we are OK with it.”
It seems logical that in the wake of U.S. Navy Seals killing bin Laden in Pakistan that there would be extra security in the United States, around Obama and members of his family.
The ABC video report: