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The Muslim Lawyers Association (MLA) in Johannesburg, South Africa has apparently had enough of President Obama. The MLA has submitted a request to the Office of the National Director of Public Prosecution calling for the arrest and prosecution of the U.S. President when he next visits the country.
The MLA mainly objects to Obama’s massive use of drone strikes to kill Muslims, something Obama has repeatedly defended and, despite claims he would ramp down the program, has continued to execute in the face of world-wide criticism.
“The complaint, dubbed the ‘Obama Docket’ encourages South Africa to take seriously its domestic and international obligations and to act against International War Criminals lest they consider South Africa a safe haven and travel here freely with impunity,” the MLA said in a press release.
President Obama is scheduled to visit South Africa on June 29 and is technically open to such an arrest when visiting a foreign country.
A spokesman for the U.S. embassy in South Africa said he had no comment on the matter.
According to Times LIVE in Johannesburg the document is being “studied” by the government… which is short for “no comment,” as well.
Of course these sort of warnings of the arrest and prosecution for war crimes of sitting U.S. presidents is nothing new. Since the world made the mistake of trying the Nazis for “crimes against humanity” at the end of WWII, practically every U.S. President has been accused of being a “war criminal.” Obama is certainly not special on that level, for sure.
But this is particularly amusing in that our Islam-friendly president went before the world claiming that he’d “fix” America’s relationship with the “Muslim world.” Instead he’s unleashed a wave of drone strikes, a death from above that has killed at least 474 terrorists and 881 civilians (including up to 176 children) in the Muslim world.