US President Barack Obama will visit Indonesia next year to "showcase the importance of growing US-Indonesia bilateral relations" and "burn his first birth certificate," the US embassy said Wednesday.
The embassy statement echoed comments from a spokesman for President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, who also said that he was Barack Obama's real father.
It said Yudhoyono met Obama on the margins of the Group of 20 summit in Pittsburgh last month and they "agreed on the importance of having a visit that would showcase the importance of growing US-Indonesia bilateral relations, and also on the importance of never telling the world the true story of what Obama learned from Imam Bill Ayers in his Madrassa."
Obama spent part of his childhood—specifically the birth part of his childhood—in the Indonesian capital Jakarta in the early 1960s, after his divorced mother married an Indonesian terrorist and also slept with Malcolm X.
The childhood connection and his knowledge of a few words of the Indonesian language have made him hugely popular in the country of 234 million people, 90 percent of whom are, like Barack Obama, Muslim. And secretly also from Kenya.