(referring to the time stamps in the partial video)
(0:10) I cannot be President. I came in 1978, when I was getting ready to go to college.
- Did he mean to say that he came in 1969, when he was getting ready for preschool?
- Did he mean to say, "I became a citizen in 1978, when I was getting ready to go to college"?
- Caner was about 11-12 years old in 1978. Was he getting ready to
- From what we can tell, he grew up in Gahanna, Ohio. Does Gahanna even have an inner city? (See its website, noting that it was considered in 2007 to be one of the best places in America to live.)
- Sesame Street began airing on November 10, 1969 (documentation), so it is possible that he did start learning English as a 3-year-old on Sesame Street. It's even remotely possible that he was held back a year from entering school so he could learn English better. However, he graduated high school at age 17, so if he was held back a year, it seems he found a way to catch up.
- When did Caner study in a training center in Beirut? What year approximately?
- If we assume Caner did not in fact ever train in Beirut, is his statement an understandable, innocent misstatement?
- What Islamic missionary activity was the Acar Caner family ever involved with?
- What minaret? There's no visible minaret at the Islamic foundation building on Broad St. that apparently served in place of a mosque for the Caner family.
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(3:18) And so we came to America - it was '78.
- Again, is he just misspeaking "1969" as "1978"?
- This seems to pretty clearly state that Ergun Caner's father was a polygamist, who had more than one wife at once. Is that true? The evidence seems to suggest that Acar Caner had only two wives, one at a time.
- If it is not true, is this just a misstatement?
- Again, is he just misspeaking "high school" for "pre-school"?
- We have yet to see him wearing any true keffiyeh - and it may be that Caner does not even really understand what the term keffiyeh is, since he seems to think it means an entire outfit.
- "Abi" is the Turkish word for "older brother." (evidence) That seems like a strange thing for someone to call his father.
- The Koran repeatedly calls Jesus "the Messiah." (link to discussion)
- What is this "prayer of disownment"? Can Caner provide it to us? Can anyone even find a transcription of such a prayer on the Internet?
- Does the Sunni version of Sharia law even permit the disownment of children? Perhaps someone more well versed in Sharia law can tell me.
- Caner saw his father again, at the end of his father's life, according to his own testimony elsewhere.
- Notice again that Caner seems to use the term "keffiyeh" now to refer to other Islamic clothing - in this case an chador.
- From what we can tell from the court records, Caner's mother was not a practicing Muslim during his youth. Was she wearing the chador in the baptistry just for dramatic effect?
- And why would she need to take off a chador except symbolically? The Scriptures not only permit but encourage women to cover their heads, and women in most Christian churches did, until the last 100 years.