Hidden photo of Obama and Nation of Islam leader Louis …

A photo of former President Barack Obama and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan from 2005 surfaced on Thursday after more than a decade of a journalist keeping the encounter under wraps.

The photo of Obama and Farrakhan was taken at a Congressional Black Caucus meeting in 2005, but it never reached the public eye after the caucus asked the photographer, Askia Muhammad, to hand it over in fear that it would stain Obamas political future.

I sort of understood what was going on, Muhammad told Talking Points Memo, who was allowed to print the picture with his permission. I promised and made arrangements to give the picture to Leonard Farrakhan, the leaders chief-of-staff and son-in-law.

The Congressional Black Caucus allegedly contacted Muhammad in a panic shortly after the event and asked him to hand over the photograph. Muhammad said he made a copy of the photograph on his computer before he gave the disk from his camera over to a staff member.

Realizing that I had given it up, I mean, it was sort of like a promise to keep the photograph secret, the photographer said, while explaining he didnt release his copy because he didnt want to betray that promise.

I was really, I guess, afraid of them, he continued. Muhammad was afraid that someone would break into his apartment in search of the photo, like that Watergate crap if he was to ever release it.

During the 2008 presidential election, Farrakhan made headlines for his alleged ties to then-Senator Obama and his anti-Semitic remarks, which Obama denounced during a debate.

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