EXCLUSIVE: A controversial organization with tenuous ties to the United Nations -- and which counts Kenyan relatives of Barack Obama among its good-will ambassadors -- is supplying its officials and advisers with travel documents designed to look much like U.N.-affiliated diplomatic passports. The problem is, they aren’t.
The documents, known in diplomatic parlance as “laissez passers,” or
LPs, ask national authorities to grant privileges and immunities to
their holders on official business for the grandly named International
Institution for the use of Micro-algae Spirulina Against Malnutrition
(IIMSAM), which claims that it will solve the world’s hunger problems
through the cultivation of algae as food.
Photocopies of IIMSAM documents examined by Fox News show that
bearers have titles such as “special adviser,” and “special envoy,” as
well as good-will ambassador, and that the documents have been issued to
people born in a variety of countries, including Iran, Jordan, India
and Germany, as well as Hong Kong, which is a special administrative
region of China.