The course of American history was forever changed when Barack Obama was elected president in 2008. Just decades after segregation between black and white people ended, a black man occupied the highest seat of power in a house that was originally built by slaves.

Now, a new photograph has emerged that could have cost Obama the presidency if it had surfaced at the time.

While there is no denying that race relations in the US have improved, our attitude towards extremist Islamic groups rightfully remains hostile. In the wake of 9/11 and the Iraq War, their existence has been universally condemned by almost all Americans.

That’s why the photograph which Obama spent eight years of his presidency working to hide could have cost him the presidency.

One of the reasons why Trump was elected to office in November 2016 was because of his stance on all extremist groups, Islamic or not. This has earned him a great deal of condemnation from other nations because of his war of words with the North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.

Just like Kim Jong-un, another man who is reviled for his extremist views is the Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.