Skip to comments.Report: Duke professor confirms Arabic on Obama ring
Posted on 10/11/2012 7:12:07 AM PDT by Smokeyblue
WNDs report that Arabic-language and Islamic experts claim the gold band Obama has been wearing on his wedding-ring finger for more than 30 years is adorned with the first part of the Islamic declaration of faith naturally was met with skepticism in some circles, but Glenn Becks TheBlaze.com news service published a report citing a Duke professor who confirmed the WND experts assessment.
Earlier today, before it published the report, four members of The Blaze editorial team, including Editor-in-Chief Scott Baker, cautiously discussed the Obama ring story in their Blazecast Rewind Internet broadcast, without mentioning WND.
Baker, noting he had been inundated with links to the WND article, said he approached the story as he does other memes that float around the Internet and need to be either debunked or verified.
TheBlaze.com reporter Billy Hallowell told Baker he spoke with a professor from Duke who read the article, examined the photos and affirmed the conclusion of the WND experts.
Based on what he saw, he said that this is, essentially, Arabic script on the ring and that it is the first part of the Shahada, Hollowell said.
(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...
Obama’s ring: ‘There is no god but Allah’
He’s worn band on wedding-ring finger since before he met Michelle
As a student at Harvard Law School, then-bachelor Barack Obamas practice of wearing a gold band on his wedding-ring finger puzzled his colleagues.
Now, newly published photographs of Obama from the 1980s show that the ring Obama wore on his wedding-ring finger as an unmarried student is the same ring Michelle Robinson put on his finger at the couples wedding ceremony in 1992.
Moreover, according to Arabic-language and Islamic experts, the ring Obama has been wearing for more than 30 years is adorned with the first part of the Islamic declaration of faith, the Shahada: There is no god except Allah.
The Shahada is the first of the Five Pillars of Islam, expressing the two fundamental beliefs that make a person a Muslim: There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is Allahs prophet.
Sincere recitation of the Shahada is the sole requirement for becoming a Muslim, as it expresses a persons rejection of all other gods.
Egyptian-born Islamic scholar Mark A. Gabriel, Ph.D., examined photographs of Obamas ring at WNDs request and concluded that the first half of the Shahada is inscribed on it.
I don’t know squat about Obama’s ring, but I do know he has been pushing the Muslim agenda since day one.
Because this info is out there from several sources, what do you think will be obama’s response, the islamic nations, if he loses the election?
We know obama is a follower of islam, many people suspect it, will the islamic world even let him leave office without a fight should he lose.
MSM will substitute the work ringers for birthers!
The writing is arabic. But the language is that of Mordor which I will not utter here. In the common tongue it says, “One ring to rule them all. One ring to find them. One ring to bring them all and in the darkness, bind them.”
Should be, but won’t be.
I have experience with “benchmark liberals” in that they simply refuse to look at any source of information that is contrary to what they WANT to believe.
This explains a lot.
1. You grow poppies and refine heroin for a living, but you have a moral objection to liquor.
2. You own a $3,000 machine gun and $5,000 rocket launcher and ammo, but you can't afford shoes.
3. You have more wives than teeth.
4. You wipe your butt with your bare hand, but consider bacon and pork unclean.
5. You think vests come in two styles: bullet-proof and suicide.
6. You can't think of anyone you haven't declared Jihad against.
7. You consider television dangerous, but routinely carry explosives in your clothing.
8. You were amazed to discover that cell phones have uses other than setting off roadside bombs.
9. You have nothing against women and think every man should own at least four.
10. Your cousin is president of the United States .
Go to google and look up Islamic rings for men. You won’t see a band like this one....it is unique....but you will see that the lettering (similar to a W) is definitely the same.
No wonder he’s smirking all the time. He thinks it’s funny that Americans are too ignorant to see his Muslim faith rubbed under their noses every time he signs one of his executive orders that takes away more of our wealth and freedom.
The Democrat press is a co-conspirator in the enterprise to destroy the USA.
” Imagine someone trying to become the prime minister of Pakistan or Afghanistan having “John 3:16” on a ring for most of his adult life.”
Now there’s the post of the day!
That’s good stuff!
Obama could wear a sign around his neck: “I’m a Muslim,” as well as a ring on his finger, and Li’l Debbie Wasserman-Schultz would appear on TV and admit the sign, and the ring, but deny that he’s owned by the Saudis.
“Fake, but accurate.”
OK, Great leader Obama is a Muslim, but not a strict, Salafist practicing Muslim.
I know this as strict observing Muslim men must not wear gold or silk.
“Because gold and adorning oneself with it are things that are suited to the nature of women and the role for which they have been created, it is obviously wise for it to be forbidden for men to imitate women in that. The great scholar Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allaah have mercy on him) said in Ilaam al-Muwaqqieen (2/109):
Similarly the prohibition on gold and silk for men is decreed so as to block the means that may lead to men imitating women. End quote.
One of the strange things that we see nowadays is many young men adorning themselves by wearing gold chains and the like, and they even put makeup on their faces. This is contrary to the fitrah (sound human nature) and to the masculinity and resolve which should be the characteristics of men. Hence you will not find any wise and serious man doing that, rather they are either perverts or those who are lacking in character, time-wasters who are trying to fill the gaps in their character or fill their time by doing that.
And Allaah knows best.”
LOL! Good one!
so much of what we’ve been surmising for 4 years are starting to be confirmed and the dots put together. It ain’t looking good for our country folks!
Thanks for the post. Makes sense. Anytime we run down a false trail; we lose credibility
Doncha think its time we stop giving these people the benefit of the doubt? I believe we should start operating on the assumption that what we’ve suspected, or even known, all along is true. We can’t afford not to.
Immature tacky jerk would be the term if it weren’t even more treacherous than that.
“Hallowell pointed out the professor, WHO DECLINED TO BE NAMED, also cautioned that there is Islamic teaching that forbids wearing gold.”
LOL! So...what stopped him from finding someone who would actually be willing to be attributed for the story?
Yes, Zero is a mussie at heart...but this stuff is nonsense without real documentation.
Gotta have rock solid facts on a deal like this.
There are plenty of other issues; 100% backed up by facts to focus on.
The Libyan embassy situation in particular.
"Let's not play games," Obama stated. "What I was suggesting you're absolutely right that John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith. And you're absolutely right that that has not come."Sometimes a statement can simply be taken at face value, especially now that there's supporting evidence that something is amiss. Or you can twist yourself into a pretzel and deny what your lying ears did hear.
Stephanopoulos immediately interrupted Obama, stating, "Christian faith."
"My Christian faith," Obama quickly said.
As if such rational linkage will dissuade the WND nutters from carrying on about this crap.
I have a Christian American friend living in North Africa, she says rings & trinkets such as this are very common...and very commonly sold to and bought by non-Muslim tourists.
I suspect this was a valuable gift given to Mr. O by his mother—or some other person, and it has no religious significance to him. I’m sure Barak doesn’t even read Arabic (no one does, without years of study).
Yes, it is weird. Mr. O is a weird guy. Still, being fixated on a piece of jewelry worn by a guy who lived in Indonesia as a child...is a bit silly.
WE MUST DEFEAT HIM! Things like this make conservatives look superstitious and dumb—and won’t help throw O out of office.
Credibility with whom? Th?e Goebbelsmedia? Leftist? The Dem party?
Truth is truth and that is ALL that is important. "Credibility" with avowed leftists/marxists and their whores is less than worthless, it means giving up truth and principles in exchange for hoping to be "liked" and instead receiving yet another kick in the face.
Naybe it is the world "Allah" and maybe it isn't. What is this "urban legends" debunker's track record? Is he a leftist? Or even handed? The word "Allah" looks like a fancy "W" so who knows?
I am not gonna hold my breath waiting for Obama to admit it. BTW when he does, it will be all over.
This guy’s page has a list of the top 25 “Debunked” urban legends. He’s as reliable as Snopes! Or Factcheck!
Here’s a small sampling, it is clear which side of the fence he stands on:
1. Is Barack Obama a Muslim?
By David Emery, About.com Guide
Netlore Archive: Email rumor alleges that Barack Obama is secretly a Muslim and has lied to the American people about his religious ties, including his claim to being a devout Christian for most of his adult life.
Description: Email rumor
Circulating since: Jan. 2007
Status: False (see details below)
2. Email rumor claims Barack Obama is ineligible for the presidency because by virtue of certain laws in effect at the time of his birth he is not a natural-born U.S. citizen.
Description: Email rumor
Circulating since: June 2008
See also: Where Is Obama’s Birth Certificate?
American troops weren’t even allowed to shoot enemies because “JN3:16” (or the like) was discovered on government-issued rifle scopes.
I’m not seeing much Arabic in that design.
All is allowed in islam if it advances death.
Looks like a squiggle to me...
Let's focus on the Libyan embassy instead. No question on that issue what happened.
Those are squiggles. Just squiggles.
The question becomes, is “urbanlegends” the arbiter of truth??
I am asking if this is fact or fiction:
Barack is the name of Muhammad’s horse.
Hussein is the name of Shiite Muslim Royal lineage.
Obama is the name of BHO’s Muslim family lineage.
On the other hand, there is a reason why WND is known (even here) as "World Nut Daily."
Credibility with the 15% (r whatever the number is) of voters that are “undecided”.
I want them to come my way and vote for my candidate. Going off a unproven (and probably false) theory about his ring; will earn their scorn. Rightfully so.
Again focus on real, fact checked issues such as the Libyan Embassy.
That should be a very damaging issue against Obama and Hillary Clinton.
And what faction would call WND, such a pejorative name? What is said reason for such a name and what do you consider reliable sources of information?
He may be a muslim, but the proof is not in that ring. Those are just squiggles.
I was expecting it to be engraving on the inside or something. My wife and I got my wedding ring in Bangkok and it has Thai writing on the inside saying how many karats the ring is. Something like that would make more sense, but this is just nonsense for the tinfoil hat folk.
I was ready to jump off on this stupid thing yesterday myself; and think it might be real.
I almost got suckered.
Good grief; I need to get a life and not read that kind of garbage.