Skip to comments.Does Obama‘s Mystery Ring Really Have ’There Is No God Except Allah’ Inscribed in Arabic? (YES!)
Posted on 10/11/2012 11:41:24 AM PDT by mojito
....TheBlaze decided to speak with experts at some of Americas leading universities. One academic, a professor at Duke University, provided a candid assessment, but asked to remain off-the-record. Based on the images and analysis present in the WND report, he said that the script present on Obamas ring appears to be Arabic and that it does, indeed, include the first portion of the shahada.
I think this is accurate, he said of the description surrounding the ring.
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The article does a song and dance about how this might just prove Zero's "monotheism."
Pretty sure close-up photos of this have dispproved this as a myth.
Not that Obama is not a muslim, mind you.
And that's not counting all of the previous threads.
This is some Corsi inspired thing to sell a book (IMO)
I believe Obama’s word - he told George Stephanopoulous on at least one occasion that he was a follower of Islam (my Muslim faith). He also told the UN that “ the future must not belong to those that slander the Prophet of Islam”
No one that wasn’t an enemy combatant would have said that. IMO
Well, OK, I’m assuming that the photo is legit.
What’s the ring all about, then? What’s the symbolism, if any? I’ve never seen anything like it. ???? More questions than answers here.
Ash nazg durbatuluk Ash nazg gimpatul Ash nazg thrakatuluk Agh burzum ishi krimpatul.
One Ring to Rule them all One Ring to find them One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.
What we have seen is a gazillion of the useful idiots trying to sell the notion that when Obama is yelling about Allah, it simply means he’s a Christian.
looks like he bashed it pretty good against something like a cinder block..
“Obama either likes Allah or snakes.”
But his ring doesn’t have to do with allah, at least not on the outside.
The Blaze spoke to an expert, who confirmed the inscription.
I post the following link as an example of an abstract style of Arabic calligraphy that read “There is no god but Allah and Muhammed is his prophet.”
If it looks like a communist, sounds like a communist and rules like a communist...it’s a communist.
No you are wrong about that and don’t listen to “urban legend”. Either they do’t know what they’re talking about or they’re another obama apologists. As an Iranian American I know when I see allah, and that shape on the ring while inscriptive and artistically rendered comes very close to a sly depiction of the word allah in arabic. And the urban legend excuse that in Indonesia where the ring was purchased they don’t speak or write arabic, might be true but the symbol of allah is universally depicted and worn in its arabic form. so that alone should make urban legend explanation suspect.
Here's a high-def photo of the ring:
Notice how WND uses even shadows to 'find' the Arabic. The ring's design is undulating continuous lines, not Arabic script. We don't even have a name for the Duke professor.
If you want to find Arabic in that, go at it.
There are too many things Obama has done and is doing to be led astray by this story.
The symbolism, well, I don't know of anyone who wears a snake ring as a wedding ring.
And I can't understand how a wife would allow her husband to wear what looks to be a snake ring that he wore before she knew him.
Here are some samples of snake rings for guys:
Obama's ring does not look like anything made in the west. It is either Indonesian or from the middle east.
... and yes, I know about Snopes, etc, etc.
Ah, the good old days. When FReepers were laughing at the Muslims who protested the “Allah” they claimed they saw on the top of that pudding cup lid . . .
Real men just wear solid gold bands. I don’t know what the “snakes” symbolize but that is one strange wedding ring for a man to wear.
Maybe his ring symbolizes “Snake Oil Salesman...”
I'm going to link to a number of variations on Arabic calligraphy that read either there is no god but Allah or just Allah.
Now take a good look at them. Compare them to the squiggles on Zero's ring. I'm not an expert on Arabic calligraphy, but I'm pretty sure that that bottom squiggle could most certainly be Allah.
Take a look and be the judge for yourself. The Blaze consulted a real academic expert at Duke, who confirmed the inscription. I'll take that over some self-appointed know-it-all on “urban legends.”
That squiggly garbage hardly looks like it could be translated into something. But, I wonder why he wore the ring on his left ring finger in his younger years.
Looks like he banged it a few times. Typical of WND. FR should consider not allowing posts from there.
Yes. And when he’s within a thousand miles of Mecca, the letters emit a fiery glow.
Look at the side view here. I think they are snakes. It is not Arabic script.
Jeez, I just looked at my finger skin through a magnifying glass. I don’t have that type of skin!
What’s up with the reptilian like creases in his finger skin?
Sometimes, for no discernible reason, FR goes into “let’s protect the muslim at all costs” mode.
I refuse to tilt at windmills.
I personally agree that Obama is a muslim. I mean, the guy said so to Steffie, can recite the conversion prayer, acts like a muslim, hates Israel, etc. Pretty obvious Obama’s a muslim.
But this ring is not anything more than a ring.
Really?? And you know this because a few libs told you so?
There’s no one so blind as those who will not see.
“Theres no one so blind as those who will not see.”
I agree, you should get your eyes checked.
Anyone who actually looks as the clear pictures can see this does not say “allah,” but is a symmetrical repeating pattern.
Advice for you: go look up “allah”. There’s lots ofo them around the web.
Then go visit an ophtalmologist. I hear Bashar is supposed to be one.
It’s a ring with a pattern, and one side has been damaged and scraped.
But you probably believe all the citings of Jesus in toast.
I just looked at my skin, and it has all these little patterns on it, and one of them looks like that Arabic stuff....
I just looked at my skin, and it has all these little patterns on it, and one of them looks like that Arabic stuff that people said means “Allah”.
Now I’m afraid that if a muslim sees me scratching my butt, he’s going to try to chop my head off. Or kill our ambassador.
I am not an arabic scholar, but I did have to take arabic from kindergarden though my final years of school, even Yeshiva.
The Arabic for “allah” is not symetrical. In the clear photos, this just appears to be a curved line.
There might be some sort of symbolic script I don’t know about, but it just looks like a design to me.
One more thing, I understand that muslim men to not wear gold, as this is forbidden under their religion.
Rather, they wear platinum or silver rings.
They are also forbidden to wear wedding rings, at all.
I would also note that muslim men are forbidden from wearing gold, at all, and typically do not wear wedding rings.
“My Muslim Faith” obumpa
I believe 0bama is a Muslim. Two Islamic scholars independently confirmed the inscription on the ring. Yet you choose to trust your "faith" in some 0bama supporter who knows nothing about Islam or Arabic script but who runs an "urban myths" website. Besides, your contemptuous reference to the Savior is all I need to know about you and what you believe.
But Osama wore a huge gold ring.
Muslim rules are broken as easily as they are made.
He takes it off every year for Ramadan and claims to be sending it to the jewelers for repair. Actually, I think that Michelle may do the same thing, but I cannot remember for sure. It’s just not something, that I have paid much attention to.
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Why doesn’t Free Republic stop blocking Orly’s site.
It’s only contemptuous if you actually believe Jesus is appearing to people in toast. You didn’t really say one way or another.
I have no idea who this “urban myths” person is. I don’t count on “experts” to tell me what I can see with my own eyes.
I look at the actual picture of the ring, and what I see is a nice ring adorned with two things that look like snakes, one of which has been beat up as you’d expect a ring to get over the years, so it is scratched.
I’ve seen the “expert” overlays, where the supposed muslim characters are put next to the scratched-up picture. And my own eyes tell me they are projecting.
I’m waiting for one of those who believe this story to actually put the character overlay onto the focused picture of the ring, rather than the unfocused, blurry, low-res image. The reason I don’t expect them to do so is that it will be very clear that they are seeing things that aren’t there.
The fact is, people see patterns where they don’t exist. A lot of people were convinced that Obama was using a robo-signer for condolence letters. They even posted low-res pictures of different letters, supposedly “proving” that they were the same.
Unfortunately, if you overlayed the letters, it was clear the signatures were NOT the same, they just were seeing what they wanted to see.
Likewise, here you are seeing what you want to see. Now, I’d love to find out that Obama had revealed his affinity for muslim beliefs in this way. I just don’t find it useful to have our side made fools of time and again by WND and Corsi.
If he can recite the prayers he definitely knows what the symbol on the ring means.
At the next debate Romney should say “Mr. President, that is a beautiful ring. I’ve never seen one like it. Where did you get it?” The press would have to comment on it. Of course they’d say it’s a ring supporting dog lovers.