Obama ‘thinks rule of Islamic law good thing’

The director of Jihad Watch, a program of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, said that should the ring on Barack Obama’s finger prove to include an inscription of an Islamic prayer, it could explain his foreign policy attitudes and actions regarding freedom in the Middle East.

The comment comes from Robert Spencer, who has authored 12 books, including “The Truth About Muhammad,” “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades)” and “Did Muhammad Exist? An Inquiry Into Islam’s Obscure Origins.”

He’s a recognized expert on Islam and has written hundreds of articles about jihad and Islamic terrorism. He’s investigated stealth jihad, how jihadist groups are advancing their agenda in the U.S. with and without terror attacks and his works have been translated into Spanish, Italian, Finnish, Korean and Bahas Indonesia, among other languages.

He was reacting to today’s report that 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.”

Inscription on Obama’s ring

It’s 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 Allah’s prophet.

A sincere recitation of the Shahada is the only requirement for becoming a Muslim, as experts say it expresses a person’s rejection of all other gods.

That the ring carries the inscription was affirmed by Egyptian-born Islamic scholar Mark A. Gabriel, Ph,D., who said, “There can be no doubt that someone wearing the inscription ‘There is no god except Allah’ has a very close connection to Islamic beliefs.”

“If the ring is what it appears to be, it only underscores the clear affection and high regard that Obama has for Islam, whether or not he is currently a practicing Muslim,” Spencer told WND.

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“This regard has manifested itself in his energetic support for Islamic supremacist, pro-Shariah revolutionaries in Egypt, Libya, and Syria, and his indifference toward demonstrators who were trying to topple an Islamic state in Iran in 2009.”

Spencer continued, “Clearly, he thinks the rule of Islamic law is a good thing for societies, and has done all he can to foster it.”

Spencer’s expertise on Islam has been utilized by the New York Post, the Washington Times, the Dallas Morning News, the UK’s Guardian, Canada’s National Post, National Review Online and many more national outlets. He’s appeared to discuss such topics on the BBC, ABC, CNN, Fox, PBS, MSNBC, CNBC, C-Span, France24 and Croatia National Television.

His seminars have taken him to Dartmouth, Stanford, Brown, William and Mary and other colleges, and as an adjunct fellow with the Free Congress Foundation a decade ago he wrote monographs on Islam.

He tells his readers up front that they should believe his perspectives on Islam because his books “are made up largely of quotations from Islamic jihadists and the traditional Islamic sources to which they appeal to justify violence and terrorism.”

Andrew Bostom, who explained in his book, “The Legacy of Jihad” that there really is only one definition for jihad, and that means, “he fought, warred or waged war against unbelievers,” said, “Assuming Jerome Corsi’s chain of evidence about Obama’s ring, and Mark Gabriel’s analysis of the calligraphy it features being an abbreviated version of the Shahada, are sound — as they appear to be — the report raises new doubts about Obama’s declared Christian faith.”

He continued, “The Shahada is an exclusively Muslim profession of faith. This testimony, furthermore, expresses a pious Muslim’s willingness to wage jihad for Islam, and die a martyr for the creed. That Obama would wear as an adult (perhaps continuously since the 1980s, till now) such a profound symbol of commitment to Islam adds another perspective to this observation from Daniel Pipes’ five-part series … on Obama’s Islamic background.

“Pipes adduced evidence of Obama’s Muslim upbringing as a child, and his recitation of the adhan [i.e., the call to prayer usually chanted from minarets, which includes the Shahada], as both a child, and an adult, and the understanding of this behavior by other Muslims: ‘[R]eciting (the adhan) in class in 1970 made Obama a Muslim then – and doing so again for a journalist in 2007 once again made Obama a Muslim,’” he said.

An activist whose book, “Stop the Islamization of America,” warns against the encroaching influence of Muslim religious law, says an Arabic design on Barack Obama’s “wedding ring” that apparently reveals an Islamic declaration of faith would not be a surprise.

“I’d like to see one member of the press corps ask Obama about this,” said Pamela Geller, of Atlas Shrugs.

“It certainly gibes with Obama’s Islamophilia and his pro-Shariah foreign policies, and with his extensive Muslim background, as detailed in my book, ‘The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War on America.’ Obama’s anti-freedom, pro-jihad foreign policy has given the global jihad a new lease on death, and clearly he is happy about that, as this ring indicates,” she continued.

Obama’s policies have been pro-Muslim through his administration, including apologizing to Muslim nations, telling them that America “no longer is a Christian nation,” and the U.S. by numbers actually is one of the biggest Muslim nations.

He’s also observed Muslim holidays in the White House, and has ignored Christian traditions.

Movie director Joel Gilbert, whose recent project, “Dreams From My Real Father,” investigates Obama’s history and antecedents, saw the markings on Obama’s ring through photographs of the president and determined they were an Islamic inscription.

Gilbert, an expert on Islamic history, said the evidence of the ring’s image and message provides “context for what Obama meant when he told the Islamic audience in Cairo that he has ‘known Islam on three continents.’”

He told WND the use of Arabic script in art is not unusual, and it’s also fairly common that images of the characters sometimes are overlaid, such as would appeared to be the case with the ring.

His video captures the essence of the report:

There also were those to didn’t believe the image represented anything other that the markings of a ring, and those who simply didn’t care whether it did.

At the IrregularTimes blog, J Clifford wrote,

“Let’s suppose that Jerome Corsi is right, and the squiggles on a ring that Barack Obama sometimes wears do actually represent a part of the Shahadah. So what?” he wrote. “Let’s allow for the sake of argument the further supposition that Barack Obama actually knows that part of the Shahadah is on that ring. So what?

“Let’s accept, just to be generous, the idea that wearing a ring with a very abstract representation of a portion of a Shahadah script proves that Barack Obama is himself a Muslim. Even if this is the case, the conclusion I arrive at remains: So what?”

“There is no God except Allah” overlaid on Obama ring

Clifford also said the gold ring worn by Obama is vastly different than common “Shahada” rings he found available.

Red Kingman writing at WHTC’s website, noted the dispute, and publicly wondered, “How would your view of our president change if this turns out to be true?”

The original story reached upward of a million people is less than a day, and attracted literally thousands of comments with a wide range of perspectives, including:

  • We need to pray for this great nation otherwise God will turn it over to [our] enemies, from Gary Germain
  • Hidden in plain sight for all to see. Just corroborating evidence for what many have already suspected, from Kit Jefferson
  • It’s this kind of distraction from real issues that keeps real solutions coming at such a painfully slow pace, from Greg McNamara
  • The man is a closet Muslim. ‘By their fruits you shall know them!’ Enough said, from Markus Reborn
  • I am not an Obama fan (at all), but this is purely wishful thinking, from “MmmCoffee”
  • The usurper could turn his crazy logo and this demonic ring into a swastika and the neo-comms would still vote for him, from TKevinTKevin
  • Ever heard of photoshop? from Elmo
  • Idiots, observant Muslim men don’t wear gold rings. They are permitted only one silver ring, from “popotater”
  • Just more evidence that Obama is the ultimate ‘sleeper cell’ that has been groomed all of his life to try and destroy Western civilization, from Ellsworth Wingnut.

YouTube has a video that shows Obama during the 2008 campaign referring to “my Muslim faith,” and he then is corrected by the reporter interviewing him:

A blog that has been critical of Obama’s tenure in the Oval Office also highlighted its discussion of the story with a photo of Obama bowing down before Saudi Arabian officials at a meeting in Europe.

 

http://www.wnd.com/files/2012/10/OBAMA-RING-closeup-12-clear-photo-as-president.jpg via WND » Faith http://www.wnd.com/2012/10/obama-thinks-rule-of-islamic-law-good-thing/

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