Out: Birthers - In: Ringers (Updated & Bumped)
UPDATE: It appears this conspiracy is busted!New hi-res image:
While the Duke scholar seemed certain of the Arabic script present on the ring, Harvard University’s Dr. Ali Asani, a professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures, told TheBlaze that the images of Obama’s ring were not clear enough to make a determination. “I’d actually have to see it much closer to see exactly what it says,” Asani said.I agree. But only if it says anything at all. It doesn't look, to me, like it says anything.
arabic calligraphy can be very stylized and look like the lines in obama's ring.
the above link is to a ring with very stylized calligraphy that to an untrained eye just loooks like scribbles.
buit it's the shahada.
i think you shouod be a little less dismissive of the claim.
if obama's is indeed a shahada ring from indonesia then we should be able to locate another one and verify the claim.
i think it is possible.
Posted by: reliapundit at October 11, 2012 06:18 PM
Might it be the ring worn by his father during his marriage toObama's mother -- a family heirloom?
Using this ring to prove Obama is a Muslim is as absurd as declaring me to be a Jew because my wife and I got rings inscribed in Hebrew when we renewed our wedding vows -- <a href="
">"I am my beloved; my beloved is mine"</a> -- because that verse from the OT is special to us.
Posted by: Rhymes With Right at October 11, 2012 06:19 PM
Posted by: reliapundit at October 11, 2012 06:23 PM
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Posted by: LTOR at October 11, 2012 06:26 PM
Posted by: John Thomas at October 11, 2012 06:34 PM
Hell, the writing is so much doodle and strokes who can tell what's language and whats just doodles and scribbling.
The Brother got a certificate from the Grand Poobah of Kuwait after Desert Storm and it had colored markers strokes across where you sign your name, the colored mark was the Kuwaiti's version of a signature since a real signature was Haraam to give to infidels.
My Mom said, "Somebodies kids been coloring" We all laughed.
To me the ring designed looked like coiled tubes.
Posted by: obsidian at October 11, 2012 07:08 PM
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Posted by: greyrooster at October 11, 2012 08:27 PM
Explain this so I understand one thing that has always bothered me.
Do you agree Barack HUSSEIN Obama father was a Muslim?
Do you agree that his stepfather was a Muslim?
Do you agree that he attended a Muslim school in Indonesia?
Do you agree that Islam requires a fatwa, under death for those who leave Islam?
If so, if he's no longer a Muslim why haven't we heard of a fatwa issued?
The only conclusion I can reach is that Islam considers him to be a Muslim. I will say that they have started burning his pictures but I think that's from ignorant, religious, unemployed with not much else to do.
Clue me in as I don't have a PHD. Ha, ha. My eldest who is here watching the debate says that Politics inn't a science. It's a dirty game.
Posted by: greyrooster at October 11, 2012 08:40 PM
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Posted by: greyrooster at October 11, 2012 10:31 PM
what a vile creature! Either he was amused or he lacked self control. Either way I want him OUT!
Posted by: Notyuyayahoo at October 11, 2012 10:33 PM
Posted by: Don at October 11, 2012 11:16 PM
Now THAT is not in dispute. And if you read or listen to the hatred that passed for religious piety in his congregation, Obama's behavior would make a great deal of sense.
We don't need to fabricate any evidence to suspect that something is not quite right in his views of the world.
Posted by: Gork at October 12, 2012 06:11 AM
Thank you for speaking up.
I have been looking for someone to refute this based on facts and logic, as opposed to name-calling and bluster.
If you can refute it please post your refutation on this web site, it will be real news; otherwise, please admit that you cannot refute it.
As for the ring thing: Who cares? It’s silly.
Posted by: BurmaShave at October 12, 2012 06:12 AM
First it blocks long strings, or in fact any string, that looks like it might be a URL reference.
SO I used your LINK tool on your comment tool bar to create a referenced link, and I checked it to make sure that it works. Then when I submitted it, finally your comment software finally allowed the comment to be posted ... after it stripped out the referenced URL link!
Posted by: BurmaShave at October 12, 2012 06:19 AM
Posted by: Moshe Ben Avram at October 12, 2012 07:27 AM
Posted by: greyrooster at October 12, 2012 07:41 AM
Biden was more than ready for the debate and won easily the first 3/4 of it. Ryan made a small advance in the last quarter.
Biden showed himself to be an asshole without manners with his constant interuptions and bouts of laughting whenever Ryan was attempting to speak seriously. Biden was well prepared by the Chicago machine. His "my friend" thing didn't go down well. But he did negate most of what Ryan said. In any case Biden did better than Obama and Obama is supposed to be the smarter of the two.
Posted by: greyrooster at October 12, 2012 07:50 AM
The reality is that no one's going to change their vote. If Obama looked at the camera and said "FUCK YOU AMERICA" all the minorities would cheer and those receiving welfare would dance in the streets. The unionists would say "he shouldn't have ssid that" but would still vote for him. Particularly the Teachers Unions.
These debates haven't and won't change a damn thing.
Posted by: greyrooster at October 12, 2012 07:56 AM
On second thought. I guess they have promoted peace by bowing to the demands of immigrants who want their laws changed.
Posted by: greyrooster at October 12, 2012 08:00 AM
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Posted by: Phil at October 12, 2012 10:21 AM
I wouldn't be surprised to find out that this all started with a Democrat trying to make fools of the right wing nutbars.
I happen to be a liberal weiner, and I do not approve of such tactics, especially coming from the party I supported for so many elections.
Posted by: VALERIE at October 12, 2012 11:04 AM
You win a debate by making solid points. When you act like a clown, lie, and do your best to keep you opponent from even finishing an answer, you lose, except in the eyes of hyper-partisans.
Posted by: VALERIE at October 12, 2012 11:08 AM
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Posted by: Notyuyayahoo at October 12, 2012 01:34 PM
Posted by: Anna at October 12, 2012 01:51 PM
Like I said: the cult of Ma Manasa Devi, the snake goddess. That's much better than "a gift from his high school boy friend."
Posted by: Storm Saxon's Gall Bladder at October 12, 2012 02:38 PM
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Posted by: harp1034 at October 12, 2012 07:53 PM
Arpaio is a nut for following the evidence of a WH posting of a document that does not meet the litmus of a legitimate document.
The other nutty camp considers Minor v Happersett precedent..."At common-law, with the nomenclature of which the framers of the
Constitution were familiar, it was never doubted that all children born
in a country of parents who were its citizens became themselves, upon
their birth, citizens also. These were natives, or natural-born
citizens..." a statement by our highest court that skewers the free admission of someone born to an admitted foreign national father.
"Birfers" are not representative of any majority.
Posted by: Pieter Nosworthy at October 12, 2012 09:47 PM
Posted by: zimtimyok at October 13, 2012 08:51 AM
One ring to rule them all."
the word is 'fool' ....
Posted by: zimtimyok at October 13, 2012 08:52 AM
Posted by: Fox2! at October 13, 2012 01:55 PM
Posted by: Guest at October 13, 2012 05:59 PM
Oh! I understand. You're a liberal. Okay. Most College Professors with patches on their sleeves and gray pony tails don't see it either. That's why Obama is president. One vote. No requirements to get that vote.
Posted by: greyrooster at October 13, 2012 06:19 PM
Another little know fact is Stanley Ann Durham was denied a US passport for her infant son as the State Department at the time could not verify the birthplace.
Name calling and pejorative statements do not change the truth.
Posted by: Fed up with Kumbaya BS at October 18, 2012 10:51 AM
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