In Western cultures, a married person wears his or her wedding ring on the ring or 4th finger. Indeed, the married Barack Obama wears a gold ring on his ring finger.
But what is odd is that Obama had worn a ring on his wedding ring finger long before he married Mooch in 1992, since at least his days as a student at Occidental College, CA (1979-81).
Below are 3 photos of Obama wearing a “wedding ring” at Occidental.
Here’s Obama wearing a “wedding ring” as a student at Harvard Law School (1988-91):
Here are 2 photos of Obama and Mooch when they were dating. (They met in June 1989; got engaged in 1991; married on Oct. 3, 1992.) Note the ring on his left ring finger and the absence of ring on hers.
As the above pics show, Obama had worn a ring on his wedding ring finger when he was single, years before he married.
But is it the same ring?
Let’s compare the gold ring Obama is wearing today with the ring he was wearing at Occidental College:
Sure looks like the same ring to me.
What is even stranger is that the ring that Obama has been wearing as both a single and a married man is not a smooth band, but appears to be sculpted or incised.
Here are close-ups of the inscription on Obama’s ring:
WND asked Egyptian-born Islamic scholar Mark A. Gabriel, Ph.D., to examine the above close-up photos of Obama’s ring. Gabriel’s expert opinion is that the ring is inscribed with these words in Arabic:
There is no god but Allah
That phrase is the first half of the Shahada. 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
- Muhammad is Allah’s prophet
Here’s the entire Shahada in Arabic script: لا إله إلا الله محمد رسول الله
Sincere recitation of the Shahada is the sole requirement for becoming a Muslim, as it expresses a person’s rejection of all other gods. Faithfully wearing a ring inscribed with the Shahada is even more a demonstration of commitment than a mere recitation.
It is believed that, while he was a student at Occidental, Obama traveled to (Islamic) Pakistan in 1981, where he stayed for 3 months. Those photos of Obama wearing the Shahada ring at Occidental were taken in 1981.
Obama is so wedded to the Shahada ring that he wore it as a single man and is wearing it today as his wedding band.
There can now be no doubt that Barry Soetoro Obama is a Muslim.
See also “38 reasons why Obama is a Muslim”.
Dr. Eowyn’s post originally appeared at Fellowship of the Minds.
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