Wednesday, October 10, 2012 8:41 AM
WND's Jerome Corsi has a hot one today, reporting that "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 Allah’s prophet.
Sincere recitation of the Shahada is the sole requirement for becoming a Muslim, as it expresses a person’s rejection of all other gods.
Egyptian-born Islamic scholar Mark A. Gabriel, Ph.D., examined photographs of Obama’s ring at WND’s request and concluded that the first half of the Shahada is inscribed on it.
“There can be no doubt that someone wearing the inscription ‘There is no god except Allah’ has a very close connection to Islamic beliefs, the Islamic religion and Islamic society to which this statement is so strongly attached,” Gabriel told WND.
Read the rest here because the media -- mainstream, downstream, up the stream with no paddle -- WILL NOT REPORT THIS FACT. That would require them to ask the president a question they don't want to ask, namely: Why?
Intriguingly, WND also documents Obama's longstanding reticence about the ring's significance.
WND reported a satirical edition of the Harvard Law Review published by students in 1990 contains a mock Dewers Scotch profile advertisement poking fun at Obama. Among a list of Obama’s “Latest Accomplishments” is: “Deflecting Persistent Questioning About Ring On Left Hand.”
The comment suggests the ring was a subject of student curiosity at the time and that Obama was not forthcoming with an explanation.
He still has not explained why he wore the band on his wedding-ring finger before he married Michelle.
Meanwhile, just in case you're wondering who Mark Gabriel is, see brief bio below. Nonie Darwish, a noted Egyptian-born writer and commentator on Islam, too, has verified the inscription:
Gabriel, born to Muslim parents in Upper Egypt, grew up immersed in Islamic culture. He memorized the Quran at age of 12 and graduated in 1990 with a Masters degree from the prestigious Al-Azhar University in Cairo, the pre-eminent Sunni Muslim institution of learning.
He is also the author of "Islam and Terrorism" and “Journey Inside the Mind of an Islamic Terrorist.”
Al-Azhar-educated Gabriel's take?
“There can be no doubt that someone wearing the inscription ‘There is no god except Allah’ has a very close connection to Islamic beliefs, the Islamic religion and Islamic society to which this statement is so strongly attached,” Gabriel told WND....
Read it all and ask yourself what's more dangerous to the republic: a) that the first new president after 9/11wears the Shahada on his ring finger; or b) that the media won't ask why.