Does Obama's ring really show the Sha...

Does Obama's ring really show the Shahada?

There are 3 comments on the Free Republic story from Oct 12, 2012, titled Does Obama's ring really show the Shahada?. In it, Free Republic reports that:

A World Net Daily report alleging that a ring President Barack Obama wears on his left hand includes the Islamic and Arabic phrase, “There is no God but Allah,” has been making its way across social media and the blogosphere ...

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“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#1 Oct 12, 2012
from The Blaze:

"Now, newly published photographs of Obama from the 1980s show that the ring Obama wore on his wedding-ring finger as an unmarried student is the same ring Michelle Robinson put on his finger at the couple’s wedding ceremony in 1992.

"Moreover, 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.'

"Some critics will likely seize upon this article to claim that Obama is a Muslim and that this is the proof that’s needed to out his purportedly secretly-held faith ...

"It’s important to note, though, that 'Allah'— at least in this instance — is more closely translated to mean 'God.' Thus, a more accurate interpretation is,'There is no god but God.' The second part of the shahada is 'Muhammad is the prophet of God.' This latter portion is not said to be present on Obama’s ring ...

"Critics should probably take pause, though — particularly those making the jump to claim that the ring is somehow slam-dunk proof of Obama’s supposed devotion to the Islamic faith. This first part of the shahada, though specific to Islam, is a tenet that any monotheistic adherent can relate to. Furthermore, some critics claim that using the word “Allah” as WND (and as many others generally do) tends to make it unfairly seem as though the saying is exclusive to Islam."

Wasn't there was a controversy when Christians in Indonesia were prohibited from referring to God as Allah?
linnie

Andrews, IN

#2 Oct 15, 2012
The republicans will say and do anything to win this election. The ring has nothing to do with the muslim religion. If you says it does, find the proof somewhere besides a right wing political website like fox or the blaze. This is just stupid.

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#4 Oct 15, 2012
linnie wrote:
The republicans will say and do anything to win this election. The ring has nothing to do with the muslim religion. If you says it does, find the proof somewhere besides a right wing political website like fox or the blaze ...
Apparently you didn't bother to read this, also from TheBlaze:

"... Critics should probably take pause, though — particularly those making the jump to claim that the ring is somehow slam-dunk proof of Obama’s supposed devotion to the Islamic faith. This first part of the shahada, though specific to Islam, is a tenet that any monotheistic adherent can relate to. Furthermore, some critics claim that using the word 'Allah' as WND (and as many others generally do) tends to make it unfairly seem as though the saying is exclusive to Islam."

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