There is a new controversy surrounding the ring worn on president Obama's left hand. It looks like a standard gold marriage band, but there are those, most notably a Muslim expert and former classmate of Obama says that it bears an Islamic inscription to Allah.
If you Google the words "Obamas gold ring" you will come up with page after page of stories about the ring and it's inscription. And while we know that not every story on the Internet is true, however with the amount of pages dedicated to this story, one has to take a closer look in order to determine fact from fiction.
It is a fact that as a student at Harvard Law School, then-bachelor Barack Obama’s practice of wearing a gold band on his wedding-ring finger puzzled his colleagues.
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.”
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. “Dreams from My Real Father” producer Joel Gilbert, an Arabic speaker and an expert on the Middle East, was the first to conclude that Obama’s ring, reportedly from Indonesia, bore an Islamic inscription.
How would your view of our President change if this turns out to be true?