By Walid Shoebat (Shoebat Exclusive)
… a photo taken at last August’s U.S.-African Leaders’ Summit in Washington D.C. might shed considerable light. It shows Barack Hussein Obama flashing the one-finger affirmation of Islamic faith to dozens of African delegates.
The American Thinker from this photo concludes:
“The one-finger display is the distinctive Muslim gang sign: The index finger points straight up while the thumb wraps underneath and presses against the digital phalange of the middle finger. The remaining fingers are squeezed against the palm in order to highlight the extended forefinger. The extended finger is symbolic of the one-God concept of Muhammad and is understood by all believers to be a symbolic shahada, the Muslim affirmation of faith: There is but one God and Muhammad is his messenger.”
Much more was concluded in the long article which fails to include what Obama was saying. Was Obama declaring the Muslim Shahadatan while he was at the summit? The American Thinker provides zero evidence on what Obama was saying. His lips after all were moving.
And perhaps the American Thinker can name me a single non-Muslim who has never used his index finger in a gesture of some sort? They can’t and they won’t. Therefore, they fail the simplest test since this would mean that we are all Muslim.
Such articles enter the realm of silliness. Would this guy now be a Muslim:
The American Thinker was an American who was not thinking. Not only were they wrong, Obama’s “thumb” was not even “wrapped underneath and pressed against the digital phalange of the middle finger” as they stated, but this has nothing to do with a “gang sign” either. Would the V sign of victory be considered a “gang sign”?
Raising the index finger in Islam is called Sabbabah which affirms the Shahadatan including that Allah is a unique one (one finger) and that He is not triune as Christians believe. But the gesture alone is no proof.
The evidence to thwart the silly article is even provided in the very example they provided claiming it to being an ironclad proof as a comparison:
While the photo shows a Muslim doing the sign, the thumb usually touched the middle finger or wrap around the other clinched fingers as shows in the above example. But this gesture is usually accompanied by phrases. What was Obama saying is crucial. Here is a video of hundreds of Sabbabas giving allegiance to Abu Bakr Baghdadi. Take a look at what they say and how the thumb is either touching the middle finger of wrapped around the other clinched fingers:
In the ritual, the Muslim lifts up his right hand and his sabbabah (index finger) signifying that God is an absolute one, not a Trinity as Christians believe. It is necessary for every Muslim to lift his/her index finger signifying that God is not the Triune God but the one god who rules over the two worlds “multitudes of people and demons” (Qur’an 69:43). In essence he denounces the Trinity since to them God is Ahhad, an absolute one.
Americans should think and stop being lured by photos that are void of evidence. A while ago, some made all the hoopla over Obama’s ring saying that it was etched with “In The Name Of Allah”:
No. Obama’s ring does not say “In the Name Of Allah” on it, Allah which in Arabic does somewhat look like a squiggly and what was on Obama’s ring was a pure squiggly, not Allah in Arabic. No, John McCain never met with Caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and Snowden NEVER said that the CIA and the Mossad trained him.
So many make up there minds easily and follow their prejudiced views without scratching the surface or spending real time to examine carefully everything they read or see on the Internet.
As for the American Thinker, they should know better as to what ironclad proof means. Secondly, I am Obamad out. I am sick of hearing about Obama this and Obama that. Americans need to take responsibility for electing Obama instead of complaining about Obama since after all, Americans during election time had an IQ test and the result is Obama.
As for the ones who did not vote for Obama, I ask, have you cracked the whip as Jesus did, made a stinker and thrashed the tables and whipped some money changers?
Until you have done so, it is best you remain silent.