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President's Lack Of Jewelry During Ramadan is a Sign That He Must Be a Muslim-Fiction!

Summary of the eRumor:  
This is a forwarded email that says President Obama was observed not wearing his wedding ring and wrist watch during the month of Ramadan.  The email says that Muslims are forbidden from wearing jewelry during Ramadan and because of this alleges that President Obama is a Muslim.   Also, when questions were raised at the White House the Presidential staff said that the watch and ring were in for repairs.
 

The Truth:  
There have been unfounded rumors that President Obama is Muslim and he has repeatedly professed to being a Christian. The President was photographed during the 2011 Ramadan Season wearing both his watch and wedding band but this sort of criteria may not be the evidence needed to substantiate such a claim.

During his 2008 campaign and throughout his term in office he has proclaimed to be a Christian and TruthOrFiction.Com has findings posted at this link.

On June 4, 2009 when President Obama was in Cairo, Egypt he proclaimed his Christianity.  In Muslim countries for a Muslim to do this it would be considered blasphemy and punishable by imprisonment or death. 

This eRumor began in 2010 when the President was observed in a press conference not wearing his wedding band.   ABC News reported on September 10, 2010 that the President's wedding ring was being repaired. 

This rumor has resurfaced  during August 2011 when Muslims around the world celebrate Ramadan, a 30 day season of fasting and prayer that began Friday, the 20th of July and continues until Saturday, the 18th of August.

On August 15, 2011 President Obama hit the campaign trail making his first stop Cannon Falls, Minnesota,  The photo above was taken from video posted on YouTube the same day showing the President wearing both his watch and ring. 

One of the claims on this eRumor is that President Obama does not give Christmas or Birthday presents to his children, Malia and Sasha is actually true.   In a  July 25, 2008 article in England's Telegraph Barack and Michelle Obama told reporters that "explained that they spend "hundreds" on birthday slumber parties and want to 'teach some limits'. Santa Claus is still permitted to deliver seasonal gifts however."

Posted 8/15/11

A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:

Wedding ring is in for repair

Since when does a plain wedding band need repairs, along with your watch, for a whole month?
Another piece falls into place. In a press conference last week Obama was not wearing his wedding ring nor was he wearing his watch.

When noticed, his staff said his ring was out for repairs. No reason was given for the missing watch.

So it's just a coincidence that Muslims are forbidden from wearing jewelry during the month of Ramadan Can't possibly be that, because although he hasn't gone to a Christian church service since entering the White House, we know he's a committed Christian "cause he said so during his campaign!" ...........And I've got a bridge to nowhere to sell you also.

This is the same president that spent the Christmas holidays in Hawaii to avoid religious obligations as PRESIDENT at the White House. His children do not receive Christmas presents.

Let's just face the facts and quit trying to distort the truth, we have a Muslim for president in the White House, and he has no knowledge of American history.

Hey guys, we're not paying attention, Muslims will soon rule the world. Put God first in your life and above all others. Regardless of who they are!

Please pass this on to believers of what is happening to our Great Nation and to those who are still in denial!!

 


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