President Obama is Married to Allah Because the Ring he Wears on his Wedding Finger is Inscribed with the First Pillar of Islam- Unproven!

President Obama is Married to Allah Because the Ring he Wears on his Wedding Finger is Inscribed with the First Pillar of Islam- Unproven!

 
Summary of eRumor:
 

This is a forwarded email with photos of the gold ring of President Obama, which he has worn on his left ring finger since his college days.  The email says that the ring has the Arabic words for “There is no God except Allah” inscribed on it and because of this the President is married to Allah.

 
The Truth:
We have not found any evidence that the President is married to Allah and last we checked he was still residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue with his wife, Michelle, and two daughters.  The President and First Lady celebrated their twentieth anniversary on October 3, 2012.

This is just the latest in conspiracy theories that people have released into the Internet about the President stemming from an October 10, 2012 article by Jerome Corsi at World Net Daily about the gold ring of Barack Obama. The article said that Arabic-language and Islamic experts examined photos of the President’s ring and found “the first part of the Islamic declaration of faith, the Shahada: ‘There is no god except Allah.’” Click for article.

Corsi has built a reputation for writing about conspiracy theories and sparking controversies about politicians.
The President’s gold ring was designed and made in Indonesia according to an  October 26, 2009 article in the New York Times.
Regardless of what is inscribed on his ring, President Obama has on a number of occasions stated that he is a Christian.  When he visited Cairo in 2009 he said, “Part of this conviction is rooted in my own experience. I am a Christian, but my father came from a Kenyan family that includes generations of Muslims. As a boy, I spent several years in Indonesia and heard the call of the azaan at the break of dawn and the fall of dusk. As a young man, I worked in Chicago communities where many found dignity and peace in their Muslim faith.” Click for speech.

For a Muslim to say such a statement would be a violation of the Islamic law of blasphemy.  This could result in prosecution of a crime, where in some Muslim countries is punishable by death.

updated 10/11/12