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Obama’s Wedding Ring Contains Islamic Declaration Of Faith, Researcher Claims

Obama's Wedding Ring Contains Islamic Declaration Of Faith, According To Researcher,

Egyptian-born Islamic scholar, Mark A. Gabriel, Ph.D, examined photographs of the wedding ring that President Obama has been wearing since his college days and concluded that it is inscribed with the first half of the Shahada, the Islamic declaration of faith. The Shahada is one of the Five Pillars of Islam, expressing the two fundamental beliefs that make a person a Muslim: There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is Allah’s prophet.

Gabriel is a former Muslim Imam, who fled Egypt after converting to Christianity. He has written several books about Islam and the conflict between Islam and other religions. Gabriel examined the photographs at the request of World Net Daily, the controversial conservative news website that has been highly critical of President Obama. Gabriel made the following comments about his study of the images:

“There can be no doubt that someone wearing the inscription ‘There is no god except Allah’ has a very close connection to Islamic beliefs, the Islamic religion and Islamic society to which this statement is so strongly attached.”

“Muslims recite the Shahada when they wake up in the morning and before they go to sleep at night. It is repeated five times every day in the call to prayer in every mosque. A single honest recitation of the Shahada in Arabic is all that is required for a person to convert to Islam.”

“By wearing this religious statement on one’s hand, it connects the person to Islam. It is worn in hopes that Allah’s protections would be with the person, in hopes of gaining favor with Allah.”

“Though Islamic law prohibits the wearing of gold jewelry by men, it is a widely accepted custom, even in strictly Muslim countries. The wearing of gold rings is even more acceptable when it contains a religious message, such as ‘There is no god except Allah.’”

According to Israeli news service, IsraelNationalNews.com:

“Obama has for years denied any connection to Islam, stating that he is a Christian, and that he has been a long-time member of the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, presided over by the Reverend Jeremiah Wright. But Gabriel said that Obama’s wearing of the ring did not jibe with that claim. “Christians never use the statement. By wearing the Shahada on jewelry, a person communicates that Allah is in control of all circumstances. Allah controls you; Allah is the one and only one.”

Obama’s ring also aroused interest during his days at Harvard, when the unmarried Obama wore the ring on his wedding finger. In 1990, curious students published a satirical edition of the Harvard Law Review containing a mock Dewers Scotch profile advertisement about the future President. Among a list of Obama’s “Latest Accomplishments” was “Deflecting Persistent Questioning About Ring On Left Hand.”

The President’s supporters are convinced this is just another attempt to defame Mr. Obama, who has repeatedly stated he is a Christian. His opponents say they are only trying to get answers from the President about what they claim are the many undocumented aspects of his life.

His detractors vehemently deny they are motivated Obama’s race or religious beliefs. They say they are only concerned about the lack of truthfulness in Obama’s personal story and the secrecy around the President’s past. Ultimately, his critics insist, this is not about what faith Obama follows, but about his lack of openness and honesty.

It is just as likely the ring was a gift to the President from his Pakistani college roommate and the entire fuss is a smokescreen to criticize the President over his personal background. We need to focus on the issues that really matter; the economy, the explosive situation in the Middle East, Obama’s policy on Israel and the Palestinians, the Libyan embassy attack, his support for the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, and the nation’s 16 trillion dollar deficit.

How do you feel about this story? Is this just another attempt to defame the President because of his race and religion or have genuine questions been raised about Obama that need to be answered? Should an inscription on a ring have any place in a discussion of the Obama Presidency?

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79 Responses to “Obama’s Wedding Ring Contains Islamic Declaration Of Faith, Researcher Claims”

  1. Antonia Cubino

    I've been saying this for years. It's sad that people really believe this carp.

  2. Pete Langley

    There is nothing you can say bad about Obama. His supporters love him unconditionally irregardless of truth facts his actions words. Nothing matters Obama is their hope love change

  3. Wolff Bachner

    thats why i mentioned the source in my article to give people a background on where the comment came from. however, it is still newsworthy

  4. Antonia Cubino

    Citing your source is a good thing, but citing WND as a credible source of "newsworthy" is the same as citing Wikipedia for all things factual. Therefore, the source cited is invalid and thus, not newsworthy (especially if it can be debunked thoroughly)

  5. Wolff Bachner

    does the article take a point of view or did it just state the details.I didn't take a side or express any personal point of view. we all know that WND has a jaundiced point of view about Obama but the doesn't change the fact that an authority on Islam examined the photo and made the claims in the article. how many times has the NY TIMES been caught manipulating the truth or how many times has NBC been caught editing a video tape to change what George Zimmerman or Romney said. you seem rather selective in whom you choose to call out on honesty. maybe a little bit of an Obama supporter are we?

  6. Antonia Cubino

    An authority on Islam who was asked BY the WND to review the ring; therefore, he is a biased source and not worthy of news!

  7. Antonia Cubino

    Oh and I am not ashamed to admit I do support Obama because I support the truth. And this guy, this "authority" as you called him, is hardly authoritative if he's asked by a fully biased source to review something. Of course he's going to come to a conclusion they support or else it wouldn't be posted at all. Therefore, it is still not newsworthy! Who really cares if he wears a ring that says that? I certainly do not. It also does not prove he is a Muslim (something he's said he's not from the beginning!) Now really, who's got their blinders on?

  8. Antonia Cubino

    Why do you keep deleting your comments, Wolf? Is the truth of the matter getting to you? Damn the facts, right?

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  10. Antonia Cubino

    Really? If you must ask this, I can't help but wonder what you consider a news source. They are more credible than WND because they get their news from, oh, I don't know–the actual news source rather than from the bible. WND bases its "news" solely on the bible and nothing else. Any source that tells me I'm marking myself for the devil if I vote for Obama is hardly a "news" source. I can't believe there are people who truly feel WND is as credible or more credible than actual news sources. I'd even give Fox News more credibility than WND and that's saying a lot!

  11. Antonia Cubino

    Really? If you must ask this, I can't help but wonder what you consider a news source. They are more credible than WND because they get their news from, oh, I don't know–the actual news source rather than from the bible. WND bases its "news" solely on the bible and nothing else. Any source that tells me I'm marking myself for the devil if I vote for Obama is hardly a "news" source. I can't believe there are people who truly feel WND is as credible or more credible than actual news sources. I'd even give Fox News more credibility than WND and that's saying a lot!

  12. Stephen Cline

    Antonia Cubino …. So exactly who do you think is the most credible news source? (Like I even need to ask)….You lost all credibility with me when you cited "OweBlamer" as truthful.

  13. Stephen Cline

    Antonia Cubino ….If you are an obama supporter, then you must be either:

    1) an occupier

    2) an anarchist …(see #1 above)

    3) gay …and would selfishly and blindly support any candidate or party that endorses same-sex marriage (no matter what…)

    4) black (or a minority) who would vote for obama just because you think he is black….

    5) black (or a minority) and voting for obama just because he is a democrat and you think he is black.

    6) a conservative black who is reluctantly voting for obama just because you think he is black.

    7) emotionally invested to the point of not being a good judge of a persons character and true intentions.

    8) obstinate to the point of not being capable of, or able to admit when one is wrong.

    9) an uncompromising environmental extremist…

    10) lazy and unwilling to work

    11) depend on the government for your survival and believe you are entitled to even

    more. (see #10 above)

    12) one of America's enemies…(domestic or abroad)

    13) an illegal immigrant…

    14) in prison

    15) stand to gain financially from obama's policies

    16) a closed-minded, easily duped, lazy, uninformed, brain-washed disciple of the

    left-wing media and it's agenda.

    17) hypocritical, two-faced, and live by a double-standard…

  14. Antonia Cubino

    Damn the facts, right? That seems to be the going theme with some people (of which I won't resort to name-calling because that just sinks way too low). I really don't think this is about who is the most credible, only that WND is not that source. You cannot honestly believe it is a source as credible as any other, you just cannot. But, since you asked, I do what any really logically thinking person should be doing–I gather my news from many sources and make my informed decisions based on what is truly right for the country. I do not vote based on the bible, I do not vote based on who Chuck Norris tells me to vote for, and I certainly am not going to vote based on who the WND tells me I should be voting for.

  15. Stephen Cline

    Did someone ask for the FACTS about obama??

    1 – Fast and Furious – Operation Gun Runner, sent over 2000 weapons to mexico, and resulted in the death of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry on December 14, 2010
    2 – Stonewalled the investigation on Fast and Furious, ignored 22 subpeonas requesting documents for the congressional investigation.
    3 – G.E sending 36000 Jobs Overseas, paid NO taxes in 2010, received $3.2 billion tax credit (Obama handpicked G.E. CEO to head his Jobs Committee)
    4 – Approved $535 million Solyndra loan, a company who went bankrupt after 1 year.
    5 – Lightsquared, the attempt to endanger the Air Traffic Control system for the benefit of his political contributors.
    6 – Increased our deficit over 40% in 2/12 years
    7 – The harassment of Gibson Guitars, sending the DOJ to confiscate their working inventory because the CEO was a Republican supporter and moved production to a non union environment.
    8 – Oil Drilling Moratoriums, preventing oil drilling in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and Gulf of Mexico at least until 2017.
    9 – Soaring FOOD and Gas Prices
    10 – The Downgrade of America's credit rating ( 1st time in American history)
    11 – 1st time in American history over 42 MILLION Americans are living in poverty
    12 – Never passed a BUDGET ( First time in 34 YEARS)
    13 – America drops to 5th place in GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS
    14 – Over 400,000 small businesses closing every year under Obama
    15 – Our Debt has increased $4,247,000,000,000 in just 945 days! . (That's the fastest increase under any president ever!)
    16 – Fed Suing States and States suing Feds
    17 – Pressured Retired General Shelton to ALTER his testimony in the Lightsquared investigation (see #4)
    18 – Enabled the LARGEST number of HOME FORECLOSURES
    19 – Turned America into the LARGEST FOOD STAMP NATION, 1 in 7 Americans now on food stamps.
    20 – Start another War WITHOUT CONGRESSIONAL APPROVAL
    21 – Force a Trillion dollar disaster down our throats called Obamacare WITHOUT EVEN READING THE BILL
    22 – Create OVER 25 million UNEMPLOYED
    23 – Appoint a TAX CHEAT for Sec. of the TREASURY!
    24 – Appoint over 34 UN-ELECTED CZARS, bypassing congressional approval process.
    25 – Eric Holder turns a blind eye to voter intimidation by the Black Panthers then justifies with racial comments
    26 – Eric Holder pardons Mark Rich! (indicted on charges of tax evasion and illegal trading with Iran.)
    27 – 1st President to File Lawsuits Against the States He Swore an Oath to Protect
    28 – 1st President to Terminate America's Ability to Put a Man into Space
    29 – 1st President to Tell a Major Manufacturing Company In Which State They Are Allowed to Locate a Factory
    30 – 1st President to Propose an Executive Order Demanding Companies Disclose Their Political Contributions to Bid on Government Contracts
    31 – 1st President to Withdraw an Existing Coal Permit That Had Been Properly Issued Years Ago
    32 – 1st President in American history with a Socialist radical anti American past to get elected with the help of ACORN and the Black Panthers.
    33 – 1st President in American History to deface the american flag by placing his own picture on it, Google "obama-american-flag-veterans/2012/03/14/id/432541"
    34 – Blocks congressional investigation of solyndra $$$ scandal.
    35 – 1st President to publicly bow to Americas enemies while refusing to salute the U.S. Flag.
    36 – 1st President to Encourage Racial Discrimination and Intimidation at Polling Places
    37 – signed NDAA,and trashed the bill of rights.
    38 – TSA harrassment of the flying public including harrassment of John Tyner and strip searches of elderly women.
    39 – Continuing censorship, cyberattacks and obstruction of wikileaks
    40 – Allows Black Panthers to place a $10K bounty on a US citizen without any proof of guilt, and supports the supposed victim's family based on race only.
    41 – Bypassed congressional approval to donate $1.5 BILLION TAX DOLLARS to the MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD in Egypt to promote Sharia Law there.

  16. Antonia Cubino

    Wow, Stephen.. just wow. So much wrong with your post, yet so much of it proves every point I've made. I am none of the above, but again, damn the facts, right? I'm not even justifying those statements with comment to the contrary because they are simply incomprehensibly wrong.

  17. Stephen Cline

    Reasons To Not Vote For Obama:
    Obama cut Medicare by $700 billion no more Medicare advantage, more out of our pockets now….
    Obama never worked a day in private industry.
    Obama gave us ObamaCare, the largest tax hike in history with new 21 taxes and regulations.
    Obama gave the US 6 trillion debt.
    Obama gave the US 15% unemployment for 4 years, not 8.2% as Obama claims.
    Obama Wants the UN to make US pay world tax.
    Obama gave us NDAA – gives President Right to arrest and execute anyone without trial.
    Obama 30,000 drones to fly over your neighborhood.
    Obama cut everyone's assets by 40%.
    Obama signed the DREAM Act, gave away 800,000 jobs, scholarships, healthcare, etc. to illegals
    Obama forcing church based healthcare centers to perform abortions.
    Obama performed Executive Order to control all farms.
    Obama performed Executive Order to control all communications.
    Obama Anti-Semitist, does not like to work with Netanyahu, leaked out Israeli secret mission, wants to remove all Israel aid.
    Obama gave 1.5 billion to Muslim Brotherhood, well know terrorist group which is responsible for Arab Springs.
    Obama closed all border patrol stations along the Mexican Border, now more illegals are trying to cross the border than ever.
    Obama leaked out secret military information on Israel's mission into Iran.
    Obama will not allow oil companies to drill offshore or on any federal land.
    Obama will not allow Keystone Pipeline on any federal land.
    Obama wants to stop any foreign aid to Israel.
    Obama spent $850 billion in stimulus with no success.
    Obama talks about how the Senate will not pass the budget, but Obama had the first two years with Democrat majority in both houses. So, what was his excuse then?
    Obama give us 1.5 trillion deficits each year.
    Obama did not react to the Gulf Oil Disaster until 6 weeks later.
    Obama's push for unconstitutional restrictions on free speech on his political enemies while keeping the unions free to spend money on campaigns via The Disclose Act via Executive Order.
    Obama's unknown czars, that is not countable anymore.
    Obama's obstruction of justice in Fast And Furious by performing Executive Privilege.
    Obama bowing and apologizing all over to US enemies all the time.
    Obama returning the bust of Churchill to Great Britain.
    Obama's removal of the missile shield from Poland and Czech Republic.
    Obama giving $2 billion to a Brazil Oil Company that Soros had just bought majority stock in.
    Obama spending more on military by not staying in Iraq and Afghanistan, but spending money in other conflicts in that region, being worse than Bush.
    Obama spend many of vacations to Hawaii on tax payers' dime, $4 million a trip.
    Obama spending tax payer's money developing jobs offshore rather than in the US, like Brazil Oil Company, China with GM Volt, etc.
    Obama using trillions in bailout to the banks and auto industries with no return on the money.

    Obama promised to fund our new NASA manned space program and save the jobs of Kennedy Space Center contractor workers, he lied by killed the program, sending the work to Russia and terminated all the workers.

  18. Stephen Cline

    Obama has failed our country. His leadership is the worst performance of any President. Here is a list of "OweBlamers" accomplishments:

    1. Federal debt has increased by 43% from $10.6 trillion to $15 trillion.
    2. Americans living in poverty have increased by 16% from 39.8 million to 46.2 million.
    3. Total unemployment (U6) has increased by 68% from 13.7 million to 23 million.
    4. Price of gasoline has DOUBLED from $1.86/gal to $3.75/gal.
    5. Americans on food stamps have increased 42% from 31.8 million to 45.2 million.
    6. Home foreclosures per year have increased by 34% from 850,000 to 1,140,000.
    7. Total bankruptcy filings per year have increased by 42% from 1,117,641 to 1,593,081.
    8. Median Household incomes have declined by 4%.
    9. Average selling price of new homes has declined by 10%.
    10. US dollar compared to foreign currencies has declined by 8.7%. [US dollar index of 85.9 in Jan 2009 to 78.5 in Dec 2011.]
    11. US dollar compared to gold has declined 105%. [ $855/ounce to $1750/ounce].

    HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO FIX THE DAMAGE WROUGHT BY THIS FRAUD?

  19. Miriam Bell

    18 ) Just want to see people treated with dignity and respect they deserve as a member of the human race.
    19 ) Thinks our tax dollars would be better spent domestically instead of more wars we have no business being in.
    There Stephen, I fixed your list for you. You're welcome.

  20. Stephen Cline

    Antonia Cubino … ahh, you disappoint me.. I thought you might be able to at least put up a little bit of a fight, but that's right… you are a passive liberal with no courage unless you know you're opponent can't fight back….If you are going to start insulting people and their news sources than at least back up your statements.

  21. Antonia Cubino

    Stephen, my name is Antonia, not Cubino. And I'd say you need to lay off the acid trip if you believe all those "facts" about Obama. Wait, I just broke my own rule. Oh well. Stephen, I'm glad you vote and I'm glad that you put all these facts out there for everyone to see. I'm also glad that you think rapid-posting of these "facts" proves their truthfulness. I only hope everyone reading thanks you for doing so because that sure must have taken you a lot of time to do that research. But then again, maybe not. Especially if your only source for those facts is World Net Daily.

  22. Stephen Cline

    Miriam Bell … woooh, you're really a mental giant….quit talking in generalizations like most misinformed liberals and please be more specific about the dignity and respect statement…as far as the "War" statement, maybe you should take a history class or two….

  23. Antonia Cubino

    Stephen, have you ever heard the statement "Never argue with a drunk, you'll always lose?" You may not be a drunk, but this sure is a lot like arguing with one. :D Plus, I'm hardly passive. I'm a freakin' voluptuous Goddess with thighs that could crack walnuts–well, any nuts really. Which doesn't make me a lesbian, but it sure makes me one hell of a woman. :D

  24. Miriam Bell

    You're just adorable Stephen. I love conservatives like you that no matter what the facts are, you keep stomping your feet while screaming "Nuh-uh" You amuse me so.

  25. Stephen Cline

    Antonia Cubino …. in other words you are a fat slob with a penchant for gluttony and denial and in "your" mind you are one hell of a woman, (at least that's what Oprah told you)…. before you start whining that I am name calling, you started it by insulting me with your thoughtless comment about being drunk. My daughter was killed by a drunk driver so I find that comment to be offensive. I don't drink or do drugs and I go to the gym 5 times a week and closely monitor my diet so as to be an example for the rest of my children. I make it my mission in life to educate people on the fallacies of liberalism and I take great care in searching for the real truth. It is obvious to me that we don't share the same ideals and convictions.

  26. Antonia Cubino

    So you must be the guy who wrote the bully note to that news reporter about her weight? :D Yes, it is obvious that we don't share the same ideals and convictions. Mine are based in truth and fact, yours are based on what the bible and WND tell you to believe. I'm cool with us being different in that way. And, isn't it funny how when one person brings up a silly analogy, the person that is being argued with **always** seems to have had said analogy used against them in some way? The Internets: It's what's for dinner.

  27. Stephen Cline

    Miriam Bell … funny how liberals are always accusing others of the very actions that they the liberals are guilty of…. You say "no matter what the facts are" but you offer no facts while it is you who keeps saying "nuh-uh"… so I implore you…"what are the facts" that you are referring to…?

  28. Miriam Bell

    Then provide some credible citations. Is Obama perfect ? No. No one is. Is Mitt Romney terrifying ? Oh hell yes. I will fully admit if Jon Hunsman had gotten the nomination, I would not be so scared. He is level headed, was willing to work for all Americans and had excellent foreign policy experience . Mitt has made people loathe him everywhere he has gone, that's not a good start if you want to be a leader of our nation. He has proven time and time again he is not willing to work for the middle class of our country and he is out of touch with the majority of Americans.

  29. Miriam Bell

    Heh. I guess if I didn't learn about it in bible study or WND, it's not worth knowing.

  30. Stephen Cline

    Antonia Cubino …. wrong again…. I had never even heard of WND until an hour ago. I am an atheist, although I believe in the rights of everyone to practice their religion without harassment or condemnation from others. (As long as their religion doesn't call for the violent conversion of others to their beliefs)……….Antonio, maybe you should concentrate your efforts in nut-cracking and other ball-busting activities because you are certainly out of your league in the political arena….

  31. Mitch Pencharz

    Hey Stephen, I'm Canadian, so I don't really have a dog in this fight. But since you've insisted on acting like a total ass and calling Antonia " fat slob with a penchant for gluttony and denial", I don't really think she or anyone else should care about how offended you are that someone called you drunk, even if she did it first.

    Clearly no one could possiobly have known that your daughter was killed by a drunk driver. On the other hand, your comment was so mean-spirited and offensive that I have half a mind to tell you that I am probably going to get drunk tonight and enjoy it very much. And tomorrow. I won't drive, though, 'cause that would be stupid.

    Good day to you, sir, and may the best candidate win.

  32. Stephen Cline

    Your perception of me as a "hardcore conservative" is wrong. I am a moderate conservative and a very unique one at that. There are many issues that I disagree with in the Republican platform and many in the democratic platform that I agree with, but first and foremost I believe that the USA should be the worlds #1 economic and military superpower and that it is our duty to police the world and fight for freedom and human rights wherever or whenever it is necessary and that American troops are liberators not occupiers…. I want smaller and less powerful central government and I don't believe in ceding our sovereignty over to the united nations or any other one world government. I strongly disagree with taking from those who have worked hard to earn and achieve and rewarding those who have failed or refused to even try. I will never vote for a candidate with the letter (d) by their name as long as the democratic party supports and condones late-term and partial-birth abortion. I don't believe in same-sex marriage any more than I believe that brothers and sisters should be able to get married and procreate or that more than 2 individuals should be able to be married to each other. I believe in the rights of responsible citizens to own firearms and even though I personally am an atheist I strongly believe in the rights of others to practice and believe in the religion of their choice without harassment or condemnation from others. I think that marijuana should be legalized but that meth producers should be severely punished and meth and other dangerous drug users confined and forced to rehab. I could go on and on but my time is limited, (in a few minutes I have to start preparing to go officiate two championship games this afternoon), but suffice it to say that I am not your typical "conservative".

  33. Stephen Cline

    @Mitch….Liberals are always guilty of "unintended consequences", because they think that they can do or say no wrong, so they talk without thinking first. As far as my comment was concerned, sometimes the truth hurts….

  34. Mitch Pencharz

    "I don't believe in same-sex marriage any more than I believe that brothers and sisters should be able to get married and procreate or that more than 2 individuals should be able to be married to each other"

    LOL Why are gay people like incestuous people? I can't think of a single reason.

  35. Antonia Cubino

    I think I love you, Mitch. :) Thank you for spelling my name correctly as well. Clearly, reading is not in Stephen's best interests.

    Stephen, firstly, paragraphs are your friend. Secondly, let me explain the art of argument to you. I'll use an example that is apt for this discussion. Let's say that a color-blind person is told the sky is blue by a non-color blind person. Being color-blind, one cannot truly see this color. So this color-blind person asks the non-color blind person "Listen, I'm color-blind, could you please tell me where you got the fact that the sky is blue, from?"

    Here's where it gets good: the non-color blind person has two choices. They can either answer "Silly! You may be color-blind, but didn't anyone ever teach you that the sky is blue? Everyone KNOWS the sky is blue, therefore it must be!" OR the non-color-blind person can say "Hey, right here in this science text, it states that the reason the sky is blue is because of the atmosphere, light waves, color waves, and etc…."

    If an argument falls into the "silly!" camp, then you clearly have no argument and have lost. If an argument can back their statement up with hard-core facts, guess who won? Citing "everyone knows" as a fact is not a fact at all. Quite the opposite. Spewing "facts" out ad nauseum that came from a source that cites the bible as their "irrefutable proof" is not factual.

    Oh and please stop calling yourself an Atheist. You do us no favors behaving like this.

  36. Stephen Cline

    Mitch Pencharz … but what if the brother and sister are "in love". Who are we to judge them and their love. Just like homosexuals claiming that they are born that way… I guess pedophiles could make the same case…

  37. Miriam Bell

    Logical fallacy there. A child is unable to consent, and as the parent of a gay child, I can assure you they are most definitely born that way. My son no more made a choice to be gay than you did to be straight. It just is.

  38. Miriam Bell

    No matter how many times you repeat yourself, it doesn't make it any more true.

  39. Mitch Pencharz

    Here's how I see it, Mr. Cline:

    Why are you so hung up on whether or not they are in love? I don't think gay people should be able to get married because they are in love. I thinlk they should be able to get married because marriage provides multiple LEGAL benefits that are currently only available to STRAIGHT people in love. (or not in love!)

    I thought conservatives wanted the government OUT of their life! Telling me I can't marry Jim because he has a penios, but I can marry Jane because she has a vagina is the ultimate in BIG government.

    Now, dude. Pedophiles ARE born that way. But that's totally not the point. Pedophiles HURT children. Gay people don't hurt anyone.

  40. Antonia Cubino

    Viva La Canada! I always knew why I liked that place. It breeds really kick ass people like Mitch. :D

  41. Mitch Pencharz

    We are, unfortunately, stuck with Stephen Harper as prime minister, but other than that it's a pretty cool place. Believe it or not, you actually CAN get heart surgery without waiting 6 years. In fact, our health care system costs us less per capita than the US's, even though we PAY FOR EVERYONE! It's that crazy? When people can go to the doctor for free, even when they're poor, then they don't wait 6 months til they are nearly dying and wealk into the emergency room unable to pay for any of their treatment and let the state get stuck with the bill!

  42. Antonia Cubino

    Is it possibly for me to love two men? :D Well, in Stephen's world, no. But I'll do it anyway. Now, I must beg off here and get my "lazy ass" to school because otherwise I'm just "draining the system". Wouldn't want to be accused of doing such a thing. :D

  43. Leo Sebastian

    To Miriam Bell : Rights , nothing is matter for drons like you . Like my grandma used to say : he can urinate strait in your eyes and you you would declare this is a god's dew .

  44. Robert Latta

    Obama is a Dhimmi and an Islamophile whether or not his ring says, "There is no God, but Allah."

  45. Anonymous

    Mark A. Gabriel is a total loon. Just read his books and you will find out.

  46. Steve Atchison

    Do some homework people.
    Go look at the pictures. They don't show what the nutbags at WND are claiming.
    Snopes have a better picture.

  47. Anonymous

    Mark Gabriel is a highly educated former Islamic Imam who converted to Christianity and his books are available for anyone to read. If you read any of his books you will have a greater insight into the Islamic world than almost any other source. Ottawa1810, you are a lying sack of excrement and you have no credibility. Yes please go ahead and read his books. I guarantee you Ottawa1810 does not really want you to actually read them. He just wants you to think Dr. Gabriel is not credible. Ottawa1810, you need to go back to Saul Alinski school and improve on your phony attempts at propaganda.

  48. Steve Gilchrist

    File the Islam Ring story under "too good to check." I think it's time to coin a new nickname for people who trust Wing Nut Daily:

    RING NUTS.

    I will be voting Romney not because I think Obama's a secret Muslim, or a Manchurian Candidate or whatever.

    I'm voting Romney because Obama is the shittiest president this country has had in my lifetime, and we can't survive 4 more years of this.

  49. Maureen J. Reardon

    False claim. I have a piece of jewelry in the same exact pattern bought from QVC. Nice try.

  50. Wolff Bachner

    Antonia Cubino I deleted my comments because as a writer for Iq I am not going to engage in a debate over story choices with a reader. I didn't take sides in my article, i explained my opinion about the source of the ring at the end of the article and I never said Obama was a Muslim. i reported on a story that went out to over 25 million Americans who receive WND's articles. should i ignore 25 million people because you don't like the source. Not to mention, WND was not the only source for the story. they were the ones who commissioned the research. If i ignore something because someone doesn't like the source i am censoring the news and giving you a hecklers veto and you don't have that privilege in my world. Frankly I didn't even see you numerous rude posts until today, weeks after the article was written, when I was back checking stories to bring my files up to date since i installed a new solid state hard drive. Now I will go back to my work and ignore you. It really your loss. I was much harder on the fool Romney than I ever was on Obama. Some people just can't bear to see anything written that even remotely criticizes hopey and they simply go nuts when they see any imagined slight of the President. Just like you did by posting over and over again about a truly unimportant article.

  51. Wolff Bachner

    Antonia Cubino I deleted my comments because as a writer for Inquisitr I am not going to engage in a debate over story choices with a reader. I didn't take sides in my article, i explained my opinion about the source of the ring at the end of the article and I never said Obama was a Muslim. i reported on a story that went out to over 25 million Americans who receive WND's articles. should i ignore 25 million people because you don't like the source. Not to mention, WND was not the only source for the story. they were the ones who commissioned the research. If i ignore something because someone doesn't like the source i am censoring the news and giving you a hecklers veto.

    I didn't see this ridiculous thread until I came back to recopy the article for my files after replacing my failed hard drive with a new one.You seem to have entirely missed the point of my revealing the link to WND in the beginning of the article. If I truly believed the claims in the story, I certainly would have made no mention of the source. I strongly suggest you re-read the article and you will discover I was in no way trying to put over the story as proven, undeniable fact. I thought it was an interesting take on the current political scene prior to the election and I certainly wasn't using it to attack obama.I have written many more pieces critical of Rpmney than Obama so stop assuming I was attacking your candidate.

    Argue all you like with the conservatives and anti-obama posters who commented here. But remember, I will write about the topics I choose, within the guidance of my editor, and you do not have a heckler's veto. Now then, have a Happy Thanksgiving. Even Kim thought it was a well written article after she read it in full. maybe you should try re-reading it with an open mind.

  52. Wolff Bachner

    Antonia Cubino whats going on with you and Stephen Cline? you guys dating in secret or do you really enjoy fighting? I found the whole thing hilarious. Happy Turkey. and you know thighs of steel can be very useful on Thanksgiving cracking walnuts.

  53. Anonymous

    a real Christian would never throw the name of God, Jerusalem out or wear a ring that ties to Muslims.