Fischer: Wedding ring conspiracy means Obama may be a ‘closeted Muslim’

By David Edwards
Friday, October 26, 2012 12:52 EDT
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American Family Association's Bryan Fischer
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Bryan Fischer, the director of issues analysis of a conservative fundamentalist Christian organization, on Thursday speculated that designs on President Barack Obama’s wedding ring meant that “he may in fact be a closeted Muslim.”

Earlier this month, World Net Daily’s resident birther Jerome Corsi put forth a conspiracy theory that the president’s ring “is adorned with the first part of the Islamic declaration of faith, the Shahada: ‘There is no god except Allah.’”

Corsi spoke to “experts” like “Dreams from My Real Father” producer Joel Gilbert and concluded that the ring “demonstrates the significance of Islam in his life.”

On Thursday, Fischer speculated that the mainstream media was ignoring the wedding ring conspiracy theory because it was bad for Obama politically.

“And if he’s got a ring — and I believe he does,” Fischer explained. “We’ve looked at the photographic evidence, we’ve seen some research on this. There’s a academic expert at Duke University that’s verified that, that is the inscription on President Obama’s ring. And it’s not just a wedding ring, he had photographs of him wearing that ring since the earlier 1980s.”

“And the inscription, according to this academic expert at Duke — and one other prestigious university verified it — yes, the inscription on his ring says that there is no god but Allah,” the conservative radio continued. “And the reason you haven’t seen any of that in the mainstream media is that — I mean, the mainstream media has not even discussed that — and I think the reason that they do not want to discuss that is it would kind of raise the possibility that Barack Obama may, in fact, be a closeted Muslim.”

Watch this video from the American Family Association via Right Wing Watch, broadcast Oct. 25, 2012.

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