There is a new leader when it comes to the most ridiculous conservative attack on President Obama since they began their campaign of fear-mongering and misinformation, which is definitely saying something considering the ridiculous nonsense that conservative media has pushed against this president over the years.
A website called The American Thinker (oh, the irony) published an article suggesting that President Obama flashed a commonly used “Muslim gang sign” at a conference back in August with several dignitaries from Africa.
What was this sign he allegedly flashed, you ask? Well, while walking past several of these gentlemen on stage he made the dastardly move of holding up his right index finger, while seemingly smiling at a comment made by one of the gentlemen.
“It shows Barack Hussein Obama flashing the one-finger affirmation of Islamic faith to dozens of African delegates,” claims F.W. Burleigh, author of this ridiculous piece.
I don’t even know what to say. There’s no way any sane person can watch this video and come to the conclusion that President Obama was doing anything but responding to some sort of humorous comment one of these gentlemen said to him as he walked by.
But not according to Burleigh. This gesture by President Obama was clearly a blatant public confirmation of his Muslim faith and his disdain for the United States and Christians all over the world!
“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,” Burleigh stated.
“The remaining fingers are squeezed against the palm in order to highlight the extended forefinger,” he continued. “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.”
He held up his index finger (while smiling) in response to something humorous someone said to him while walking by.
I honestly can’t believe I’m writing about something as ridiculous as this. It’s reminiscent of the ridiculous “pointergate” scandal from a few months back involving Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges. This stuff is so absurd that I’m really not sure if my mind can fully grasp how stupid these people would have to be to believe it.
And the saddest part is, I’m sure many conservatives who read what Burleigh wrote agreed with him. He wouldn’t have written it unless he knew there were enough people out there who were stupid enough to believe one of the most idiotic conspiracy theories I’ve ever seen.
Hit me up on Twitter and tell me what you think; did President Obama flash a “Muslim gang sign” or is this guy just a babbling idiot?
Watch the video below:
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