Shake That Finger
We all know how the right-wing media in this country loves to exploit the illusion of Obama as a secret Muslim. Almost from the time he won the Democratic nomination back in 2008, sociopaths like Orly Taitz have been trying to assure us that being born in the U.S. to an American-born mother who wed an atheist Kenyan automatically makes you a Muslim. If you doubt this then you simply are not connected to the convoluted thinking of flat-earthers. The fact that there are still doubters among you simply means you haven’t heard the lie often enough to accept it is as truth.
Well right-wing blogger F.W. Burleigh at “The American Thinker” blog is here to afford you yet another opportunity to buy into the malarkey that Obama is indeed a Muslim. To verify this he has used a still photo for effect (shown above) of a video of Obama at last August’s U.S./African Leaders’ Summit in Washington D.C. showing, what Burliegh assures us, is “Barack Hussein Obama flashing the one-finger affirmation of Islamic faith to dozens of African delegates.”
This twisted allusion to events used by Burliegh is typical right-wing psycho babble. Still certain that Obama is a secret Muslim, it’s not a stretch for them to make such asinine interpretations. Considering their failure to deal with reality I’m surprised this picture below got missed by Burleigh at the same summit meeting.
Is this the Muslim sign for the torture method that cuts people’s fingers off?
Some would say Obama was simply wagging his finger to some response that warranted a Colbert-style “wag-o’-the-finger”.
But I think the Prez was doing a little bit more than that. Asked by one of the leaders as he walked past them to show him his impersonation of Cab Calloway, Obama gave a quick rendering of the great American jazz musician’s style as seen below.
Can we get a little Hi-de-ho music for the leader of the free world.