Obama Gives Another ‘Terrorist Fist Bump’

Just when you think the right wing couldn’t get any more ridiculous…You remember when a Fox News host referred to Obama giving a “terrorist fist bump” several years ago? Well now another right wing “thinker” is claiming that Obama signaled his Muslim faith and affinity with terrorists by…wait for it…holding up a finger. Seriously. This is from some unknown dolt named F.W. Burleigh.

Is President Obama a Muslim? A lot has been written about this, but if photographs speak louder than words, then a photo taken at last August’s U.S.-African Leaders’ Summit in Washington D.C. might shed considerable light.

It shows Barack Hussein Obama flashing the one-finger affirmation of Islamic faith to dozens of African delegates.

He’s not joking. Here’s the video. All he does is hold his finger up when an African leader says something to him as he’s going in for a photo op:


But Burleigh is sure this is one of those secret signals Obama is always giving to Muslims:

The Associated Press took this astonishing photo as the African dignitaries joined Obama, who hosted the event, in a State Department auditorium for a group photograph. It was published in an article in Britain’s Daily Mail, and it was the only use ever of the photo.

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. The remaining fingers are squeezed against the palm in order to highlight the extended forefinger. 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.

Thus when believers stick their index finger in the air, they demonstrate they are partisans of Muhammad’s God concept. And they also affirm their belief in Muhammad’s claim he was the interface between God and man. They also demonstrate they are part of the umma, the exclusive transtribal supertribe of believers that Muhammad started 1,400 years ago.

With his forefinger in the air, Obama affirmed his membership in this tribe.

Let me state the obvious: There is no bottom to this barrel. It’s stupid all the way down.

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  • Larry

    And then he put his right hand in, he took his right hand out, he put his right hand in and he shook it all about. He did the hokey-pokey, and he turned himself around.

    And that, folks, is what its all about.

  • http://aceofsevens.wordpress.com Ace of Sevens

    He’s telling him to steal home.

  • http://motherwell.livejournal.com/ Raging Bee

    This is from some unknown dolt named F.W. Burleigh.

    So why the fuck are you making him known? Why is this (formerly) unknown dolt more worthy of anyone’s attention than, say, any raving homeless loony I could pick up off a DC or Baltimore street?

  • wreck

    I got yer one finger salute fight here, F.W.

  • wreck

    “right” here. Ack!

  • zmidponk

    Right, so any time I point like that myself, I must be a super-secret Muslim, so much so that even I don’t know that I’m one.

  • theguy

    @3 Raging Bee

    I’d say because this nut is writing for the “American” “Thinker” which from what I’ve seen is a collection of morons who think they’re smarter than everyone else just because they’re conservatives. That sort of arrogance gets real old real fast.

  • John Pieret

    Wait! What about when Obama held his thumb straight up with the other four fingers tight against his palm? That must be a sign of some secret religion he practices!

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    I’ve got a finger for F.W. Burleigh.

  • kosk11348

    I caught Obama giving a secret hand signal to Christians.

  • http://motherwell.livejournal.com/ Raging Bee

    And how important is that rag? More relevant than WorldNutDaily? Your description — “a collection of morons who think they’re smarter than everyone else just because they’re conservatives” — doesn’t exactly set it apart from any other right-wing rag.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Raging Bee “And how important is that rag? More relevant than WorldNutDaily?”

    According to Alexa, about half as popular as WND. And freethoughtblogs is less than half as popular as American Thinker, so what does that make us?*


    * Spoiler: Hippies. It makes us hippies.

  • eric

    Oh it goes deeper than that! Because holding a finger up sometimes means “[wait] a second,” and it’s also the shahada, that means Muslims have discovered time travel. Yes its true. Obama is signaling to other muslims that he knows about their time machine and is looking forward to his upcoming meeting with Saul Alinsky, Stalin, and Darwin.

  • k_machine

    Makes sense that a secret Muslim signals that he is a Muslim in public, in front of the world press. I can see no flaw in this logic.

  • marcus

    And where are all the white African leaders? Huh? Huh?


    MO@ 12 I’m still waiting for delivery of my bag of “granola”.

  • abb3w

    @11, Raging Bee

    And how important is that rag?

    Today, Alexia is giving the site a rank of 3686 in the US, compared to 1433 for the WND, 803 for the Washington Times, 1137 for the National Review, 1766 for TownHall.com, and 3030 for the Free Republic. (Lower is stronger; EG: Google.com is number 1.) On the other side of the spectrum, NPR is 119, The Atlantic is 302, Daily Kos is 433, MSNBC is 601, Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight.com is at 928, The Nation is 3154, and Wonkette is 5379.

    Nohow, FreeThoughtBlogs is 8765. Ed doesn’t seem in a good position to gripe about American Stinker being the epitome of irrelevancy.

  • abb3w

    Sigh; Alexa, not Alexia.

  • eric

    @15: OT but you reminded me of a buddy of mine. He’s a (lily-white) friend of the family that grew up in Cairo. Bilingual fluency in arabic and english..also a bit of a trickster/troublemaker. So when he went off to college, he joined the African-American club and because he was, in-fact, African American. He mostly made friends, most of the club members took the joke in the spirit it was intended, but there was one person (at least) who told him they they didn’t mean that kind of African American.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    marcus “MO@ 12 I’m still waiting for delivery of my bag of ‘granola’.”

    Sorry, the van broke down. Just outside a spooky abandoned mill. We’re still in the midst of solving a mystery.

  • blf

    marcus, Set out a few scooby snacks. The van will arrive very quickly, with, if any luck, chasing after it, the land developer’s son wearing a ghost costume in an attempt to force the mill’s owner to sell… Also, a bunch of meddling kids.

  • http://www.pandasthumb.org Area Man

    I wonder if it ever occurs to these people that a secret Muslim who spends his entire career doing everything he can to fool people into believing he’s not Muslim is indistinguishable from a person who actually isn’t a Muslim?

  • James Guillory

    This is so funny. When I was in school in the 70s a big evangelical thing was to say ‘one way’ and then point a finger at heaven. There are lots of pictures in my high school year book of groups of students all posed with one finger pointed straight up. Amazing, I never knew all those Baptists were secretly flashing Muslim gang signs.

  • noe1951

    I always thought that meant he had to pee…

  • http://timgueguen.blogspot.com timgueguen

    In the backwards world of the “Obama is a seeekrit Moooslim!!!!” crowd I would assume that if Obama openly admitted to being a Muslim agent, who wanted to destroy America, they’d suddenly decide he was actually a born again Christian.

  • Electric Shaman

    Jesus fucking Christ Raging Bee this is the second post today where you have exclaimed your indignation and chastised Ed for writing the post at all. If you do not like what Ed posts about then stop coming here. Or would you rather he run every and all articles by you first to make sure they meet your standard of importance before being posted?

    At least with this one, unlike the MRA post from today, you didn’t exclaim you are unaware of this person and then scold Ed for giving the asshole a platform and THEN GO TO THE FUCKFACE’S WEBSITE AND LEAVE A COMMENT. You do know that stupid fucking asshole does not give a shit about you leaving a comment on his website that contradicts his idiotic opinion and can be easily deleted but he certainly does appreciate the web traffic you gave him right?

  • Saad

    There is no one-finger gesture that you give to another Muslim to affirm your faith in Islam. Especially not a quick over-the-shoulder motion like Obama did.

    There is a one-finger motion done with the index finger during recitation of the at-tahiyyat in Islamic prayer. Maybe this asshat Burleigh vaguely remembers seeing that in some propaganda video and thought that’s what America’s first half-white and 44th non-Muslim president was doing.

  • LightningRose

    It’s hard to see in the video, but Obama just gave the guy in front of him a Wet Willy, hence the smiles and laughter on the faces behind him.

  • dan4

    @3 American “Thinker” is a fairly prominent and popular conservative website. That’s why the idiotic rantings of one of its writers should be given more attention (in a disapproving way, of course) than “any raving homeless loony” you could pick up off the street somewhere.

  • caseloweraz

    Wreck (#4): I got yer one finger salute fight here, F.W.

    Wreck (#5): “right” here. Ack!

    Well, this is a one-finger-salute fight.