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History speaks out about Satan-Obama buzz


This news story was published on March 19, 2013.
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LOS ANGELES, March 19 (UPI) — The History channel says those who saw a similarity between Satan and U.S. President Barack Obama in “The Bible” miniseries made a “false connection.”

The critically acclaimed miniseries, produced by Mark Burnett and his wife, Roma Downey, has been a major hit for the cable network.

The Hollywood Reporter said Twitter users began tweeting during Sunday’s episode that Mohamen Mehdi Ouazanni, the actor who plays Satan on the program, looks like the president.

Ouazanni has previously appeared in the religious-themed programs “David,” “Jeremiah,” “In the Beginning” and “The Ten Commandments.”

The channel issued a statement concerning the matter Monday.

“History channel has the highest respect for President Obama. The series was produced with an international and diverse cast of respected actors,” History said. “It’s unfortunate that anyone made this false connection. History’s ‘The Bible’ is meant to enlighten people on its rich stories and deep history.”

“This is utter nonsense. The actor who played Satan, Mehdi Ouzaani, is a highly acclaimed Moroccan actor. He has previously played parts in several biblical epics — including satanic characters long before Barack Obama was elected as our president,” Downey and Burnett said.

“Both Mark and I have nothing but respect and love our president, who is a fellow Christian. False statements such as these are just designed as a foolish distraction to try and discredit the beauty of the story of ‘The Bible,'” Downey added in a separate statement.

Copyright 2013 United Press International, Inc. (UPI).

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6 Responses to History speaks out about Satan-Obama buzz

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    notanonymous Reply Report comment

    March 19, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    People are dumb.

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    Lebowski Reply Report comment

    March 19, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    Since the White House sits on the bottom of a pentagram, it’s fitting.

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    anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 19, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    I’m shocked anti-Obama peeps haven’t brought out the buckets of tar & feathers. Their minds are so 17/18th century. They’re so stuck in hate they can’t even watch a mini series without making it political mud slinging event. Their lives must really suck.

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      maybe Reply Report comment

      March 19, 2013 at 1:01 pm

      You’ve lost me on this one, why would the so called anti obama freak out when it is the obama lovers that are mad? Satan on the show looks alot like obama and the obama a$$ kissers are all upset about it. I can see the hate in your words, looks like king obama has succeded in dividing our country.

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        LVS Reply Report comment

        March 19, 2013 at 2:51 pm

        @maybe-where is the surprise here. I always did think he was Satan. Now we have visual proof. I am really surprised our two prime liberals are not on here raising hell. See there, Satan and Hell go together.

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    John Reply Report comment

    March 19, 2013 at 11:37 am

    Mark Burnett… No accident of the similarity.