Donald Clarke

Whingeing about cinema and real life since 2009

Barack Obama is not the Devil

An American TV show presents a version of the Devil that looks eerily like the current US president. It’s a conspiracy.

Mon, Mar 18, 2013, 23:03


It’s official. This is one of those stories that, in pre-internet days, would be an amusing oddity, but which, amid the current digital hysteria, rapidly takes on an absurd significance  (before dying off just as quickly). Apparently, the generously titled History Channel is currently running some sort of religious drama entitled, unambiguously, The Bible. It sounds pretty dull. It seems, however, that Americans are flocking in their droves to the relevant corner of the cable menu. They love that God fella.

Anyway, a degree of clamour stirred itself up on Twitter when one of the key characters — a Mr Satan of Hell — turned out  to look eerily like the current President of the United States. Most sane people realised that this was just a coincidence. A small huddle of nuts has, however, argued that we are facing some sort of right-wing plot against our Barack. As you may be aware, POTUS is an atheist Muslim who attends a barmy left-wing, Afrocentric Christian Church. Glenn Beck fuelled the fire by Tweeting: ”Anyone else think the Devil in #TheBible Sunday on History Channel looks exactly like That Guy?”

The producers of the show have popped up to deny any such tomfoolery. “This is utter nonsense,” they said. “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.”

Hmm? Makes you think. Doesn’t it? So, long before Obama was elected, there was a version of the devil out there that looked exactly like him (see above). Now, that sounds like a prophecy.