Did Obama flash the ‘Devil sign’ at UC Irvine?

obama-irvineEarlier Sunday, I wrote an article about Obama golfing as Iraq is disintegrating under attacks from the radical Islamist group ISIS.  The picture I used showed the president speaking at the University of California at Irvine.

Several people commented on the gesture Obama used, including a good friend.  All of them suggested Obama was flashing the “devil” hand sign.  But did he?

Here’s the picture I used:

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obama-irvineThe caption on the picture reads: “Barack Obama yelled ‘Zot, Zot, Zot’, as he makes the symbols of the Anteater, the school’s mascot.”

So, after hearing from several people, I thought I’d look into it.

Here’s the “Devil” hand sign according to Wikipedia:

Devilhs1It looks similar to the sign used by Obama, but Wikipedia notes:

Fans of University of California, Irvine Anteaters use a similar sign with the middle and ring fingers out to resemble the head of the mighty anteater.

Other schools also use a similar sign, the entry says.

There are, of course, many reports that claim Obama uses the sign indicating some shadowy collusion with the Devil.

One post, for example, says Obama “regularly flashes the famous devil horn hand sign when he is giving speeches or being photographed.”

The blog even posts pictures of Obama doing so, even though the sign is not exactly like that demonstrated at Wikipedia:

ohsThere’s no doubt in my mind that Obama’s agenda is, at best, diabolical, and there’s no doubt that this administration is the most anti-Christian in American history.  A large number of people have even gone so far as to say they believe the president could, in fact, be the Anti-Christ — the satanic global dictator spoken of in Revelation.

It’s also true there’s a real creepy cult of personality surrounding this guy, with followers practically worshiping the guy like some kind of messiah.  Last August, for example, a video came out showing a young boy praying to the man.  Seriously.

But in this case, I have to say that Obama was probably trying to connect with the students at UC Irvine, and believe me, no one distrusts this president more than I.

I’ll leave it up to you to decide.


Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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