HISTORY Denies Resemblance Between President Obama and Satan Character in 'The Bible'

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March 18th, 2013

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The History Channel has issued a statement about the resemblance some viewers noted between Satan in the channel's miniseries The Bible and President Obama.

via press release:

“HISTORY channel has the highest respect for President Obama. The series was produced with an international and diverse cast of respected actors. 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.”


From “The Bible” Executive Producers, Mark Burnett & Roma Downey:

“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.”


Executive Producer, Roma Downey added, "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.”


  • Mark

    Obama is not Satan, he’s just on Satan’s payroll.

  • Ashley

    May be a coincidence but there are similarities. Oh well, if he’s a good actor, so what?

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  • jimbo

    Funniest thing i’ve seen all day!!!! But there arr simularities!

  • SF

    The man looks like President Obama. If we all noticed it, then they did when they were producing it. Should’ve chosen a different actor and crisis averted.

  • Holly

    Honestly, I don’t see it.

  • sam

    Yikes Obama looks really tired in that picture.

  • Mark

    If it was Obama, Satan would be on the golf course.

  • Bryan

    I’m an Obama supporter, but i don’t think there was any need for the statements or conspiracy theories. Yes, they guy looks like an older Obama, it’s funny. We all need to lighten up.

  • Samunto

    LOL too funny!

  • RG-X

    Obama is not Satan – but he I don’t think he understands what being a Christian means – quoting scripture on air at major tragedies and then promoting non-Christian beliefs onto the country shows the fruits of the his spirit and his intentions = Slanted.

  • Chris

    So, Republicans were right, Obama is an Arab. Looks more Moroccan than Kenyan.

  • DonMedia

    Prior to seeing the producers on CBS Sunday Morning, I may have gone with coincidence, but realizing whom they are, it seems real deliberate.

  • RG-X is a disgrace to Christians

    RG-X, people like you make Christians look bad. Obama’s so called “non-Christian” beliefs are beliefs many real Christians share. Not every Christian is against gay marriage, ect..

  • JacobYates

    I’m not seeing it. Maybe if this was supposed to be Obama 30 year’s later and even then, still not seeing it.

  • Casey

    I watched the program last night and didn’t even notice it until all these losers pointed it out.

  • Morgan Wick

    Even if it’s not Obama, the fact that they brought in a black actor to play Satan still says some uncomfortable things.

    @RG-X: Yeah, non-Christian beliefs like love thy neighbor, raise up the poor, judge not lest ye be judged, get the money-changers out of God’s house, give unto Caesar what is Caesar’s and unto God what is God’s… methinks the cranks you’ve been listening to are the one’s who’ve really been promoting non-Christian beliefs in God’s name.

  • Holly


    So only white people can ever play Satan? Because whites are inherently more evil or blacks are inherently more holy?

  • JeffT

    C’mon, it looks exactly like Obama. What’s the problem?

  • An American

    Now why would satan want to make himself look like Obama, unless obama actally is.

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