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LOLZ. This is ridiculous!
Normally, one wouldn’t think twice about The History Channel’s The Bible miniseries casting actor Mohamen Mehdi Ouazanni in the role of Satan. Except when the Prince of Darkness bears a slight resemblance to President Barack Obama…
Of course Christian conservative, Glenn Beck couldn’t help but point this out to his Twitter followers via photo screenshot. However, the History Channel released the following statement:
“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."
The show's producer, Mark Burnnett added:
“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.”
Meanwhile, his producing partner and wife Roma Downey also 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.”
Sounds like one wacky coincidence to us, but we'd hate to be in Mohamen's shoes right about now!