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Does Obama Look Like the Devil in "The Bible"?

The blogosphere is all abuzz with talk about the eerie likeness of President Obama with the devil in the History Channel's hit series "The Bible." Shorty after the airing it's third episode, Twitter exploded with with comments on the close resemblance.

Subsequently, this has sparked talk of George W. Bush's head on a spear from Game of Thrones. Though HBO's controversy was self-inflicted (i.e. intentional), and they later apologized, pulling the episode that displayed Bush's head thrust skyward at the end of a spear, no word has come either History Channel or the producer, Mark Burnett (see UPDATE below).

The actor bearing Obama's likeness is Moroccan born Mehdl Ouazzani. His cloaked figure first appears as Satan during Jesus’ initial temptation. Glenn Beck has been attributed as the first to tweet a photo making the connection, though no official news source has authenticated the report.

Is there a close resemblance between President Obama and actor Mehdl Ouazzani 
as Satan in History Channel's "The Bible"? You decide.
As to the verity of the likeness, and it's intentionality or  mere coincidence, I've superimposed President Obama inside the cloak, and altered the direction of lighting. I don't know - what do you think? I just don't see it...


Mark
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UPDATE  UPDATE  UPDATE  UPDATE  UPDATE  UPDATE

Less than 24 hours after a controversy erupted over a purported likeness of Satan and President Obama in the History Channels miniseries, “The Bible”, Executive Producers, Mark Burnett & Roma Downey stated:

“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.

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.”