Why Does Devil In History Channel’s The Bible Look Like Obama?

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History Channel’s new miniseries ‘The Bible’ is throwing up great numbers in Nielsen ratings, but it’s also throwing up its first bit of controversy after revealing their version of Satan:

Spooky: Viewers noted the Devil from the History Channel series 'The Bible' Satan looks similar to President Barack Obama

Just like an old, leathery Leonard Nimoy meeting Zachary Quinto for a generational Spock meetup on the Star Trek reboot, the similarity between History Channel’s Satan and United States President Barack Obama is uncanny.

The resemblance between Moroccan actor Mehdi Ouazzani (left) and President Obama left some viewers of 'The Bible' taking to Twitter to express their amazement

The first analyst on the scene to praise the make-up artists was an exicted Glenn Beck, who broke the story to the world.

Right-wing radio host and commentator Glenn Beck was one of the first to point out the uncanny likeness of Mehdi Ouazzani to the 44th President of the United States

While one cannot rule out the possibility that the resemblance is purely coincidental, ‘The Bible’ has quickly established itself as a well scripted epic that makes use of great cinemotography and costuming.  Whoever’s watchful eye is doing character production on the show could not have missed the similarity.

The actor playing the devil, Mehdi Ouzaani, could not be reached for comment at time of report.  But already, emails are pouring into the show to offer praise and condemnation, while social media networks like Twitter and Facebook are still aflame trying to figure out if History Channel is intentionally calling Obama ‘the devil’.

No matter public perception, last Sunday’s episode raked in an impressive 12.8 million viewers.

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