18 March, 2013

"The Bible": Does Satan look like Obama in History Channel miniseries?

CBS NEWS/ March 18, 2013, 12:22 PM

"The Bible": Does Satan look like Obama in History Channel miniseries?

Mohamen Mehdi Ouazanni as Satan in the TV mini-series "The Bible." / HISTORY CHANNEL

The History Channel miniseries "The Bible" has been a hit in the ratings, but it's also grabbing attention because of the actor playing Satan -- and the public figure some viewers think he resembles.

After actor Mohamen Mehdi Ouazanni's first appearance as Satan in "The Bible" aired on Sunday, a number of viewers took to Twitter to say that he bears a resemblance to President Barack Obama.

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One person who took notice was conservative commentator Glenn Beck, whotweeted on Thursday, "The bible on the history channel Sunday. Best episode yet. Don't miss it. Does satan look EXACTLY like Obama? Y e s!"

Then over the weekend he tweeted:

Best episode yet this Sunday. One of the most important shows in decades #TheBibleinsidetv.ew.com/2013/03/06/mar...— Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) March 16, 2013

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Ouazanni has appeared in several other biblically-themed productions, including the TV movies "The Ten Commandments," "In the Beginning" and "David."

"The Bible," created by reality show producer Mark Burnett ("Survivor," "The Voice") and his wife, actress Roma Downey, drew 13.1 million viewers when it premiered earlier this month, making it cable's most-watched entertainment telecast of 2013. The 10-hour miniseries concludes on Easter Sunday.© 2013 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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