digital image, 10800 x 6000
Based on the Islamic story Isra and Mi’raj (Night Journey) from Qur’an chapter 17, Obama as Mohammad is resting in Kaaba in Mecca with his body appropriated from Siyar-i Nabî. When the Archangel Gabriel comes to him, and brings him the winged steed Hillary Clinton Buraq that wears the Iranian Pahlavi crown jewels and an Islamic US flag. Together they travel from Mecca to Jerusalem and back. He is holding a “VETO” rubber stamp with United Nations logo on it. During the journey they fly through different regions in the Middle East. The passed-by elements
include a Hamas militant shooting a bazooka, Edward Said, a United States of Islam dollar bill,
Sling Shot boy character from the Under Siege PC game, protesters from Saudi Arabia and
Palestine, a hand Peace Sign with the fingers cut off, the Hira cave, and a MeccaDonald’s sign.
When they arrive at Jerusalem they are greeted by Mickey Mouse George J. Mitchell, the US
special envoy to the Middle East. They are being blocked by the Israeli West Bank Barrier,
which raises an Israel/ US hybrid Flag and has a “Caution Palestine” sign that resembles the
illegal immigrant sign on US Southern border. On the wall there is a Yankees logo with a M-16
rifle and Banksy graffiti at the far back. The Dome of the Rock is heavily guarded by the Israeli
IDF D9 “Teddy Bear” Armored Bulldozers, Merkava Tanks and F16 fighter jets shooting GBU-28
“Bunker Buster” bombs. Godfrey of Bouillon from the First Crusades is standing in the corner
witnessing the whole scene.