The poets are in the ninth chasm of the eighth circle, that of the Sowers of Discord, whose punishment is to be mutilated.
Mahomet shows his entrails to Dante and Virgil while on the left stands his son Ali, his head cleft from chin to forelock.
Dante (wearing the cap, on the cliff edge): "Isn't that guy divided in half from head to butt Mohammed?"
Virgil (on the far right): "Yes, he is divided because he brought division to society! While the other one there with his trousers down is Barack Obama's politics concerning Islam."
- Dante's Inferno, Canto 28
Demon dragging Mohammed into Hell
Obama bows in submission (Islam) before King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. Londonís Buckingham Palace, Wednesday, April 1, 2009. (AP Photo/John Stillwell/pool)