I noticed on many (if not all) the works of fiction I read that there is an excerpt somewhere on the Copywrite page that reads: "All characters in this book are fictitious. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental." With that in mind, where is the line drawn if I want to use allegorical places/events/plots to represent actual political and religious views in my book? Understandably, there are laws against making a character named Aboma and make him look like and act like Obama. But does the same rule apply if I want to involve a specific religion or political perspective in my storyline? Thanks!