Saturday, October 11, 2008

Taking the Lord's middle name in vain

Khaled Husseini, who says he prefers to educate Americans about Afghanistan through his novels, nevertheless is deeply disturbed that some fiends are so steeped in wickedness that they actually mention the middle name of a candidate for president of the United States -- twice in one week! He writes:
Twice last week alone, speakers at McCain-Palin rallies have referred to Sen. Barack Obama, with unveiled scorn, as Barack Hussein Obama. Never mind that this evokes -- and brazenly tries to resurrect -- the unsavory, cruel days of our past that we thought we had left behind. Never mind that such jeers are deeply offensive to millions of peaceful, law-abiding Muslim Americans who must bear the unveiled charge, made by some supporters of Sen. John McCain and Gov. Sarah Palin, that Obama's middle name makes him someone to distrust -- and, judging by some of the crowd reactions at these rallies, someone to persecute or even kill. As a secular Muslim, I too was offended. Obama's middle name differs from my last name by only two vowels. Does the McCain-Palin campaign view me as a pariah too? Do McCain and Palin think there's something wrong with my name?
Aside from the fact that Muslims look forward to the day when there are only Muslims and dhimmis in the world, and the only law is shari'a law, there is certainly no reason why anyone should have any negative associations with the name ... er ... you know, that name, the one we mustn't mention. A presidential campaign should be based on serious issues, like "hope" and "change."

I doubt very much that Obama is a Muslim; his religion is Marxism. Maybe there are people who are using "Hussein" to associate him with terrorism, but he's already done that for himself, by working hand-in-glove with William Ayers. That and a dozen other reasons are enough for me to dread Obama becoming president, even if his middle name were Washington. Actually, Washington might as well be his middle name, since he belongs to the cult of utopians who see the solution to every problem as more regulation, taxation, and central government control.

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As it happens, though, "Hussein" is part of his name, and as with so much about him, his zombie-like followers think you are a racist, Islamophobic, bigoted potential homicidal maniac to mention it. Better be careful; they would like to have you prosecuted under a "hate crimes" law. Too late for me. But maybe not for you.

So next time you unwittingly slip into the unsavory, cruel days of our past by using the middle name of Barack Obama (pbuh), resolve to reform and never again Hussein Hussein Hussein Hussein Hussein Hussein Hussein Hussein Hussein Hussein Hussein Hussein Hussein Hussein Hussein Hussein Hussein Hussein Hussein Hussein Hussein Hussein Hussein Hussein Hussein Hussein Hussein Hussein Hussein Hussein Hussein Hussein Hussein Hussein Hussein Hussein Hussein Hussein Hussein Hussein Hussein Hussein Hussein Hussein Hussein Hussein Hussein Hussein Hussein Hussein Hussein Hussein Hussein Hussein Hussein Hussein

... sorry, my keyboard has gone nuts ever since I spilled some Worcestershire sauce on it and I put it in the dishwasher.

Gap week

The future looks so bright, I've got to take a vacation from it. So I will be in very Southern California next week and, being part of that primitive tribe that carries on with neither a laptop nor a "smart" phone, probably not posting. See you back here on or after Sunday the 19th.

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Have a good break, Rick. Hang in...God loves you.

-J

Proofreader said...

Never mind that "Barack" is also Arabic (< "blessed", related to Hebrew "Baruch").
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_(given_name)