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Originally posted by thomasblackraven
"Jeanne Coverdale, the kid’s aunt, offered an analogy to people who feel the names are in bad taste...What about tomorrow night when the President of the United States stands up and say, is forced to say, my name is Barack Hussein Obama. How’s that going to hit the world?” Coverdale said. "I'm saying the one with the middle name he has, was a terrorist.”"
Because Hussein is a very common name in Bangladesh
Barack Obama's middle name is in honor of his grandfather, Hussein, a secular resident of Nairobi.
Americans may think of Saddam Hussein when they hear the name, but that is like thinking of Stalin when you hear the name Joseph. There have been lots of Husseins in history, from the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, a hero who touched the historian Gibbon, to King Hussein of Jordan, one of America's most steadfast allies in the 20th century.