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Obama Supporters Change Middle Name to “Hussein”

Do you remember that scene in Jesus Camp where the kids are offering a prayer to a cardboard stand-up of George Bush? (Youtube link here, if you haven’t seen it before.) Well, some Obama supporters have officially creeped me out just as much as that scene in Jesus Camp did by “informally” changing their middle names to “Hussein” to show solidarity with their chosen one candidate:

Emily Nordling has never met a Muslim, at least not to her knowledge. But this spring, Ms. Nordling, a 19-year-old student from Fort Thomas, Ky., gave herself a new middle name on, mimicking her boyfriend and shocking her father.

“Emily Hussein Nordling,” her entry now reads.

With her decision, she joined a growing band of supporters of Senator Barack Obama, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, who are expressing solidarity with him by informally adopting his middle name.


“I am sick of Republicans pronouncing Barack Obama’s name like it was some sort of cuss word,” [Jeff Strabone of Brooklyn] wrote in a manifesto titled “We Are All Hussein” that he posted on his own blog and on

Mr. Strabone’s “manifesto” can be found here and contains such (creepy) pearls of wisdom as:

  • “Like Bill and Hillary Clinton, the Republicans will learn that Obama is a bright, shining piece of rubber, and they are the glue.”
  • “If we recall the famous ‘First they came’ speech of Martin Niemöller, we can say that many among us did speak up… What if they came for the Husseins, and everyone was named Hussein?”
  • “If we adopted a more flexible approach to our names, we might be more awake to the possibilities of self-reinvention.”
  • “The name Hussein comes from the Arabic noun husn, which… translates as ‘beauty, handsomeness, prettiness, loveliness; excellence, superiority, perfection’ and so on. Reader, do you feel beautiful? I surely do, and I invite you to feel the same way.

Good lord, someone get these people off the streets.

(Via Instapundit)

  1. CJ Ciaramella says:

    Sometimes I RANDOMLY capitalize WORDS in MY COMMENTS to make my POINT extra awesome. and I HATE mayo TOO!

    BTW illegal alien invaders IS AN AWESOME GAME!

  2. JMT says:

    I have no problem w/ those that ARRIVE IN the USA via LEGITIMATE means or those that once they are here via LEGITIMATE means KEEP TO THE RULES OF THEIR STAY WHILE HER & EITHER go HOME when their GC’s expire OR takes steps toward LEGITIMATELY extending their stay or take steps toward citizenship, however, those that come by ILLEGITIMATE means OR STAY ILLEGITIMATELY once their GC’s expire I have NO USE FOR OR SYMPATHY FOR WHATSOEVER.

    And How do you know if I’M brown or not? Remember, not all of those that oppose illegal alien invaders & support the defense of USA sovereignty are white. FYI, there are many ppl of color that are members of anti-illegal alien groups.

    IMHO, it’s you showing racism b/c you’re assuming in your post that all illegal alien invaders are brown. I on the other hand NEVER mentioned ANY specific country of origin for illegal alien invaders, for I don’t give a rats butt what an illegal alien invader’s home country is…be it the UK, mainland Europe or other N. American countries or wherever. Never forget that illegal alien invaders are from ALL OVER THE WORLD.

    I know you’re not fond of enforcement of our sovereign borders but maybe you should look more into the illegal alien invader problem since you seem to think only brown ppl make up that group.

    One last thing…the thing I REALLY DO HATE (as opposed to brown ppl) is MAYO. Mayo is disgusting & it never passes my lips…so you made ANOTHER error in your “analysis” of me.

  3. Timothy says:

    JMT – You’re welcome to pick fruit if you’re so against peasants doing it. It’s pretty unfortunate that you hate brown people, though, because they make the most delicious food. Indian, Mexican, Thai, Vietnamese, Cuban, Guatamalan…there are others, I could go on. That’s beside the point, though, I guess we can all count ourselves lucky that folks like you aren’t really winning the immigration debate and the rest of us won’t be stuck with your mayo and whitebread sandwiches.

  4. Vincent says:

    Way to keep it classy.

  5. JMT says:

    Well at least w/ these ppl “changing” their middle names they’ll be easier to spot as being the idiots that they are.

    I can’t STAND either BHO or McCain b/c IMHO they are BOTH traitors to the USA for supporting amnesty for illegal alien invaders…

    Now if we could just get all of the illegal alien invaders to change their middle name to the same then rounding them up & deporting them would be sooooooooo much easier! 🙂

  6. Boris Whorelock says:

    Obama’s hatred for our country is spreading like a disease through his possessed supporters. Next they will all have a party with Rev. Wright, Farrakhan, Phleger, Willam Ayers, Hamas and Hezbollah celebrating Islam and terrorism.

  7. ThunderHusseinLove says:

    Readers do you hear thunder, I surely do and i invite you to spread the love.
    ThunderLove in 08

  8. Vincent says:

    Why vote for the…

    Oh, you know the rest.

  9. Timothy says:

    Oh the Libertarian Party…*sigh*

    Cthulhu ’08

  10. Vincent says:

    Ugh. I almost don’t want to vote for Bob Barr now.

  11. Sakaki says:


    Actually, it’s more innocuous than that. Because I am not voting for either side, I am waiting for more mayhem to insue. Whether that comes in the form of gunshots, demonstrations, party infighting among both sides, and all that jazz.

    If we get that, I get to watch it all unfold while eating cheddar cheese popcorn. And if there’s a perceived link that someone makes about Obama and Saddam…well, that just adds into the mayhem. POPCORN TIME!

    Oh, for the record, go Bob Barr.

  12. Vincent says:

    All this talk of Nixon has me wanting to change my middle name to “Milhous”!

  13. Boobie Hussein says:

    A new group to reinvent myself and conform too, right on.

  14. Timothy says:

    Tin soldiers and Nixon coming
    We’re finally on our own….

  15. CJ Ciaramella says:

    Wow, Sakaki. Are you a fucking retard or something? I hope you’re referring to Nixon defeating Humphrey. I really, really hope you are.

  16. Sakaki says:

    Here’s to hoping for 1968.



  18. Simon Hussein Johns says:

    Your article inspired me to add Hussein as my middle name. God works in interesting ways, doesn’t she?

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