Calling the US president “Hussein”

Posted: May 5th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: media, racism, the US and us | 1 Comment »

I noticed that whenever an Israeli pundit wants to show that there is something shady or untrustworthy about the White House’s policy, he calls the president by his full name.

This one is from Ari Shavit, a top columnist for Haaretz (my bold):

Weak leadership and a lack of moral clarity continue to characterize Obama. Instead of leading the Arab world to a good place, he’s being dragged along with it to a bad one.


The summer of 2011 is the summer of Barack Hussein Obama. If he does not stabilize the Middle East this summer, a regional avalanche will take place by summer’s end. Obama will bear personal responsibility if the Arab spring turns into a cold and bleak winter.

One Comment on “Calling the US president “Hussein””

  1. 1 Peter D said at 1:00 pm on May 5th, 2011:

    Ari Shavit… Once there was an illusion of a decent person. Now there is only conformism and sleaziness (sigh)