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I have been criticized in the past for referring to President Barack Hussein Obama by his full name, including his middle name “Hussein.” For example, in comment # 10, by Joseph Cotto, in response to “Wide Left” that Blogcritics was kind enough to publish on January 25, 2012, I was castigated for continued reference to his middle name.

I am by no means the first or only person to be criticized for using Barack Hussein Obama’s full name. In October, 2008, Lee County (FL) Sheriff Mike Scott received criticism for using his full name. Scott said, “I simply stated his name. Why would I regret calling somebody by his middle name? To me, I’m perceiving, I’m hearing, a huge, huge double standard.” Also, at a rally in February, 2008, conservative radio talk-show host Bill Cunningham “repeatedly referred to [Sen. Barack] Obama as Barack Hussein Obama — at least three times.” BTW, in this same article, Media Matters said, “This is not the first time Cunningham has smeared Obama and referred to him as ‘Barack Hussein Obama’.” I guess it’s permissible for Media Matters to conclude that Cunningham smeared Obama.

Obama announced on March 29, 2012, that he would hold a fund-raiser event at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI, on April 18.

Well, guess who, when speaking in Dearborn, MI, referenced his middle name? None other than Barack Hussein Obama himself. Obama, during his Dearborn speech, said, “When you decide to support a candidate named Barack Hussein Obama, you know the odds are not necessarily in your favor.”

Is it now permissible for me to refer to his middle name? Was I just avant-garde at Blogcritics by referring to it? Or can I not use it since I am not Muslim? Is that the same “logic” used when blacks say they cannot possibly be racist?

Yes, that is the same Dearborn, MI, that, when Muslims threw stones (and other objects) at Christians on June 20, 2012, at the Arab Festival the Dearborn police did not even try to stop them. A small group of Christians attended the festival, attempting to share their faith. They did not preach or hand out pamphlets. The Christians stood silently as Muslims threw objects at them. Many Muslims shouted, “Allahu Akbar” (God is greater). The Dearborn police blamed the Christian group for the incident.

Despite Muslims throwing objects and saying things like, “Let’s fu*k them up” and “Let’s kick their a*s”, police arrested no one. The police, in fact, did nothing to protect the Christians or to stop the Muslim-initiated violence.

And, yes, that is the same Dearborn, MI, that held an all-girl prom at Hamtramck High School so Muslim girls could attend a prom.

And, yes, this is the same Muslim faith that Obama has assured us is peaceful and that a few extremists have hijacked the faith. But, the Qu’ran  says (48:29), “Mohammed is God’s apostle. Those who follow him are ruthless to the unbelievers but merciful to one another.” I guess Obama (and George Walker Bush as well) missed that passage. Further, here is just one example of what the “peaceful” religion has done recently: Muslim jihad on Christians. And here is a little item that just may interest Barack HUSSEIN Obama: Islam means “submit to the teachings of Islam or die by the sword.” Peaceful, huh?

So, was Obama smearing himself? Was Obama’s reference to his middle name, quite common among Muslims, just an accident, a coincidence that occurred in the city with the largest Muslim population in this country? I don’t think so, but it’s your call.

But that’s just my opinion.

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  • troll

    …so Warren – in your own words – why do you focus attention on Obama’s middle name?

  • Glenn Contrarian

    I see Warren’s still up to his old tricks.

    Warren, you DO realize, of course, that the videos that you claim show that police did nothing, that these videos were EDITED? Just like the video that supposedly showed that Shirley Sherrod was racist and that ACORN was supporting prostitution, your right-wingers EDITED yet another video to make it look like something other than what it is, and the rest of you eat it up like candy.

    Here’s some of the other side of the story:

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    I wish I had the time and energy to point out every deceptive edit in this video and all the manipulative ways in which this event was reported on, but I don’t. So here’s a short list, and if you’re interested in seeing more, watch the unedited, hour long YouTube video of the incident. Watch carefully. It looks a lot different if you’re paying attention.

    1. The United West video (See here) and many of the reports on this incident either claim or insinuate that the police did nothing to stop the kids from throwing trash at Ruben and his friends.

    However, in the unedited video, you can see the police interviene once, twice (note the police dragging a kid off at this point – something none of the articles mention), thrice, fourse [sic] (note that this appears to be another arrest or citation? Again, never mentioned in any of the reports I listed), and I’m not going to bother looking for more examples.

    Bottom line: the video lies/misrepresents the truth and each of these reports, either in ignorance (in which case they are examples of bad journalism) or knowingly repeats this lie or fails to challenge it (in the case of The Blaze).

    2. Muslim adults repeatedly work to calm down and stop the kids from yelling and throwing trash. In fact, one, apparently, Muslim man stands in front of the Christians, protecting them from the angry crowd. Does this mean Islam is a religion of peace? Nope, it just means that this man (as well as many others in the video) wanted to prevent violence from happening. Does the fact that the “mob” of kids threw trash and possibly a piece of concrete mean that Islam is a religion of violence? Nope, it just means that some kids got offended and angry.

    If we want to discuss whether or not Islam is inherently violent, we need to look for evidence elsewhere.

    3. The video edits out the part where Ruben Israel explains to a police officer that they have a pig head on a pole because Muslims are “petrified” of pigs and so it “keeps them at bay.” No really. He says that. Can you understand now why a group of Arab kids might feel threatened by these predominately white, Christians coming to their cultural festival to shout at them that they are going to hell and that their religion is a lie? Get a bunch of kids together, mock their beliefs, try to ward them away with a pig head on a stick, yell at them, and no matter what religion they are, don’t be surprised if they start throwing trash. That doesn’t in any way justify their action, but it does explain it.

    4. As you watch the video it is clear that the police helped protect the Christians when they could. Could they have done a better job? Perhaps. It’s not clear from the video how many people were in attendance (I believe it was around 100k) or how many officers were available to help out. But it is clear that those officers did in fact intervene and protect the Christians several times.

    5. It is also clear that this group of Christians was almost entirely focused on angering these Muslims, forcing the police to protect them after they had incited violence, and complaining over and over again about their rights and how they were being persecuted. What on earth does this have to do with lovingly sharing the Gospel to lost people? How is a preoccupation with asserting your rights honoring to God?

    6. Nine days before they posted their very popular article describing the “alleged” “stoning” of Christians, The Blaze published this account of the incident: SCREAMING ANTI-ISLAM PROTESTERS TAUNT MUSLIMS WITH PIG’S HEAD: ‘YOU’RE GOING TO MELT IN THE FIRES OF HELL!’ In this article, by Billy Hallowell, we read that “Authorities in Wayne County attempted to keep calm and order between the two parties, as they tried to separate them – a difficult task considering the religious nature of the fighting at hand.” And that “Some of the attendees chanted ‘Allah-U-Akbar,’ which translates to ‘God is the greatest.’ The Christians responded with, ‘Jesus Akbar.’”

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    Links to the unedited video are on the website referenced.

    Given that the writer’s rhetoric is almost as inflammatory as your own, that does NOT excuse using an edited video in order to incite further hatred.

    So…Warren – could you tell us exactly how it is that it is good in your eyes to edit a video to make it seem like the opposite of what it really is? Oh, yeah, I forgot – since it’s against whatever it is that you’re also against, that makes it all okay, huh?

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/IanMayfield Dr HUSSEIN Dreadful

    It’s all about context, Warren, and you know perfectly well why you persistently use Obama’s middle name.

    It beggars belief that you appear to think I and everyone else reading this can’t see right through you.

  • http://www.RoseDigitalMarketing.com Christopher Rose

    Research has shown that arguing with idiots is a complete waste of time.

    Stupid people are actually not capable of telling that they are stupid so, if he is sincere, Warren Beatty will never be able to understand why is article is complete and utter drivel. If he is aware, then he is simply a liar.

  • Zingzing

    Warren, saying you’re not a racist and then regurgitating racist claptrap isn’t the best way to go about it. Before that, all you’re doing is insulting your audience’s intelligence. No one’s buying it. You know exactly what you’re doing with the middle name, as does everyone who uses it, and everyone who reads it, so give it a rest. It’s either juvenile or racist, and I’m sure you don’t wish to be seen as either. Unless you enjoy it… Such is the life of Internet anonymity… You can be whatever kind of dick you please.

  • Clav

    Warren has at least one talent in which I take great pleasure.

    He pisses all of you off royally.

    Gotta like a guy who can do that so well…

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/IanMayfield Dr HUSSEIN Dreadful

    He pisses all of you off royally.

    Warren is Prince Philip?!?

  • Costello

    Unfortunate that his talent isn’t writing. Would have thought that would be most important concern to an editor but then I am not sure how the site’s business model works

  • Zingzing

    Clavos, he presents an easy target, which, as you know, is nothing but a pleasure. I love Warren. Wanna put a slurpy on his junk.

  • Glenn Contrarian

    Clav –

    That, and Warren drives a lot of page views to BC because he makes himself such an easy target. But I gotta chuckle – given the chance, you’d probably buy him a beer just for the opportunity to watch how me makes us liberals’ heads explode on a weekly basis.

  • http://rwno.limewebs.com Not the liberal actor

    Re: comment # 1, troll, perhaps because that is his name. I did not name him. Plus, I await your example(s) of when I focused on his middle name.

    Re: comment # 2, Glenn, it’s quite difficult to take ANYTHING you say seriously when your first citation link takes us to “The American Muslim.” But, be that as it may, remove, if you like, the two paragraphs referring to the video, then address the other points in the article.

    Re: comment # 5, Zz, I’m sure you will explain fully how referring to his full name is racist.

    Re: comment # 6, Thank you, Clav. Most of your readers are very easy targets. Their ONLY method of response is not to address the point(s) made, but to attack the writer. I must say that they all learned well from James (Trailer-park trash) Carville.

  • troll

    Re: comment # 1, troll, perhaps because that is his name.

    perhaps – but it’s clear that there’s more to it than that…my question was sincere: what do you intend to accomplish as you see it?

    Plus, I await your example(s) of when I focused on his middle name.

    note the use of caps in your title for example – Barack HUSSEIN Obama – reads like focus to me

  • Glenn Contrarian

    Warren –

    Re: comment # 2, Glenn, it’s quite difficult to take ANYTHING you say seriously when your first citation link takes us to “The American Muslim.”

    And that’s the problem! You can’t see or hear past your own prejudice.

    BTW, Warren – did you watch the UNEDITED video that shows things were completely different from what your reference’s EDITED video claimed? Oh, sorry, I forgot – Thou Shalt Believe the EDITED video instead of the UNEDITED video because the edited video comes from people you like and the UNEDITED video comes from people you don’t like.

    I wanted to ask you yesterday, Warren, why it is that you don’t seem to get angry at all when YOU are fooled by right-wingers who post videos that are edited to make events and speeches seem 180-out from what they actually were…

    …but I guess I’ve got my answer in your post above – prejudice is all you need in order to drink the Kool-Aid and thank the ones who gave it to you!

  • Baronius

    Warren – You’re obviously implying something about President Obama when a discussion of the Muslim population of Dearborn takes up half your article about Obama’s middle name. The president has spoken at a lot of places, and he’s used the “when your name is” line before. But you highlighted this one. You could have talked about him in Wisconsin, and the union politics of that state, or him in Hollywood, and the appearance of a sympathetic elite. You chose to talk about Dearborn. Therefore, you yourself made the connection between his middle name and Islam.

    Or didn’t you intend to? Were you unaware that the name “Hussein” is more common in Muslim countries? Could you have found no way to write an article about the president’s middle name without including the phrase “Allahu Akbar”? At a minimum, you’ve got to excuse us for thinking that you were doing it on purpose.

  • Glenn Contrarian

    What Warren’s doing is the old Bart Simpson excuse: “I didn’t do it, you didn’t see me do it, you can’t prove anything, I’m innocent, man!”

    Even though his prejudice is blatantly obvious for all to see.

  • Baronius

    I don’t know if it’s prejudice. My hunch is that it’s no different than calling George W. Bush “Dubya”. The point is it’s snide. It’s snide, but as stupid as it is that people get offended by it, it’s disingenuous for Warren to claim he didn’t realize it.

    As an aside, I think there’s a lot of disingenuousness on the internet, but I hate to use that word. It cuts off any possible further discussion. But this article itself is prima facie evidence of disingenuousness. Warren is attempting to use the cheapest method to look good in an argument, goading the other person into getting upset. In such cases, it’s particularly important for people on his own side to call him out on it.

  • Glenn Contrarian

    Baronius –

    It’s prejudice. Warren’s spent a great deal of time down in the same county in the MS Delta where I’m from. Whether that’s where he came from I don’t know, but he’s spent enough time there that he knows it very well. We probably know some of the same people.

    And if one is from the Delta, white, and strongly conservative, one is almost certainly racist to some extent. Oh, they’ll swear up and down they’re not…until they think you’re one of them, and then out comes the racism. Maybe that doesn’t sound logical, but I’ve seen it again and again and again. That’s just the way things are there.

  • Zedd

    While its embarrassingly clear that the author is a little dim and doesn’t notice that its not his wit or cleverness that has posters chiming in, frustrated. Its possibly not his lame racist view point either that is the big bother. I believe that its really because its all dumb. There is no real point that is being made. I see (could be wrong) people trying to help him, but NOBODY’S home.

    Or maybe its just me…. Let me see if I get this.

    1.You HATE Muslims because you are a christian or pro-christian. Christian are so because Christ died on the cross for their sins and as a result God lives within them, in the form of the Holy Spirit which teaches them to LOVE. (is it me?)

    2. Hussein is not a Muslim name, its an Arabic name. Its like the name Beau (almost same meaning) being French (a language) not Christian (a religion). I would stop the Hussein thing. Its kinda embarrassing.

    3. In this article you yourself (somehow) link the President’s name to Muslims and Muslims are supposed to be the new bad guys (sadly in Dumbland). So you are somehow suggesting that the President is bad when you highlight his middle name. That’s why it’s different when YOU use it. (you kinda made the point yourself when you included the cursing Muslims rant in that piece….).