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Barack Hussein Obama…and other Semitically Named American Heroes


a wonderful article investigates, with elegance, erudition, and wit, the origins of barack hussein obama’s name. from the article: Now let us take the name “Hussein.” It is from the Semitic word, hasan, meaning “good” or “handsome.” Husayn is the diminutive, affectionate form. Barack Obama’s middle name is in honor of his grandfather, Hussein, a […]