The Board of Commissioners in the The Independent Elections Commission (IEC) rejected the name of a national list which chose former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's name. Saddam Hamdan Hussein said, "Saddam Hussein's name was chosen because people in Jordan loved him."
The Muslim world is to feel good stories as a house on fire is to a home cooked meal. This one comes to us from Jordan which is slowly and hesitantly experimenting with democracy... and getting Saddam Hussein.
The Board of Commissioners in the The Independent Elections Commission (IEC) rejected the name of a national list which chose former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's name, although it accepted the applications of the candidates provided that they change the name of the list.
The surprise did not stop at the name of the list, but the second surprise was that one of the candidates at the head of the list was named Saddam Hamdan Hussein.
He added that he will fight in the upcoming parliamentary elections, saying that "Saddam Hussein's name was chosen because people in Jordan loved him."
Well Saddam Hussein was fairly popular in Jordan.
There's no word on exactly what the Saddam Hussein Party and Saddam Hussein stand for, but it's a safe bet that it's probably not anything good.
In other Saddam Hussein related news, Saddam Hussein Jabari was arrested in Israel for trying to stab a soldier with a knife. Relatives are claiming that he's only 13 and should be released immediately. It's likely though that he's a bit older than that as Saddam wasn't doing anything too noteworthy in 1999.
The political fortunes of the Saddam Hussein Party are unknown, but Hitler did fairly well in the Palestinian Authority elections.
A terrorist known in his hometown as “Hitler” – both for his physical resemblance to the German dictator and for his policies – has swept local primaries and will represent his district for the ruling Fatah party in upcoming Palestinian legislative elections, according to Palestinian sources.
Jamal Abu Al-Rub, a leader of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, won the Fatah primaries in the northern Samarian village of Qabatya, just outside Jenin, election officials say. He was one of dozens of terrorists and militant leaders to dominate the local elections.
The Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, founded in 2000, is a terrorist group responsible for dozens of deadly suicide bombings and hundreds of shooting attacks against Israeli civilians.
Al-Rub has publicly executed Palestinians his group suspected of collaborating with Israel and is accused by the Jewish state of planning several terror attacks.
A source close to the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, speaking on condition of anonymity, told WND, “If you ask around in the West Bank who is Abu Al-Rub, most people won’t know. But when you ask them about the guy nicknamed Hitler, everyone knows exactly who he is.
Unfortunately though Palestinian Authority standards for genocidal dictator impersonators seem to be fairly low because aside from having a mustache Al-Rub really does not look much like Hitler. And it's not even the right kind of mustache.
And here he is shaking hands with an extremely unenthusiastic Abbas who does not seem to be fond of Hitler despite authoring a Holocaust revisionist paper.
A bio for the Palestinian Hitler mentions that the name of the original Hitler "remained present as it is distinguished by his attractiveness and presence made him one of the most influential figures of the twentieth century."
Hitler's name however led to some confusion in the elections. "By Allah," Hitler says, "I had to write my title and my name and if I did I would not have succeeded because the vast majority know me the title of Hitler, even over the name Jamal Abualrb."
But not all Palestinian Arabs are fond of Hitler. As a member of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, Hitler has been battling against his Hamas rivals, leading one Hamas supporter to cry out, "Shame on you Hitler, for doing the bidding of the Zionists."