McCain/Palin’s slanderous attempt to portray Christian candidate Barack Obama as Muslim, by repeatedly having surrogates refer in nasty tones to Barack Obama by his full name “Barack Hussein Obama”, has spurred some impressive and inspiring reactions to seize a higher moral ground than McCain and Palin.
A lot of Facebook page owners (who also are not Muslim) have changed their middle names in sympathy to Hussein. So I would post as Thomas Hussein Sander. See this thread of Hussein is My Middle Name.
It’s reminiscent of the 1993 Billings, Montana story where a Jewish family’s window was shattered for lighting a menorah.
When a brick was thrown through the bedroom window of a Jewish child whose window bore a menorah, the community response was extraordinary. An organized alliance of citizens, churches, unions and the media banded together. The local paper printed a full-page, color picture of a menorah, so that others could hang it in their windows in solidarity. With the help of merchants, by late December nearly 10,000 people in Billings, Montana had this symbol of Jews overcoming persecution displayed in their windows. PBS made a movie of this called Not In Our Town. (Thanks to Forgotten Fires for the specifics.)
And now this Massachusetts Observer page has claimed Barack O’Bama as Irish with a humorous rhyme. What’s next? Japanese Obama-san?