Pint-sized Saddam Husseins populate Indian village

There may be little running water or other creature comforts in Lakhanow, India, but there is one thing the community has in spades—Saddam Husseins. There are more than 20 Saddam Husseins in the mostly Sunni village, all of whom were born after the Gulf War of 1991-1992. One family even has an older son named ...

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There may be little running water or other creature comforts in Lakhanow, India, but there is one thing the community has in spades—Saddam Husseins.

There are more than 20 Saddam Husseins in the mostly Sunni village, all of whom were born after the Gulf War of 1991-1992. One family even has an older son named Saddam Hussein and a younger one named Osama Bin Laden.

Now, after the recent hanging of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, the villagers have decided to name all newborn boys after him. One leader said:

There may be little running water or other creature comforts in Lakhanow, India, but there is one thing the community has in spades—Saddam Husseins.

There are more than 20 Saddam Husseins in the mostly Sunni village, all of whom were born after the Gulf War of 1991-1992. One family even has an older son named Saddam Hussein and a younger one named Osama Bin Laden.

Now, after the recent hanging of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, the villagers have decided to name all newborn boys after him. One leader said:

George Bush can hang one Saddam Hussein but we will create an army of Saddam Husseins. Let him come to our village and see how Saddam Hussein can never be executed.

Preeti Aroon was copy chief at Foreign Policy from 2009 to 2016 and was an FP assistant editor from 2007 to 2009. Twitter: @pjaroonFP

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