"I will show the world that I can be its master! I will perfect my own race of people. A race of Saddam Husseins which will conquer the world! Ha ha ha ha ha ha!"


Welcome to Lakhanow, a heavily Sunni village in northern India where a man has just renamed his three-year-old son Saddam Hussein. According to the BBC,

the child will not be the only Saddam Hussein in the neighbourhood. There are more than 20 other Saddam Husseins in Lakhanow alone.

Local people say there are more than 100 Saddam Husseins in 27 adjoining villages dominated by mostly Sunni Muslims….

"This is our way to pay tribute to our leader. We want to carry on his legacy here at least in our village," said Ejaj Alam.

"God willing one day our village will be full of Saddam Husseins."


"George Bush can hang one Saddam Hussein," another villager declared, "but we will create an army of Saddam Husseins."