I’m sure this will come as a surprise to no one. Ilana Mercer has a column in the Worldnutdaily and on the commentary page the link to it looks like this:
I left a comment on Mercer’s blog asking if it was her idea or the Worldnutdaily’s to do that and another commenter provided the evidence that it was Mercer’s idea herself by providing a link to the same article on her personal webpage which is titled The Hillary, Hussein, McCain Axis of Evil. Mercer should be ashamed of herself, as should the Worldnutdaily for publishing it.
There is one and only one reason why they would refer to Obama as “Hussein” and that is to foster the false claim that he is a Muslim and play on anti-Muslim fear and hatred in this country. This is equal parts stupid and bigoted. And for those who use the “but it’s his real middle name, why can’t we call him that” argument, ask yourself why they don’t bother to call anyone else by their middle name. Because there is only one reason to do it, to give people the false impression that Obama is a Muslim. They know it, we know it, and only a liar or a demagogue would pretend otherwise.
I shouldn’t be surprised, of course. Despite Mercer’s pretensions to being a libertarian intellectual, she is a two-bit hack with a typewriter. This is, after all, the woman who argued that taking a liberal approach to sexuality “serves to denude sex of its Randian majesty and meaning.” And no, I’m not making that up. She actually said it, presumably with a straight face. She’s also the woman who praised neo-confederate Thomas Woods.