Why do the New York Times call Saddam Hussein 'Mr Hussein'?

Even though Saddam was his surname.

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  • 7 years ago
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    The family swapped name order at some point.

    His father was Hussein Abid al-Majid.

    Saddam, his sister Siham Hussein and his children all use Hussein as a second name.

    Hussein is the correct family name.

  • 7 years ago

    Hussein is his surname. A lot of people, in the West at least, have the habit of just calling him Saddam for 2 reasons.

    1] In order not to confuse him with King Hussein of Jordan

    2] In order to show him disrespect, because he was our enemy.

  • Because The New York Times is a left wing liberal rag, who respect Islamic terrorists.

  • Yorrik
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    The NY Times is one of the most respected, if not the most respected, English language newspapers in the world. It's journalists work to the highest degree of respect and like Elvis who always called people either sir or ma'am, they (The NYT) will always show respect and call Saddam - Mister.

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  • 7 years ago

    Westerners call the last name the surname and the first name the fore name and call or address a person as to mr mrs or miss by their surname, so there for Mr. Hussein. Shah Ru's wife would be known as Mrs Khan and Priyanka Chopra would be known as Miss Chopra

  • 7 years ago

    Because his family name is Hussein, genius.

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    I think you will find saddam is his Christian name. (First name).

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    if they show respect by calling him "Mr" does that cancel out the boodshed carnage and mayhem they have made of his country

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