Saturday, July 17, 2010

Americans with Semitic names

'Barack and Hussein are Semitic words. Americans have been named with Semitic names since the founding of the republic. Fourteen of our 43 presidents have had Semitic names (see below). And American English contains many Arabic-derived words that we use every day and without which we would be much impoverished. America is a world civilization with a world heritage, something Cunningham will never understand.

Barack is a Semitic word meaning "to bless" as a verb or "blessing" as a noun. In its Hebrew form, barak, it is found all through the Bible. It first occurs in Genesis 1:22 -- "And God blessed (ḇāreḵə) them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth."

Here is a list of how many times barak appears in each book of the Bible.

Now let us take the name "Hussein." It is from the Semitic word hasan, meaning "good" or "handsome." Husayn is the diminutive, affectionate form.

Barack Obama's middle name is in honor of his grandfather, Hussein, a secular resident of Nairobi, Kenya. Americans may think of Saddam Hussein when they hear the name, but that is like thinking of Stalin when you hear the name Joseph. There have been lots of Husseins in history, from the grandson of the prophet Mohammed, a hero who touched the historian Gibbon, to King Hussein of Jordan, one of America's most steadfast allies in the 20th century. The author of the beloved American novel "The Kite Runner" is Khaled Hosseini.

...John Adams really only had Semitic names. His first name is from the Hebrew Yochanan, or gift of God, which became Johan and then John. (In German and in medieval English, "y" is represented by "j" but was originally pronounced "y.") Adams is from the biblical Adam, which also just means "human being." In Arabic, one way of saying "human being" is "Bani Adam," the children of men.

Thomas Jefferson's first name is from the Aramaic Tuma, meaning "twin." Aramaic is a Semitic language spoken by Jesus, which is related to Hebrew and Arabic. In Arabic, twin is tau'am, so you can see the similarity.

James Madison, James Monroe and James Polk all had a Semitic first name, derived from the Hebrew Ya'aqov or Jacob, which is Ya'qub in Arabic. It became Iacobus in Latin, then was corrupted to Iacomus, and from there became James in English.

Zachary Taylor's first name is from the Hebrew Zachariah, which means "the Lord has remembered."

Abraham Lincoln, of course, is named for the patriarch Abraham, from the Semitic word for father, Ab, and the word for "multitude," raham. Abu, "father of," is a common element in Arab names today.' --Juan Cole

Thanks Khalid for posting this!

9 comments :

aferrismoon said...

Maybe u might add Aaron Lopez to the list.

barak - a blessing , something 'good'.

In Czech 'barak' means a flat, somewher to live.

In English 'barrack' is the place soldiers are accomodated

Now its 'Barak' who continues the war.

There is Hebrew word 'Baraq' that means 'lightning

Salaam

Aton said...

Barack Hussein Obama - 1 term collectivist gasbag.

Anonymous said...

juan cole is a fool

Bruno's Burning Anus said...

Whatever you say about Obama, Aton, give him some credit for acknowledging that the Operation Iraqi Freedom has succeeded, even though he opposed it.

President Obama told graduating cadets at the West Point military academy’s commencement ceremony Saturday morning that America’s strength abroad begins at home – and that the future military leaders’ service in the name of America’s security abroad must be matched by a revitalized US economy.

Mr. Obama called the US engagement in Iraq a “success,” and he said he has no doubts that the graduates before him would someday be able to say the same of the US campaign in Afghanistan.

“This is what success looks like,” he said, noting that departing US combat troops will leave behind a “democratic” and “sovereign” Iraq that is “no haven” for the kind of violent extremists that attacked the US on Sept. 11, 2001.

President Bush was criticized and lampooned for his frequent insistence that the Iraq war was delivering a “democratic” Iraq the US could work with instead of worry about. But recently even some critics have begun to acknowledge the positive results of a long and costly war.

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2010/0522/Obama-to-West-Point-grads-Success-in-Iraq-progress-in-Afghanistan

Dolly said...

Obama is prez, he has to say positive stuff. The government of Zimbabwe also maintains that things are going swell.
Meanwhile here is another success story from the heaven on earth Iraq:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-10675723

Bruno said...

Hey hey, I see my fan club is still around. Here's something to cheer them up:

"The US leadership is clearly divided on the merits of staying in Afghanistan, but cannot work out how to withdraw without too great a loss of face. It reached the same conclusion over Iraq, but there the situation was easier. The anti-US insurgents came from the Sunni community – which made up only 20 per cent of Iraqis – who were under intense pressure from the Shia government, the armed forces, militias and death squads. The insurgency in Afghanistan is drawn from the Pashtun community, 42 per cent of the population, and so far shows no sign of splitting. With Iraq, it was enough that US voters got the impression they had won."

http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/patrick-cockburn-unlike-iraq-dressing-retreat-up-as-success-will-be-difficult-2029420.html

Bruno said...

I see the asshole wrote:

"President Bush was criticized and lampooned for his frequent insistence that the Iraq war was delivering a “democratic” Iraq the US could work with instead of worry about. But recently even some critics have begun to acknowledge the positive results of a long and costly war."

LOL!

Here are the positive results:

Iraq Ignores Iran Sanctions and Boosts Illegal Oil Smuggle

Even as the United States imposes new sanctions on Iran, one of the biggest gaps in the US strategy is on full display here in Iraq.Fuel tankers loaded with oil from Iraqi Kurdistan wait near the Iranian border to illegally export fuel in Penjwin, Iraq. Hundreds of millions of dollars in crude oil and refined products are being smuggled over the scenic mountains of Iraqi Kurdistan every year."

http://www.onlydemocracy4iran.com/2010/07/09/iraq-ignores-iran-sanctions-and-boosts-illegal-oil-smuggle/

Daaaamn! So that's a "positive result" for y'all merkins? LOL! :D

Anonymous said...

the iraqi resistance just liquidated almost 60 terrorst collaborators. the resistance will never die, but the occuation will end and the traitors will all be killed or flee the country. that is the inevitable outcome.

Aton said...

"Bargain Prices for 'Zionist' Clothes in New Gaza Luxury Mall"

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/138671