Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Huge demand for Saddam photos by PalArabs

From "Palestine News Network:"
In a show of solidarity with the executed Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, hundreds of Palestinian homes have put his picture on their walls. Many already had them as Hussein was considered a hero to many, seen as one of the few world leaders who would stand up to the United States. He was also generous morally and financially to Palestinians in general.

Photography studios in the northern West Bank's Nablus are reporting dozens of young men coming in asking for copies of existing images of Hussein in different sizes to frame for their homes.

At the Cairo Studio in central Nablus City some customers are bringing in small pictures of the late Iraqi President asking for them to be enlarged for display.

With tens more copies distributed in meetings, it is still not enough. The Nawwas Restaurant in eastern Nablus' Balata Refugee Camp, the photo of large-scale wooden image of Hussein is being photographed, and those photos are being enlarged.

Dozens of young men have asked for the traditional Palestinian embroideries to be done in the image of Hussein. This is what happened with the passing of the late President Yasser Arafat and the assassinated Hamas founder Sheikh Ahmed Yassin.

As we've mentioned before, you can tell a lot about a society by looking at who they consider heroes.