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Saturday, March 5, 2011


A man living in Khor Fakkan, UAE is seeking a name change. When his father named him a year after the Libyan revolution, the name, Muammar Gaddafi was a source of pride among the Arab population. Nowadays, not so much. The Sudanese man is named Muammar Al Gaddafi in honor of the Libyan ruler and is horrified to be associated with the actions of the crazy man in charge of Libya. He is undergoing the lengthy process of changing his name.

The article goes on to mention that when Muammar (not the nutty guy ordering the army to shoot protesters; the other one) was studying in Libya for a short time, teachers would never punish him for misbehaving. Now things have changed. It seems that the Libyan leader has ruined the name Muammar Gaddafi in the manner that Adlof Hitler ruined his.

On a side note, here is a wonderful quiz to test your knowledge of Muammar Gaddafi. There are ten quotes and you have to say if the speaker is Muammar Gaddafi (the one pictured above) or Charlie Sheen. I got 7 out of 10. See if you can beat my score. I you get all 10 on the first try congratulations on your crazy person knowledge.

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