Misplaced idolism

rediff is carrying a bizarre story about a village in Kerala(link courtesy K-boy):

Most of the voters in the village known as Saddam Beach in Kerala’s Muslim majority Malappuram district say the jailed Hussein — who turns 69 on Friday — is their hero and they will vote for the candidate who speaks against America and in support of Saddam.

Saddam a hero in Kerala village

The village is now known as Saddam Beach.

This doesn’t come as a surprise, especially when you see OBL treated as a hero during the Bihar election campaign.

[tags]Kerala, Malappuram, Saddam[/tags]