“Shut up you monkey. Curse be upon your mustache, you traitor.”
those were just some of the comments thrown around at the islamic nations summit a few days ago. the same day, i saw what i thought was some hilarious footage on the bbc of saddam hussein in a meeting with a roomful of his military leaders. everyone, and i mean everyone, in that room of at least fifty men was sporting a saddam-style moustache. it could have easily been a scene from south park. could you imagine if the hitler moustache would’ve been mimicked among the germans during wwII? they would have laughed the allies to death.
both of these events are sort of explained in this article, though i’d go with “saddam’s suspicion of nonconformists” as probably being the main reason for this trend.