Of course like father like son brings new meaning when it comes to crazy dictators. Kim Jong-il of North Korea had a flower named in his honour but his father beat him to it. The purple Kimilsungia was named for Kim Il-sung by the autocratic first president of Indonesia, Sukarno.
Not another crazy quote from Islam Karimov, but rather from his daughter, Gulnara Islomovna Karimova, who is a businesswoman, fashion designer, singer and diplomat. It should be noted that she certainly has made great strides in furthering her father’s cause; she was Permanent Representative of the Republic of Uzbekistan to the United Nations Office in Geneva and is now Ambassador of the Republic of Uzbekistan to the Kingdom of Spain. She recently had the following to say about her good looks:
But my face and my image — the things that I carry with me — that’s given to me by God. I’m grateful to God that he gave me my height, my face, my features.