Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Not funny

Not really a joke but dealing with Islam And Humour.

Comedian and writer Ben Elton has said the BBC is too "scared" to broadcast jokes about Muslims for fear of provoking radical Islamists.
Elton, in an interview with Christian magazine Third Way, added that the broadcaster would "let vicar gags pass but would not let imam gags pass".
He said fear rather than "moral sensibilities" fuelled decisions about what material was appropriate.
A BBC spokeswoman said: "No subject is off limits for BBC comedy."

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

sleepy head

A man sleepy from working all night is sitting through the Friday Khutba, finding it long and boring. Still feeling tired, he finally nods off.
The Khatib has been watching him all along, noticing his dozing off and is disgusted. Nearing the end of the Khutba, the Khatib decides to make an example of him. He says to the congregation, "All those wishing to have a place in heaven, please stand." The whole room stands up except, of course, the sleeping man.
Then the khatib says even more loudly, "And he who would like to find a place in hell please STAND UP!" The weary man catching only the last part groggily stands up, only to find that he's the only one standing.
Confused and embarrassed he says to the khatib, "I don't know what we're voting on here, brother , but it sure seems like you and me are the only ones standing for it!"