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Despite it looking as if so many Muslims have no sense of humour, especially with the latest events, here's a nice little piece on the subject from The Economist.

http://www.economist.com/node/21540233
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Strange that the article was printed 10 months ago! I did snigger at this comment from one reader;

"I don't understand why the author of this is saying Muslims don't have a sense of humor. The Prophet Muhammad himself made jokes, which shows that his followers should also have a sense of humor and not be solely about being die-hard followers."

Personally, I would love to read the Prophet's Joke Book. Must be one of the shortest books on the shelf.
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Islam and comedy in one sentence...hmmm....well, unless it is about the EVIL West....and even then
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Originally Posted by Alexa View Post
Islam and comedy in one sentence...hmmm....well, unless it is about the EVIL West....and even then
Yes, I know. All that heinous freedom of speech and freedom of doing ( mostly...) what you want...
Drink up! for tomorrow you are going to Hell
But Alas! Some of you are in Dohell...
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Personally, I would love to read the Prophet's Joke Book. Must be one of the shortest books on the shelf.
Convert, or I kill you. Iz funny, non?

By the way, I got to ask; why does Islam stipulate that men must show their ankles?

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Originally Posted by Boomhauer View Post
Convert, or I kill you. Iz funny, non?

By the way, I got to ask; why does Islam stipulate that men must show their ankles?
Dunno. I think it's a hairshirt kind of thing....
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Originally Posted by OleJanx View Post
Yes, I know. All that heinous freedom of speech and freedom of doing ( mostly...) what you want...
Drink up! for tomorrow you are going to Hell
But Alas! Some of you are in Dohell...
Darn you...you just have to rub it in do you??????
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Convert, or I kill you. Iz funny, non?

By the way, I got to ask; why does Islam stipulate that men must show their ankles?
To put women off of being tempted?
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Originally Posted by Alexa View Post
Darn you...you just have to rub it in do you??????
I had a ten year sentence in Dohell. It affected me so much that I holidayed there earlier this year! ( Yes, I know, I know....)
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I had a ten year sentence in Dohell. It affected me so much that I holidayed there earlier this year! ( Yes, I know, I know....)
ok, that's it...you are done, finished , kaputt. Holidays in Dohell...scary. Very scary!
Unless you live in worse of a hell than Dohell and Dohell is close...then there may be a little sliver of hope for you.
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Originally Posted by Alexa View Post
ok, that's it...you are done, finished , kaputt. Holidays in Dohell...scary. Very scary!
Unless you live in worse of a hell than Dohell and Dohell is close...then there may be a little sliver of hope for you.
Next stop Riyadh....
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There is (was?) a guy in Bahrain called Nader Shaheen (he worked for one of the banks) who did stand-up, after-dinner speaking, etc. He performed at the Edinburgh Fringe a couple of times - his routine was basically an appeal for religious tolerance etc, but spoken in a comedy context. He wore a thobe on stage etc etc.

And what about that Omid Djalili (sp?) - he's quite funny when the mood takes him.
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There is (was?) a guy in Bahrain called Nader Shaheen (he worked for one of the banks) who did stand-up, after-dinner speaking, etc. He performed at the Edinburgh Fringe a couple of times - his routine was basically an appeal for religious tolerance etc, but spoken in a comedy context. He wore a thobe on stage etc etc.

And what about that Omid Djalili (sp?) - he's quite funny when the mood takes him.

Omid Djalili isn't a Muslim.

He's a follower of the Baha'i faith. Info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bah%C3%A1%27%C3%AD_Faith
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