Monday, June 6, 2011

No Jokes In (or About) Islam

From U.K. comedy site Chortle:
Muslim groups are urging a widespread protest at the BBC over a Have I Got News For You joke they say was Islamophobic.
On Friday’s edition, host Sharon Horgan said: ‘The Independent described the Dostoevsky metro station… as the Mecca for suicides. Not to be confused with the Mecca of suicide bombers – which is Mecca.’
The joke received a slightly uncomfortable reaction from the studio audience, and is now set to lead to a torrent of complaints to the BBC...
Right, because everyone knows the Mecca of suicide bombers is actually Riyadh. ;)

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