Monday, March 26, 2012

New York Muslims Like to Have Fun

A reader and commenter from upstate New York often sends us things he’s written to others. He has a mailing list – or perhaps several, since he deals with a number of topics. For example, I don’t read his math emails; they would be wasted on me but the Baron gets them. To each his own...

However this epistle came in the other day and I enjoyed it so much I asked his permission to share with our readers. [It would've been up earlier had we not experienced our second DSL disconnect. Looks like we're going to have to resurrect our old dial-up workaround.]

To say that MS has a deadpan sense of humor is putting it mildly.

Enjoy, including the joke at the end…

Dear Western New York Muslims,

Here is something that will fit right in with your mission statement “To share with the American Public about the diverse and religious traditions and customs of Muslims so as to overcome stereotypes and prejudices within the Western New York Region and beyond.”

One stereotype to overcome is the idea that Muslims have no sense of humor. This prejudice that sees Muslims as blowhard killjoys probably stems from thirty years ago, when the Grand Mullah of Iran (known as the Ayatollah Khomeini; ever heard of him?) said “Allah did not create man so that he could have fun. The aim of creation was for mankind to be put to the test through hardship and prayer. An Islamic regime must be serious in every field. There are no jokes in Islam. There is no humor in Islam. There is no fun in Islam. There can be no fun and joy in whatever is serious.”

“No humor in Islam”, huh? Well, fun-loving Muslims are doing their best to prove this Shiite sourpuss wrong.

Just take a look at

This is a “Dear Abby” website maintained by Muslims (probably Sunni) with a very “dry” sense of humor. Most non-Muslims who stumble upon this website, lacking the background to appreciate the subtle wit, will think it is for real, and will merely puzzle over it. But we Muslims who are in the know will appreciate its inside-joke clerical mimicry, with references that will go over the head of those who do not know the relevant hadiths...

Actually, some Islam-savvy non-Muslims really do appreciate the very subtle, dry humor of . See Irrational Islam.

Have fun exploring.

— MS

P.S. Oh, speaking of Islamic humor, here’s a riddle (from the set-up, you can probably guess what the punch-line is going to be):

“What did the Hawaiian jihadi say when he pressed the button on his suicide vest?”

“Aloha Akhbar!”

Don’t look at that punch line too long. I learned the hard way that it’s like one of those old TV commercials - a brain-sticker which you'll find difficult to erase.


Juniper in the Desert said...

You took the words right out of the Hawaiian jihadist in the WH's -

Dane said...

Good find.
That's what happens, when humans aren't allowed to think for themselves.
The Q & A's on, I think, can be useful in planning a strategy to get Muslims to move back to their part of the world. Sooner rather than later :-)

Anonymous said...

An interesting admission in the Islam-Q&A site referenced in this article.

In response to a question about Muslims eating Kosher (Jewish) food the respondent said...

These laws forbid the Jew to eat ..... This prohibition applies only to “the land of Israel” i.e., Palestine.

So, Palestine IS Jewish!

Jewel said...

I posted the joke at my website, and the response I got was one of shock, offense, calling me a racist, blah blah, blah and so I wrote back:
If you are a Hawaiian suicide bomber and you found this offensive, well, I'm sorry you're a Hawaiian suicide bomber.

Dymphna said...


Who's hanging at your site, for heaven's sake. A buncha lefties, or just ppl with those brain flukes who can no longer laugh?

Seriously - I hope you gave them whatfor.

Anonymous said...

What did the jehadi instructor say to his class?

"Now watch me carefully because I'm only going to do this once"

Dymphna said...

@ anon--

Aren't you glad we began allowing for the moderation of comments so ppl could go anonymous. You'd feel unsafe no doubt if you put that out under your own name.

I don't blame you. Even the existence of this post will be prima facie (fece) evidence of our phobe outlook when Mrs. Clinton gets off her broom and begins using it to clean house for the OIC.

When the Augean stables are cleansed will Blogger be forced to do away with the anon category? I hope not...but given the mentality of the oligarchy, it doesn't bode well.

Have your computer professionally cleaned of cookies just to be on the safe side. Can't be too careful, y'all...