24 July 2012

Reality check #1

Following the post about Peter Beinart, here's something to wash out Beinart's beautiful, dangerous, harmful words.

Some reality.

From the egyptian TV (via MEMRI), a candid-camera comedy show that can safely be labeled a hit (literally): egyptian actors being told, in the middle of an interview, that they are on israeli television. Notice the first actor waiting to return to live broadcasting before taking action, to be able to prove his anti-zionist credentials to his fellow Egyptians.

Via Harry's Place.


KatieNorcross said...

The smart comedian would have gone along with the joke. He would have joked about his "Israeli" fans and want to go to Israel to meet them.

Instead we see a typical Muslim with the mentality of a goat, abusing women, acting big and brave and showing how he hates a people he has never met.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

All true, aside from (unintended, I'm sure) insult of goats.

Dick Stanley said...

I don't think I'd want to be a Muslim comedian, under the best of circumstances. Do Muslims even have a sense of humor?

SnoopyTheGoon said...

They definitely do. Just read some Tehran communications about the "arrogant Western powers".