Thursday, May 04, 2006

fight against racism

I received a forwarded joke from a chinese friend of mine. Though it is just a joke, I don't find it funny, literary. This is how the joke goes:

A man was taking a walk in Central park in New York. Suddenly he saw a little girl being attacked by a pit bull dog. He ran over and started fighting with the dog. He succeded in killing the dog and saved the girl's life.

A policeman who was watching the scene walked over and said: "You are a hero, tomorrow you can read it in all the newspapers: "Brave New Yorker saves the life of little girl" The man said: - "But I am not a New Yorker!"

"Oh then it will say in newspapers in the morning: 'Brave American saves life of little girl'"the policeman answered. "But I am not an American!" - said the man. "Oh, what are you then?" The man answered: - "I am a
Pakistani! "The next day the newspapers wrote: "Islamic extremist kills innocent American dog."


To some it may seem like no big deal. But as a Muslim myself, it seems insulting. How would you feel if you were labeled as an extremist.

Freedom of speech is not a license or a permit to insult other religions and races. It's totally fine to joke around.

But let the joke be laughable by everyone.

4 comments:

HitokiriBattousai said...

WOW, nothin much to say bout it. the joke is totally lame.

dancing monkey babe said...

hey, i totally agree on fighting against racism. i wouldn't survive in my school if i was a racist. and all the teachers in my school are rasicts. maily b'coz all the chinese in Sepang is getting extinct..

Faridah said...

aaah..giteh?

Frankly speaking (or rather Frankenstein speaking), I don't give it a damn.It only shows ignorance and prejudice on their part but do we want to be dragged into that kinda argument or level? I think I'd rather prepare for my PMR cos' racists will be there for ever and so will bull dogs. :)))

Sophia Liz said...

I totally agree with you! Racism HAS too stop! I don't get what's wrong with these people!