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.


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...


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!