The following was said to have been written by a dentist in Australia and is
well worth taking the time to read in its entirety:
"You probably missed it in the rush of news last week, but there was actually
a report that someone in Pakistan had published in a newspaper an offer of a reward
to anyone who killed an American, any American. So I just thought I would write
to let them know what an American is, so they would know when they found one.
An American is English, or French, or Italian, Irish, German, Spanish, Polish,
Russian or Greek. An American may also be Canadian, Mexican, African, Indian,
Chinese, Japanese, Australian, Iranian, Asian, or Arab, or Pakistani, or Afghan.
An American may also be a Cherokee, Osage, Blackfoot, Navaho, Apache, or one of
the many other tribes known as native Americans.
An American is Christian, or he could be Jewish, or Buddhist, or Muslim. In
fact, there are more Muslims in America than in Afghanistan. The only difference
is that in America they are free to worship as each of them chooses. An American
is also free to believe in no religion. For that he will answer only to God, not
to the government, or to armed thugs claiming to speak for the government and
An American is from the most prosperous land in the history of the world. The
root of that prosperity can be found in the Declaration of Independence, which
recognizes the God-given right of each man and woman to the pursuit of happiness.
An American is generous. Americans have helped out just about every other nation
in the world in their time of need. When Afghanistan was overrun by the Soviet
army 20 years ago, Americans came with arms and supplies to enable the people
to win back their country. As of the morning of September 11th, Americans had
given more than any other nation to the poor in Afghanistan.
Americans welcome the best, the best products, the best books, the best music,
the best food, the best athletes. But they also welcome the least. The national
symbol of America, The Statue of Liberty, welcomes your tired and your poor, the
wretched refuse of your teeming shores, the homeless, tempest tossed. These, in
fact, are the people who built America. Some of them were working in the Twin
Towers the morning of September 11th, earning a better life for their families.
I've been told that the World Trade Center victims were from at least 30 other
countries, cultures, and first languages, including those that aided and abetted
So you can try to kill an American if you must. Hitler did. So did General
Tojo, and Stalin, and Mao Tse-Tung, and every blood-thirsty tyrant in the history
of the world. But, in doing so, you would just be killing yourself. Because Americans
are not a particular people from a particular place. They are the embodiment of
the human spirit of freedom. Everyone who holds to that spirit, everywhere, is
Pass this around the world.
Merry Christmas Osama
Twas the night before Ramadan
As Osama, the louse
Was plotting with Omar;
His soon-to-be spouse.
The Taliban were nestled,
All snug in their caves
And they dreamt of young virgins
Who would soon be their slaves.
Out in the desert,
There arose such a clatter
They crept from their caves
To see what was the matter.
Not far in the distance
There came a strange sound.
Lo and behold;
They saw a mushroom-shaped cloud.
Before Osama evaporated
He knew it was true:
His ass had been kicked
By the Red, White, and Blue
A Muslim view of Britain
The following is a verbatim quote of the opening paragraphs of a (serious)
article on the effect that Salman Rushdie's book "The Satanic Verses"
is having on Britain's Muslim community. The article is by Jack O'Sullivan,
and appeared in The Independent, a UK "quality" national newspaper,
on 5 Jan 1990.
A joke going around Bradford concerns two Muslims chatting in a halal shop.
The first says he has decided to take the Government's advice to integrate
and be like the British. "Oh yes," replies his friend. "And
how will you do that?"
"I'm going to take my secretary to Paris for a dirty weekend," the
first man says.
"But you don't have a secretary," the friend points out.
"That doesn't matter," says the first. "I'll take my wife and
say she's my secretary."
Between moments of dispensing wisdom, it seems that historical religious
leaders had also learned software programming.
One day, a great contest was held to test their skills.
After days and days of fierce competition, only two leaders remained for
the last day's event: Jesus and Mohammed.
The judge described the software application required for the final test,
and gave the signal to start writing code.
The two contestants feverishly typed away on their keyboards. Routines, classes,
applets and applications flew by on their screens at incredible speeds. Windows,
dialogs, and other intricate graphics began forming on their monitors.
The clock showed that the contest would soon be finished.
Suddenly, a bolt of lightening flashed and the power went out. After a moment
it came back on -- just in time for the clock to announce that at last the
competition was over.
The judge asked the two contestants to reveal their finished software.
Mohammed angrily said that he'd lost it all in the power outage.
The judge turned to the other competitor.
Jesus smiled, clicked a mouse and a dazzling application appeared on his screen.
After just a few moments, the judge was clearly impressed and declared Jesus
When asked why the decision was made, the judge pointed out the unique characteristic
that set the winner apart from all the other leaders:
Peace Between Us
Two Arabs boarded a shuttle out of Washington for New York. One sat in the
window seat, the other in the middle seat. Just before take off a fat little
Israeli guy got on and tookthe aisle seat next to the Arabs. He kicked off
his shoes, wiggled his toes and was settling in when the Arab in the window
seat said, "I think I'll go up and get a coke.""No problem,"
said the Israeli. "I'll get it for you."
While he was gone, the Arab picked up the Israeli's shoe and spat in it.When
the Israeli returned with the coke, the other Arab said, "That looks
good. I think I'll have one too." Again, the Israeli obligingly went
to fetch it, and while he was gone the other Arab picked up the other shoe
and spat in it.
The Israeli returned with the coke, and they all sat back and enjoyed the
short flight to New York.As the plane was landing the Israeli slipped his
feet into his shoes and knew immediately what had happened."How long
must this go on?" he asked. "This enmity between our peoples.....
this hatred... this animosity... this spitting in shoes and peeing in cokes?"
What will happen if Manila is attacked?
Well ... if that happens, there can be no comparison. That's because in Manila,
we are much better prepared for these kind of attacks.
We do not have tall buildings. The only large structure that can be seen
from above is the Marcos monument in Ilocos and terrorists are welcome to
We all get on the job late in the morning specially government employees,
so at 8:45 there won't be sufficient people to kill (well, not even at 10
Fire fighters and police officers will do their utmost not to get to the
spot in time. They will reach there just when everything is over, so there
will be no casualties among them.
The national airline would surely have fouled up the terrorists plans by being
delayed again or crash before even getting to the target due to mechanical
You see... in Manila we are well prepared!
ALLAH, BRING TWO COKES
This Muslim dies and goes to heaven.
When he gets there St. Peter meets him at the gate and says, "Welcome
to heaven my son, please enter."
The Muslim says "oh no no, I can not enter without seeing Allah."
St. Peter says "oh...Allah, he is upstairs."
Muslim: "of course, Allah is upstairs."
He climbs upstairs and meets Jesus Jesus says "welcome to heaven my child,
The Muslim says "Oh no no, I can not enter without seeing Allah."
Jesus says "but of course...Allah is upstairs, top floor."
The Muslim smiles and thinks to himself "of course, Allah is on the top
At the final gate he meets the all mighty Lord himself who says "welcome
to heaven my child, please enter."
Of course the Muslim says he can not enter without meeting Allah, to which
the Lord replies.
"But of course...Allah is here. But he is busy right now, why don't you
have a seat and wait for him."
The Muslim is so excited that his Allah is so important, after all he thought
is was so.
The Lord says to the Muslim "why you must be parched, would you like
Muslim "yes I would like a drink."
Lord "would you like a coke?"
Muslim "yes it sounds good."
Lord "fine, I think I'll join you" with that the Lord snaps his
fingers and says
"Allah, bring two cokes."
CHICAGO (AP) - The war on terrorism took a strange and sad turn Friday as
airline officials at O'Hare International Airport refused to let a 73-year-old
grandmother board her plane as she had in her possession two, six-inch knitting
needles. Apparently authorities were worried that she may knit an Afghan.
Know Your History
It was the first day of school in Marietta, Georgia, and a new student named
Suzuki, the son of a Japanese businessman, entered the fourth grade.
The teacher said, "Let's begin by reviewing some American history. Who
said 'Give me Liberty, or give me Death?'"
She saw a sea of blank faces, except for Suzuki, who had his hand up. "Patrick
Henry, 1775," he said.
"Very good! Who said 'Government of the people, by the people, for the
people, shall not perish from the earth'"? Again, no response except
from Suzuki. "Abraham Lincoln, 1863.", said Suzuki.
The teacher snapped at the class, "Class, you should be ashamed. Suzuki,
who is new to our country, knows more about its history than you do."
he heard a loud whisper: "... the Japs."
"Who said that?" she demanded. Suzuki put his hand up. "Lee
Iacocca, 1982." At that point, a student in the back said, "I'm
The teacher glares and asks "All right! Now, who said that?" Again,
Suzuki says, "George Bush to the Japanese Prime Minister, 1991."
Now furious, another student yells, "Oh yeah? Suck this!" Suzuki
jumps out of his chair waving his hand and shouts to the teacher: "Bill
Clinton, to Monica Lewinsky, 1997!"
Now with almost a mob hysteria someone said, "You little sh*t! If you
say anything else, I'll kill you." Suzuki frantically yells at the top
of his voice, "Gary Condit to Chandra Levy 2001."
The teacher fainted. And as the class gathered around the teacher on the floor,
someone said, "Oh sh*t, we're f*cked!"
Suzuki said, "The Taliban! 2001"
An Arab diplomat visiting the US for the first time was being wined and dined
by the State Department. The Grand Emir was unused to the salt in American
foods (french fries, cheeses, salami, anchovies etc.) and was constantly sending
his man-servant Abdul to fetch him a glass of water.
Time and again, Abdul would scamper off and return with a glass of water,
but then came the time when he returned empty-handed. "Abdul, you son
of an ugly camel, where is my water??" demanded the Grand Emir.
"A thousand pardons, O Illustrious One," stammered the wretched
Abdul, "white man sit on well."
Latest news reports that a cell of 4 terrorists have been operating as City
of Dallas employees. The Dallas Chief of Police advised today that 3 out of
the 4 had been detained.
Chief Bolton stated that the terrorists Bin Sleepin, Bin Drinkin, and Bin
Fightin have been arrested on charges of fraudulently obtaining Lone Star
cards. Greenville police advise further that they can find no one fitting
the description of the fourth cell member, Bin Workin, in the city offices.
Police are confident that anyone who looks like Bin Workin will be very easy
to spot in city offices or job sites.
Gift Ideas That Will Help The Afghan Economy
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TOP TEN SIGNS YOUR NEIGHBOR IS HIDING MULLAH OMAR
10. In his garage are a 1997 Mazda Protege and a camel.
9. His last name is Schmidt -- the mailbox reads "Schmidt/Omar."
8. You turn on CNN and see your house in green night vision.
7. Has bumper sticker "Al Qaeda members do it in caves."
6. The place reeks of goat.
5. Comes over and asks to borrow a cup of sand.
4. Driveway sign reads "Don't even think about parking here" in
3. Claims the bearded, turbaned guy you saw is a Swedish exchange student.
2. He declared a Jihad against crabgrass.
1. His kitty is wearing a burqa
("Late Show With David Letterman")
A day in the life of Osama bin Laden
David Letterman presented an hour-by-hour account of a day in the life of
Osama bin Laden:
7:00 am: "He wakes up and asks his assistant, 'Am I still alive?'"
8:00 am: "Has a nutritious breakfast of sand and dirt."
10:30 am: "He takes his camel in for a tune-up at Mazar-e-Sharif Amoco."
11:30 am: "Has trouble opening a jar of peanut butter; declares jihad
1:00 pm: "Tae-Bo."
1:30 pm: "Records a video demanding America surrender or else he'll make
another video demanding America surrender."
2:30 pm: "He's a celebrity judge at a wet burqa contest."
3:00 pm: "Picks Mullah Omar's name in this year's Secret Santa drawing."
4:00 pm: "Turns on CNN to closely study the moves of his opponents. Gets
bored, switches to Oprah."
5:00 pm: "Gets scolded for not taking out the trash by wives 3, 8, and
9:00 pm: "Plots strategy for upcoming week: cower underground like a
12:00 am: "Kiss family goodnight. Kiss ass goodbye" ("Late
Show," CBS, 12/11).
Blackout in lower Manhattan
Con Edison reported that the blackout in the lower Manhattan facility on
Saturday, July 20, 2002, had been caused by a squirrel that got into a transformer
cutting off power to 63,500 customers for more than seven hours.
There has been a report that the squirrel in question was, in fact, recruited
by Osama bin Laden and has been elevated to Martyr status.
Con Edison will begin retaliatory tree strikes at 15:00 EST Monday, July
One at a time O believers
A lady complained to Sheikh Muhammad, "O Sheikh, because I am not beautiful,
no man have desire in me!"
Sheikh Muhammad replied, "Do not worry, in al-jannah (Islamic paradise)
you will have one hundred husbands."
So to speed up her way to Al-jannah she climbed up a high building and threw
herself down. She fell on top of a passing truck loaded with bananas and fainted.
When she began to come to herself -- but still drowsy -- she reached out
her hands and felt the bananas around. She spread her legs and moaned, "One
at a time O believers!"
Sharon sits down with Arafat...
Sharon sits down with Arafat at the beginning of negotiations regarding the
resolution of the conflict. Sharon requests that he be allowed to begin with
Arafat replies, "Of course."
Sharon begins his story: "Years before the Israelites came to the Promised
Land and settled here, Moses led them for 40 years through the desert. The
Israelites began complaining that they were thirsty and, lo and behold, a
miracle occurred and a stream appeared before them. They drank their fill
and then decided to take advantage of the stream to do some bathing -- including
Moses. When Moses came out of the water, he found that all his clothing was
"Who took my clothes?" Moses asked those around him.
"It was the Palestinians," replied the Israelites--"
"Wait a minute," objected Arafat immediately, "there were no
Palestinians during the time of Moses!"
"All right," replies Sharon, "Now that we've got that settled,
let's begin our negotiations."
THE ULTIMATE RESPONSE TO A DEAR JOHN LETTER
An Army Ranger was deployed to Afghanistan. While he was stationed there
he received a letter from his girlfriend. In the letter she wrote that she
had slept with two guys while he had been gone, she wanted to break up and
requested that he send back her picture.
The soldier did what any squared away soldier would do. He went around to
all his buddies and collected all the unwanted photographs of women. He then
mailed about twenty five of the pictures to his girlfriend with the following
note: "I'm sorry I can't remember which one you are, but please take
the one that belongs to you and send the rest back."