We just received this email from a Dutch reader:
Dear Baron and Dymphna,
My son came home from school today. I asked him how he had done.
“Well,” he said, “I have had four tests today. I got 10 for German, 8 for French, 8 for History, and 6 for Religion.”
I asked him why he had done so badly in Religion.
“Well, the teacher asked us to name four things that made Islam different from other religions, and I wrote down:
1. They hate pigs. 2. They hate dogs. 3. They refer to anybody who is not a Muslim as an infidel. 4. They blow themselves up for virgins.
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“The teacher called me out, and said that he was going to give me a 2. I told him that he couldn’t do that, as I was right; it was in the Koran.”
They compromised on a 6.
It took me a while to stop laughing.