Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/25/2010

Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/25/2010New Zealand’s Building Minister, Mr. Maurice Williamson, got himself into a bit of hot water by telling a couple of politically incorrect jokes referring to Islam. New Zealand’s Federation of Islamic Associations has written a letter to the prime minister demanding an apology from Mr. Williamson.

The news story posted below does not include the jokes themselves, but I was fortunately able to obtain them through samizdat channels:

1.   “What is the difference between Muslims and Kiwis? Muslims get to commit adultery and get stoned, Kiwis get stoned and commit adultery!”
2.   Mr. Williamson also quipped about the weather being “Shi’ite in the morning and Sunni in the afternoon.”

In other news, Senator John Kerry said that the reasons the Democrats are having so much trouble against the Republicans in this fall’s election is that the voters are stupid and have short attention spans. OK, so he didn’t use those exact words — but read it; you’ll see that’s essentially what he said. That can’t help but improve his party’s chances at the polls.

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Thanks to C. Cantoni, DF, ESW, Gaia, GB, JD, Kitman, Nilk, Reinhard, RRW, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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5 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/25/2010

  1. You probably need to be a kiwi expert to understand the joke.
    BTW I receive the general bloger icon (B) instead of your one as it was before.
    Also the comments window cannot be expanded, as before.

  2. Good grief. Whether the weather is Sunni or Shite, or a turn of words on stoning vs. stoned will keep the Muslim rage boy from rioting is what needs to be acknowledged.

    Fart in the wrong direction or show Mohammad looking at himself in the mirror sceaming “Blasphemer!”, eventually, someone Islamic will get offended, and most likely a PC Leftist will dhimmi themselves to suppress it to prevent the very violence Islam practices to get their way on every-and-anything they want.

    This is just a practice of fitna for in Islam there is not fun and therefore no sense of humour. At least on the Sunni side of the street.

  3. Don’t understand all the fuss. As noted in our expat blog Ross’s Right Angle, “The guy was not saying that all Muslims go around stoning people, any more than he was saying that all his own compatriots are perpetually engaged in infidelity or binge-drinking. It was a joke, for God’s sake. Laugh. Or is that asking too much these days? “

  4. I am definitely not a Kiwi expert, but I thought it was very funny!

    Question is: are they offended because it is about sex, or because it insinuates that NZs might take drugs/drink alcohol?

    (don’t all shout at once, I know they are really offended because they are muslims and that’s what muslims do).

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