Posted by Karol at 12:54 AM
Nice “allies” you have!
I take you have seen the Borat sketches on Ali G then ?
Awww… see?? Peace loving Islam in action again. I feel all warm and fuzzy. At least they smile while they say it. Jeez.
Would you shake hands with a Muslim Ari ?
It doesn’t seem that I’d have the opportunity to find out. Y’know, being filthy Jewish swine and all.
But as a general rule, I do try to keep blood off of them so… assume away.
I would shake hands with a Muslim, Urbane. What’s your point?
Ok, I gotta ask: How many interviews were done and what percentage of the total number of interviews do these obviously inflammatory responses constitute?
Sometimes posting isn’t too good a medium – wasn’t sure whether to take Ari’s post as vitriolic or not. And I guess the reference to Islam as whole instead of the fanatics who came out with the comments made me wonder. It brings it down to their level if you believe all Muslims to be bad (as the fanatics evidently do about Jews). I apologise for the pedantry regarding language.
Not assuming anything Ari – which is why I asked.
I had the exact same reaction. Like the audience participation in “Throw the Jew Down the Well”, I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.
Shawn’s point is interesting, though:
* How much did Saudi TV cull the harshest responses?
* How much filtering did MEMRI do on top of that?
I mean, if I went around the rural US asking “Would you shake hands with a Muslim?” and how they’d explain what one is to their kids, I bet you could put together some disturbing responses.
I was being totally sarcastic.
Besides, would their arms reach all the way down the well? Again… sarcasm
A Culture of Pathological Jew Hatred
Granted, it’s excerpts from a news program (and all television programs are edited to begin with), but wow. Like Karol,…
…and I was being a bit slow on the uptake.
When the Borat clip was first shown in the UK, I trawled the net looking for U.S. reaction. Google eventually led to your site Joe. Wonder what was going through Sacha Cohen’s head when the crowd started responding.