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Archive for 'Comedy'

Imam Shakeel Begg Vs the BBC – STATEMENT OF THE TRUSTEES

This is a cross-post from the Lewisham Islamic Centre
(October 29th, 2016)
Following Mr Justice Haddon-Cave’s judgement against Imam Shakeel Begg in his libel suit against the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), we the Trustees of The Lewisham Islamic Centre (LIC) confirm our unequivocal and unwavering continued support of our Head Imam. We reassert that Imam Begg is [...]

John “Joker” McDonnell

Another day, another reminder of what John McDonnell is really like. This time these remarks in 2013 are in the news.
Yes, Labour’s shadow chancellor did welcome the financial crisis. Yes, he did tell supporters that he’d “been waiting for this for a generation”. But don’t take it the wrong way. It was just a [...]

“Celebrating” April Fools Day in Aleppo, Syria

Fun April Fools' Day signs from Aleppo city today pic.twitter.com/0K0F0V8zIc
— Elizabeth Tsurkov (@Elizrael) April 1, 2016

Also, take a few minutes to listen to this interview with French journalist Nicolas Henin, who was held prisoner by the Islamic State for almost a year: particularly his view on the role of the Syrian regime in the rise [...]

Bill Maher on Trump and the self-esteem movement

I don’t know how much this explains the rise of Donald Trump (probably not that much), but it’s very funny.

Update: Here’s more good stuff from Maher earlier this month, mocking infighting between Clinton and Sanders supporters and nitpicking Internet Social Justice Warriors in general.

RIP Bob Elliott

Bob Elliott, who with his late partner Ray Goulding formed the comedy duo of Bob and Ray in the 1940s and continued performing for decades, has died at the age of 92.
One of their classic deadpan routines involved an interview about Komodo Dragons (Bob is the interviewee). I’m sure we’ve all had conversations that went [...]

Setting the record straight: comments at Cheadle mosque, 2014

This is a cross-post from Sufyan Ismail, CEO of MEND
I want to take the opportunity to address some questions and comments that have attempted to hinder MEND’s work on the ground and with stakeholder communities by vested interests who try, to different degrees, to criticise our work without paying much attention to what it is [...]

Larry David as Bernie Sanders

It’s the best “Saturday Night Live” candidate impression since Tina Fey’s Sarah Palin.

And it’s about time

Perhaps Spain should consider a similar plan to keep British and other European assholes from the Costa del Sol and Ibiza.

John Oliver on FIFA and Blatter

Too good to miss:

Update: This is not a joke:

To Wight’s minimal credit, he manages to get through the whole post without once mentioning Israel or Zionism.

Halal in the Family

A sitcom parody about an American Muslim family desperately trying to prove their American-ness.
And here’s a report on NPR about two young American Muslim women who have created a podcast called #GoodMuslimBadMuslim– one of whom identifies herself as a “pork-eating, alcohol-drinking, premarital-sex-having Muslim.”