Thursday, July 28, 2005

Terrorist racial profiling quiz

The old standard that has made its way around the Net (and from some of the multiple choices, you can see it's dated):

In 1979, the U.S. embassy in Iran was taken over by:
(a) Norwegians from Ballard;
(b) Elvis;
(c) A tour bus full of 80-year-old women
(d) Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.

In 1983, the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut was blown up by:
(a) A pizza delivery boy;
(b) Crazed feminists screeching that being able to throw a grenade
beyond its own burst radius was an unfair and sexist requirement
in basic training;
(c) Geraldo Rivera making up for a slow news day
(d) Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.

In 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 was bombed by:
(a) Luca Brazzi, for not being given a part in "Godfather 2;"
(b) The Tooth Fairy;
(c) Butch and Sundance who had a few sticks of dynamite left over
from the train thing
(d) Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.

In 1998, the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed by:
(a) Mr. Rogers;
(b) Hillary, to distract attention from Wee Willie's women problems;
(c) the WWF, to promote its next villain: "Mustapha the Merciless;"
(d) Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.

October 12, 2000, 17 US sailors lost their lives on the USS Cole and this was done by:
a) That Purple Teletubbie
b) Gary Condit
c) LA Crips street gang
d) Muslim extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

December 2000 a person tries to light a shoe bomb on a commercial jetliner and this was done by:
a) Mother Theresa
b) an Italian guy from New York City named "Giacomo"
c) hard working Hispanic farm workers
d) Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

On 9/11/01, four airliners were hijacked and destroyed by:
(a) Bugs Bunny,
(b) the Supreme Court of Florida trying to outdo their attempted
hijacking of the 2000 Presidential election;
(c) Mr. Bean
(d) Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.

Let's update:

On 7/7/05, four bombs were detonated on London's tube and bus system by:
(a) Paris Hilton fans
(b) Brittany Spears fans
(c) Regis Philbin
(d) Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.

On 7/21/05, four bombs that failed to fully detonate on London's tube and bus sytem were set off by:
(a) Wiley Coyote
(b) The ghost of Timothy McVeigh
(c) John Kerry
(d) Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.

Anyone see a pattern here? Anyone?! Hmm?!

UPDATE: Brits (and authorities in Rome) arrest the 4 suspects in 7/21/05 bombing attempts. Surprise! Muslim male extremists between the ages of 17 and 40...

4 Comments:

Blogger Garry Wilmore said...

Hmm -- Yes, I do see a pattern of sorts. But it's Politcally Incorrect to assert such things, so I'll refrain from making any comment on it.

7:52 AM  
Blogger Charles said...

Yes, you point out a lot of acts by Muslims, but left out attacks done by others (such as Columbine, Timothy McVeigh, the unabomber, attempted California bombing by the Jewish Defense League, the Virginia sniper attacks, and the Virginia Tech shootings). If you only point out "terrorist" attacks by only one group, then of course it will seem like that group could be racial profiled. However when you include all attacks, then it proves that your statement is just ignorance.

8:09 AM  
Blogger pauline said...

The foregoing comment is typical of those from persons of a certain mindset who try to shame us for noticing there is a big fat elephant in the room with us. Noone is unaware that bad things are being done by all varieties of folk for all varieties of reasons...and such will always be the case. It would BE ignorance, however, and WILLFUL ignorance at that, to choose to ignore the fact of Islamic terroism, who does it, and why it suicidal sophistry to accomodate them. I am sorry for your agenda, my friend, but as the years roll on you may notice, if you're paying attention, that COMMON SENSE clings stubbornly to common people. All the king's pundits and all the king's experts have never been able to scold us or 'educate' us enough to get us to leave common sense by the wayside. I can only imagine how aggravating that must be. Common sense wasn't born on a talk show and won't die by fiat from a lecturing news anchor armed with "statistics"...American common sense is why I feel considerable optimism in life itself as an American.

8:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stereotypes are pure ignorance anyway.

3:28 PM  

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