Tuesday, November 06, 2001

Comics, Muslim and Jewish, Sharing a Toronto Stage. [ nytimes requires free registration ]
"Osama bin Laden says that all good Muslims should kill Americans," declared Mr. Esmer, a 22-year-old Canadian comedian who was born in Turkey and raised by secular Muslim parents.

"I feel guilty telling the guy behind me in the movie theater to stop talking. Where does Osama think I would find the confidence to kill someone?

I try to be a good Muslim, but it's tough just not eating pork. I mean, the McRib is so —— oh well, at least I have my wives."

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