Thursday, February 07, 2008

Ooh! I am loving this one: Red Ken in hot water over Moslem joke

And it couldn't have happened to a better dhimmi...

London Mayor Ken Livingstone faces controversy today after it emerged he made a joke about Muslims in a magazine interview.

Mr Livingstone was asked by a journalist to tell a joke and responded with a story that name-checked Satanic Verses author Salman Rushdie, Yasser Arafat and Shia Muslims in general.
According to today's Evening Standard, Mr Livingstone made the joke during his first mayoral campaign in 2000 in an interview for the now-defunct magazine The Face.

Journalist Alex Needham asked him: "Can you tell us a joke?"

The then independent candidate responded with a gag in decidedly dubious taste.

(editor's note: sez who?)

"Salman Rushdie was on a train and it pulled into a station," said the future mayor.

"He saw Yasser Arafat and his entourage of bodyguards and was so overcome with the emotion of seeing his great hero, he raced to embrace him.

"But the bodyguards weren't very well versed in modern literature and had no idea who he was.

"So they shot him dead, thus proving the value of that old adage: never go for a Shi'ite while the train is in the station."

ba-da-bump. Let's watch him squirm out of this one.