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David Jason’s Racist Joke

by | 25th, March 2009

DAVID Jason has a joke – iot;s nto that funny and excplaisn why actors need scriopts:

Sir David Jason was embroiled in a race row today after making a ‘joke’ about Pakistanis on live radio. The Del Boy actor made the remarks on the Christian O’Connell Breakfast Show on Absolute Radio. On the ‘Who’s Calling Christian’ feature – where celebrities ring up with a chance to win £20,000 for charity – Jason was asked to leave a question for the next guest.

Sir David, 69, replied:

“What do you call a Pakistani cloakroom attendant?”  Following a brief pause, he then delivered the punch line: ‘Me hat, me coat.’

The Mail senses outrage at the “racist” joke (the paper puts the word racist in brackets; and isn’t the “joke” what do you call an Indian..?)

Looking for offended parties, the Mail hears from Mr Mohammed Shafiq, of the Ramadhan Foundation, who says:

“These are inappropriate remarks about a stereotype that may have held a little water in the 50’s and 60’s but is not true to today… He should have known better.”

Might this be the same Mr Shafiq head of the Ramadhan Foundation which has a website, where he claims that the government of Israel is like that of the Nazis.

(Funny how Israel – land of Jews – is compared to Nazis. Wonder why that is… Read: BBC Bias Against Israel.)

The organization’s Chairman and Patron is one Muhammad Umar – his web page “headed with an image of Umar ‘presenting Services to Humanity award‘ [sic] to Mahathir bin Mohamad, former Prime Minister of Malaysia. Here are some of the words of bin Mohamad, offered in the Service of Humanity”:

The Jews for example are not merely hook-nosed, but understand money instinctively.

The Jews robbed the Palestinians of everything, but in Malaysia they could not do so, hence they do this, depress the ringgit.

We [Muslims] are actually very strong, 1.3 billion people cannot be simply wiped out. The Nazis killed 6 million Jews out of 12 million [during the Holocaust]. But today the Jews rule the world by proxy. They get others to fight and die for them. They invented socialism, communism, human rights and democracy so that persecuting them would appear to be wrong so they may enjoy equal rights with others. With these they have now gained control of the most powerful countries. And they, this tiny community, have become a world power.

It’s all about context, you see…

File under: beyond a joke…

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