Jackie Mason on the cartoons
Unlike weasel British comedians Stewart Lee and Hugh Dennis, old-timer Jackie Mason gets it. (From the Spectator - subscription required so I've lifted the lot. Don't tell Mr Mason though - he'll probably bill me.)
Why you never hear 'Muslim jokes'
Muslim fundamentalists have decided that even if you never saw or heard of the cartoons you deserve to be hit with rocks, have your car wrecked and your embassies destroyed.
Ironically, the cartoonists were not insulting Islam; they were satirising fanaticism. Now the fanatics have decided that there are no laws, limits or boundaries to their behaviour. They not only have the right to take your life; they now have the right to rob you of your freedom of expression.
Could you imagine a Jew killing anybody for such meaningless reasons? If a Jew gets mad he might sneak into your house and steal your Lipitor or he would make a deal with your doctor to lie about your cholesterol number, or just when you have fasted a whole day on Yom Kippur he would sneak into your house and steal all the pastrami sandwiches.
I never saw a Jew going into meaningless fights. That is why you seldom see Jewish football players. A Jew is not going to take a chance in spraining his neck or tearing a ligament in his knee just because he was fighting with somebody about catching a ball. He would rather go to a store and buy another ball and avoid the whole problem. That is why there are also no Jewish hockey players. Hockey players spend all their time hitting each other in the mouth with sticks. When Jews saw how Gentiles played hockey, that is how Jews found out that instead of becoming hockey players they would become dentists, and that way they decided to let other people play the game while they found a way to make a profit from it.
Jews are never known to get into unnecessary physical battles. That is why people are never afraid of being attacked by a Jew. Did you ever hear anybody say, ’Don’t go into that neighbourhood, it is very dangerous, there are Jews there’? Jews have so long been accustomed to being threatened and persecuted all over the world that they could never dream of creating needless violence anywhere, because they would be grateful to find a place where they are allowed to live in peace.
Meanwhile, the world is reacting with an amazing cowardice. Instead of a collective fury, we are pleading forgiveness, and promising not to offend them with any more cartoons. Could anything be more perverted?