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‘M’ is for … Mirth !

Posted by Big John on December 21, 2007

So the Americans have sent us a Christmas an Eid present of four detainees from Guantanamo Bay, and now once again the newspapers are full of pictures of grim looking (who wouldn’t be ?) bearded men and the usual depressing references to Al Qaeda and the like.

Now I’ve no idea if these men are guilty of anything other than ‘being in the wrong place at the wrong time’, so I’ll leave it at that, and cheer myself up by remembering other more happy reports in the press this week which had a not so serious ‘Islamic’ theme. 

I loved the story on the TV news about the young Muslim man wearing a Scottish kilt delivering and erecting Christmas trees for Christian people in London: and the little boy celebrating the festival of Eid who, when interviewed, told the reporter that he was also looking forward to opening his Christmas presents. … Wonderful, and almost as funny as my local Muslim pharmacist dressing his lady counter assistants as ‘dodgy looking’ Christmas trees.   🙂

I also had to smile when I read that a TV show’s competition to name a baby lamb had to be cancelled because 95% of the people taking part suggested the name …  Yes ! You’ve guessed it.

Now we learn that the very same name will soon be the most popular boy’s name in this country and overtake ‘Jack’ for the top spot; so could it be that many non-Muslims are naming their children after the founder of the Islamic religion ?

If this is true, I do hope that none of our Islamic friends will be offended by this when they are walking around the supermarket, and hear some scruffy, loud mouthed mother yell at her out of control offspring …

…   “Cum ‘ere Mohammed yer littl’ bleeder !”  😉   


4 Responses to “‘M’ is for … Mirth !”

  1. Jackshian said

    Nice one John – and Merry Christmas to you and the wife.

  2. Terri said

    I love your sense of humor and with all the depressing news around, it’s nice to smile.
    Stopping by to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas. Enjoy all that the season brings your way.

  3. I’m still giggling John, Merry Xmas and Happy New year!


  4. A Muslim in a kilt erecting Christmas trees is a wonderful symbol of how we ought to live and how we could live were it not for the insane religious pretensions of certain people.

    A happy festivity to both.

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