Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2001]
Variations: In circulation in e-mail in October 2010 was this version:
Don't forget to mark your calendars.
As you may already know, it is a sin for a Muslim male to see any woman other than his wife naked and if he does, he must commit suicide.
So next Saturday at 1:00 P.M. Eastern Time, all American women are asked to walk out of their house completely naked to help weed out any neighborhood terrorists. Circling your block for one hour is recommended for this anti-terrorist effort.
All patriotic men are to position themselves in lawn chairs in front of their houses to demonstrate their support for the women and to prove that they are not Muslim terrorist sympathizers.
Since Islam also does not approve of alcohol, a cold
God bless America !
P.S. It is your patriotic duty to inform others. If you don't send this to at least
No, the President of the United States of America has not made such a request. It's incongruous to believe that a man whose term began with the suggestion that he was instituting a dress code at the White House would now be advocating public nudity as a response to terrorism. (The dress code brouhaha was put to rest in a statement made by Ari Fleischer, White House Press Secretary, during a
Whether or not Muslims are offended by female nudity is a moot point — clearly the terrorists aren't. An examination of the activities of the hijackers in the days and months leading to the
In a nutshell, those whose patriotism urges them to take action are well advised to do it with their clothes on. The neighbors might stand for such nonsense once, but trooping the colors every night at
One of the ways humans deal with tragedy and times of uncertainty is to resort to humor. Akin to the piece quoted above, this next bit first circulated in mid-October 2001 has caused many a smile:
I usually don't send emails like this, but I got this information from a reliable source. It came from a friend of a friend whose cousin is dating this girl whose brother knows this guy whose wife knows this lady whose husband buys hotdogs from this guy who knows a shoeshine guy who shines the shoes of a mailroom worker who has a friend who's drug dealer sells drugs to another mailroom worker who works in the CIA building. He apparently overheard two guys talking in the bathroom about alligators and came to the conclusion that we are going to be attacked. So it must be true.
Finally, a punning bit of humor that nobody (we know of) has taken seriously:
The West Virginia State Police stated that the terrorists Bin Loafin, Bin Drinkin, and Bin Fightin have been arrested on immigration issues.
The Police advise further that they can find no one fitting the description of the fourth cell member, Bin Workin, in the state. Police are confident that anyone who looks like Workin will be very easy to spot in the community.
Last updated: 25 October 2010
Davies, Dani. "Terrorism Suspects in Florida Fit Right In." The Palm Beach Post. 18 September 2001 (p. A1).