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5:33 PM ET
January 3, 2011
i like some of it
well i like so of this jokes but im sorry i dont like how u think Gamal abdel nasser or sadat is stupid they are never stupid
maybe mubarak i agree but u dunno all egypt and arabian ppl love gamal and sadat
second i hope u dont use god in jokes i think we should respect Allah coz he is not normal person tht we can use him in jokes
third i think i agree totally with the article for mubarak :) and i hope changing sooon
12:23 AM ET
January 4, 2011
I totaly agree with you
I agree of all what you said.
Allah should not invloved in our fun talking but by respect. Allah our creator and we should not treat him like that any how.
we beg Allah mercy for egypt to get out of this weakness to be strong as it was in Sadat era.
Sadat is one the best who lead Egypt even with some mistakes actualy big mistakes like peace with isreal and mis choose of vice president. but he still my fav president
3:36 AM ET
I agree with your We MUST respect Allah
All of us should love justice and also we must respect Allah and don't mockery him
4:27 AM ET
ghada game3 point of view
i agree with you all, it is totally unacceptable to underestimate GOD like that, whatever were goals or objectives meant by.
we believe that GOD has the absolute power and ability to do whatever he want whenever he want, no creature not only just a human can refuse or stop god's will whatever authority he has.
in addition we believe that the angel of death is one of god's slaves who executes god's orders as it is without modification, so if GOD ordered that some one must die, then the angel of death will take his soul and no one can stop that.
finally we believe that god is the greatest and most powerful of all.
3:04 PM ET
These are jokes
You are reading too far into them. I am not religious so they seem funny to me and I really can care less if God is mentioned or not.
2:10 PM ET
January 13, 2011
we should respect God
Totally agreed that we should respect God.
8:12 PM ET
God is the creator of
God is the creator of humanity and everything else, which is completely unacceptable to be a source of ridicule or mockery of any one whatever he is
8:17 PM ET
12:57 AM ET
January 25, 2011
How about this one? Is this acceptable:
A man walking along a California beach was deep in prayer when all of a sudden he said aloud, "Lord grant me one wish". The sky clouded and a booming voice said, "Because you have tried to be faithful I will grant you one wish." The man said, "Build a bridge to Hawaii so I can drive over anytime I want to."
The Lord answered, "Your request is very materialistic. Think of the logistics of that kind of undertaking. The supports required to reach the bottom of the Pacific! The concrete and steel it would take. I can do it, but it is hard for me to justify your desire for worldly things. Take a little more time to think of another wish, a wish you think would honor and glorify me".
The man thought for a long time and finally said, "Lord, I wish that I could understand women. I want to know what they feel inside, what they are thinking when they give me the silent treatment, why they cry, what they mean when they say 'nothing', and how I can make a woman truly happy?"
After a few minutes God said, "How many lanes did you want on that bridge?"
11:39 PM ET
Ridiculous old joke
Your jokes are not funny and ridiculous
12:12 AM ET
I agree with Adham
3:49 AM ET
very stupied joke , how can you said something on our God who craete all things in the world,you are so stupied guy
1:01 AM ET
If he created everything in the world then he created this...
This fellow was climbing a tree when suddenly he slipped. He grabbed a branch and was hanging there. After an hour or so passed, he was feeling exhausted. He looked up to the heavens and cried out: "God, help me, please, help me."
Suddenly the clouds parted and a deep voice resounded, "Let Go!"
The guy paused and looked up at heaven once more, and said: "Is there anyone else up there?"
4:15 AM ET
Reply to Adham
The reality of those jokes are much more unacceptable than your comments.
4:20 AM ET
Thank you very much ... ..
I want to thank the author of this fascinating article .... you summed up all the events in Egypt through these jokes .... Ochtzlt 30 years of the reign of this man is stupid .... the oppressor and his entourage corrupt evil .. .. I have killed many Egyptians ... of the disease and poverty account .. I wish this man to die by my hand. The people, however ....
But I blame the cowardly Egyptian people ... like all the Arab peoples in the Middle East .... says soul and blood we will redeem you O Mubarak Zine El Abidine Bouteflika ... .. O and O-Assad Iakhalifp .... ... What is valid. . .. O Abdullah and many of them and before them, Saddam Hussein ... and much ..... You are the first man from west to understand and say .... I'm proud of you .... Thank you .... but I hope to understand all the People in the west .... that these rulers is the cause of terrorism in the world ?..... because they are the cause of poverty and hunger to the people ... because they want to live in the rule to no end ....
Imagine if the countries of the Middle East, the elections are clean and free ... is to provide aid directly to education and health ... and be by the Commission on the follow-up .... all this money is included in the secret accounts in Switzerland ....
I'm proud of how I saw this magnificent words |....
You are a genius ... greetings to you from an Egyptian man .... ..
4:22 AM ET
to who whome said this
to who whome said this word,
how can you live with this kind of word
7:29 AM ET
I want you to know something .... all who oppose you are brilliant ... words and ideas between the words you are great ...
They are members of the National Party despicable .... which all its members ... thieves or corrupt ... the blood of the dealer or a killer of Lebanese singer ... or monopolist iron ..... they are members of the party thief thief food for the people of Egypt .. .... all the appreciation to you and to the words that you did not find a man in this world can pronounce them .... but felt by all the people of Egypt wants to say these words ... but a state security officer, who gets little over a million pounds Egyptian month .... even protects the poor and the suppression of the Egyptian people ... and the protection of the Egyptian regime of bad people ...
They fare worse people in the world .... I do not hate Egypt, but I hate this unjust ruler to his people ... ..... the curse of God on them ....
7:59 AM ET
some of this jok so old but
some of this jok is old and all people say that in egypt to mak fun but nevre been use allah in our jok its bad thing allah not human to say that about him but it seem stupid man just copy this jokes for u even he not muslim coz no muslim not allow to him to say like those jok . any way we here dont like ur jok by this way if u don't know what mean allah its more prb but if u know and u say like thos it will be the worse. coz its seem ur stupid man
8:09 AM ET
mark the prb also on usa they feed them also to be strong
coz they obey usa for what she want ask ur self what will happeb they they not obey usa.......... i think u undertsand now the prb not in people in egypt coz there who die to make chnage for the best.... but soon it will happen
9:38 AM ET
ur jokes are very bad n u
ur jokes are very bad n u must respect Allah and other nation privecy
9:39 AM ET
Not all Egyptian
There's deference between joke and rudeness, I liked some of these jokes but others are so stupid. Some comments reflect the hate of their authors to Egypt and Egyptian people.
10:27 AM ET
Have some sense of humer
Most of the past comments are not talking about the main issue of the crocket system in Egypt; instead you are concentrating about one joke that mentioned God. Why don't you want to face the issues THE MAIN ISSUE, which is that Mubarak does not care about the Egyptian people and WE yes I say WE because I am one of you, don't care enough about the country to make a change. JUST THINK YOU GUYS AS A NATION SINCE 1952 WE HAD THREE PRESEDINTS, Don’t you think we have in Egypt more the three people that can manage the country. I guarantee you that Toyota CEO or IBM CEO Can run the country better than our sad experience with our leaders. Think you guys think and see the BIG PICTURE. By the way on 1952 Dwight Eisenhower was the American president and he was the 34th president, Obama is the 44th president.
5:20 PM ET
That will start when Mubarek, Khamenie, bin Laden, and all the other dictators and wannabes are gone.
6:54 PM ET
January 5, 2011
Some of these jokes are funny (kind of)... but there's a couple of points that should be made:
The Azrael/torture joke is disrespectful to God - not Mubarak. Humor is one thing, but mocking the Lord in such a way is unnecessary.
The Sadat-Carter joke is straight up racist (not to mention, unoriginal). Is the implication that there's more thieves who are in Egypt than there are in other places? I doubt that. Ever been to New York City?
Plus: I heard the joke years ago being told about an eastern European country.
Finally, Foreign Policy should get a grip on what it publishes. This is a magazine/website I respect and regularly read. It's one thing to read some of your bloggers being cute (talking to you Rothkopf); completely another thing to read jokes on a serious foreign policy website. Please don't go down that road.
3:42 PM ET
January 6, 2011
an uninhibited sense of humor. what a concept. definitely not a muslim one. hope no one declares a jihad.
1:04 AM ET
So many humourless muslims making comments about jokes
How about this one:
God granting miracles
A religious man is on top of a roof during a great flood. A man comes by in a boat and says "get in, get in!" The religous man replies, " no I have faith in God, he will grant me a miracle."
Later the water is up to his waist and another boat comes by and the guy tells him to get in again. He responds that he has faith in god and god will give him a miracle. With the water at about chest high, another boat comes to rescue him, but he turns down the offer again cause "God will grant him a miracle."
With the water at chin high, a helicopter throws down a ladder and they tell him to get in, mumbling with the water in his mouth, he again turns down the request for help for the faith of God. He arrives at the gates of heaven with broken faith and says to Peter, I thought God would grant me a miracle and I have been let down." St. Peter chuckles and responds, "I don't know what you're complaining about, we sent you three boats and a helicopter."
7:01 PM ET
February 1, 2011
Egypt's long-serving dictator
Mubarak won elections recently for another term, but all opposition in Egypt boycotted the elections because his regime has laws, regulations, and a process in place that only he can be elected. But with the full support of the U.S., Israel, and Europe who bows to the U.S. interests, Mubarak will stay in power - until death do him apart. And, worst for the Egyptians, he has been grooming his son to take over. It is a "deja vu" of North Korea's Kim Jong-il who just assigned hin son Kim Jong-un to inherit his post.media jobs Sydney
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