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  • “I feel offended”

    Posted by Ralf Goergens on March 18th, 2006 (All posts by )

    From Sign and Sight

    Sonia Mikich, host of the political program Monitor at the German public broadcaster WDR:

    I feel offended.

    Zealots are nailing veils onto the faces of my sisters in Afghanistan and Pakistan and are busy hanging women, homosexuals, adulterers and non-believers.

    I demand that the governments of Saudi Arabia, Palestine, Indonesia and Egypt apologise to me. Otherwise I am unfortunately forced to threaten, beat up, kidnap or behead their citizens. Because I am somewhat sensitive about my cultural identity.

    I feel offended.

    Fanatics are blowing up the Buddhas of Bamiyan, marvellous cultural monuments.

    I demand that Hamas, the spokesman of the French Muslims and the Director of the Al-Azhar-University apologise to me. Otherwise I will never spend a holiday at the Taj Mahal, I will call for a boycott of Palestinian fruit and I will set the embassies of Tunisia, Qatar and Bangladesh on fire.

    I expect understanding for this at the very least – my feelings are absolute and must be expressed globally.

    I feel offended.

    Videos show journalists, truck drivers and NGO workers having their throats slit or their heads chopped off. Jews see themselves represented as cannibals and pigs, Western women as decadent sluts. Apolitical engineers have to fear for their lives.

     

    5 Responses to ““I feel offended””

    1. Lex Says:

      Taj Mahal is in India. Otherwise, word.

    2. Moose Dung Says:

      Lex,

      Yes, the TM is in India. That’s the point. She’s mocking the arbitrary (and often silly) nature of Muslim condemnations and boycotts.

      Moose.

    3. Lex Says:

      MD, Ralf’s a he.

    4. LotharBot Says:

      He’s quoting Sonia, who is probably a she.

    5. Lex Says:

      D’oh.