Sunday, November 11, 2007

Islamic Car = Shortest Slavin Blog Ever

This is one for the record books. One of my shortest blogs ever, if not the shortest. It was prompted by the news that a carmaker in Malaysia, "Proton", announced this week it is teaming up with manufacturers in Turkey and Iran to produce an "Islamic car". According to BBC News, "The car could boast special features like a compass pointing to Mecca and a dedicated space to keep a copy of the Koran and a headscarf." Apparently, "officials in Iran" first suggested the idea to a group of visiting Malaysian dignitaries.

What I'm wondering is, in addition to a Mecca compass and a Koran space, is there going to be an easily accessible self-destruct button that a driver or passenger can push? Come on, it won't truly be an Islamic car unless it facilitates more suicide-bombings-to-the-gallon than other vehicles on the road. And it has to have enough trunk space to carry katyushas, AK-47s, and bomb belts from Tehran, Iran, through Syria, to Beirut, Lebanon. And when you honk the horn, instead of a normal "beep", it has to go "Allah-u-akbar!".


If all that's a little politically incorrect, who gives a darn? Not me. Given my experiences, I reserve the right to say such things. Even now, when I'm on the East Coast of the United States and no longer in the Middle East. By the way, for those who don't already know, I'm going back to New York City after nearly 3 months away. Just a heads-up. And, lest I forget, this coming Friday will mark a year that I've been back in the States.

3 comments:

jjew said...

Don't forget that the car must stop to check its tires five times a day, screaming wildly before doing so, and that no Jews are allowed in the car but Christians are allowed in the trunk. Sunni's and Shi'ites still disagree as to who really owns the car, the Sufi's ponder the meaning of "own," and the Wahabbi's rig the car with a bomb.

louiskart said...

Hey there don't forget that the car must stop to check its tires five times a day, screaming wildly before doing so, and that no Jews are allowed in the car but Christians are allowed in the trunk. nice blog

crossomotive said...

Hmm.. Everything's gonna be hard from now on