The problem with protesters in other countries is they do not have a British sense of humour (to be fair neither do the police in other countries – and they tend to be a tad trigger happy into the bargain)
On last night’s news I saw a shot of a protest against the visit of Pope Benedict to Turkey.
A woman in traditional muslim dress which made her look for all the world like Terry Jones in a famous scene in “The Life of Brian” brandished a placard that read “Jesus is not The Messiah, he is a Prophet of Islam.”
“Oh why aren’t you English dear,” I thought. Had she been she might have had the wit to replace “he is a Prophet of Islam” with the words “he’s a very naughty boy.”
SCENE FROM LIFE OF BRIAN:
CROWD (in chorus) we want to see Brian, he is the Messiah.
T. Jones (as a woman): He’s not the Messiah, he’s a very naughty boy.
I include that for the benefit of the very young or those who have led sheltered lives and have not yet seen the funniest film ever made.
Blessed are the cheesmakers – from The Life Of Brian
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