Friday, May 21, 2010


There's a new joke doing the rounds: what's the difference between Facebook and the Lashkar-e-Taiba? Answer: Facebook is banned in Pakistan. - Ahmad Rafay Alam in Jang
This second one requires some thought to appreciate. {Hint: think of the possible career of Begum Aishwarya.}
The lead cleric of the Tableeghi Jamaat is a most pious gentleman, as to be expected, given that he delivers the main sermon at the annual congregation in Raiwind. His family is equally God-fearing, especially his lady wife. The only fly in this lady’s ointment is that she is a fanatical fan of the Indian (and, Heaven forbid, Hindu) Bollywood actor Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan. Our mole reports that the lady follows Rai’s films and career with a diligence only reserved by traditional women for their nearest and dearest. Recently, the entire family went to the Holy Land to perform their Umra. While there, Mrs Cleric was observed to be in concentrated prayer. It transpired that she was praying for Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan, and she instructed the rest of the family to follow suit. They all prayed that Ms Rai-Bachchan see the light of day and convert to Islam. “Only when she becomes a Muslim”, Mrs Cleric told a friend on her return to Lahore, “will I rest in peace.”- The Friday Times