Originally Posted by segovius
Is any degree of racism funny?
I guess to a racist perhaps but I have yet to find any of it amusing...haven't seen your link though and am not too inspired to from the build-up...
It isn't the racism that is funny in the movie - but it is there, so don't watch it if you can't take it for what it is. There is racism in everything that old, if you toss everything that has the taint of racism, you basically can only watch movies made after 1980.
Do you throw away your Koran because it includes racist laws as part of its teaching?http://www.gamla.org.il/english/arti...1/aug/win1.htm
Among these Islamic laws included: 1. If the father of boy under 13 was killed, he could be freely taken and raised as a Muslim. 2. Jews (and Christians) must never be higher than a Muslim, therefore, if passing a Muslim on the sidewalk, the Jew (and Christian) must pass on the left and must step into the street (usually the sewer); synagogues and churches had to be built lower than mosques; Jews (and Christians) could not ride a camel or horse, etc. 3. Jews (and Christians) could not testify in court against a Muslim - leading to countless human rights abuses, including a Muslim's right to kill a Jew (or Christian), to steal his property, assault him, etc. - with impunity; 4. Jews (and Christians) were forced to live in ghettos. 5. A Muslim had the right 'from time immemorial' to enter Jewish houses and take toll or 'contributions' at any time without giving account. 6. According to the British Consulate report in 1839, the Jew's life was not "much above" that of a dog. 7. A Jew had to wear a distinctive color on his clothing. 8. The Palestinian Mandate, designated as the Homeland for the Jews by the Balfour Declaration, ratified by the League of Nations and the American Congress was totally ignored as it was considered contrary to Islamic law and destiny. There were vicious pogroms by Muslim against Jews who were brutally attacked by Muslims...their homes sacked and their women violated. 8 Jew were not allowed to carry weapons of self-defense - even a knife - and, therefore, had to pay a poll tax - "jiza" to the governing Muslim authority for his protection. When he paid, his face was slapped to emphasize his lowly status. 9. There are, of course, many more racist laws of the Koran - all of which are intended to be re-implemented according to the Mullahs of Islam. (1)