It *is* cute, but also fallacious. You can't tell in advance if an 17-40 year old
male Muslim is an extremist or not, that's the problem. This jokes takes it for
granted that extremism is what's being screened for, when it isn't. Naturally
there's an association between the two, but no causative element. There are other
extremists around, too, like the IRA.

"John W. Redelfs" wrote:

> I'm forwarding this from another list.  I thought it was pretty funny in a
> morbid sort of way.
>
> ---
> >Please pause a moment, reflect back, and take the following Multiple Choice
> >test. (The events are actual cuts from past history. They actually happened!
> >Do you remember?)
> >
> >
> >1. In 1972 at the Munich Olympics, athletes were kidnapped and massacred by:
> >a. Olga Corbitt
> >b. Sitting Bull
> >c. Arnold Schwartzeneger
> >d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40
> >
> >
> >2. In 1979, the U.S. embassy in Iran was taken over by:
> >a. Lost Norwegians
> >b. Elvis
> >c. A tour bus full of 80-year-old women
> >d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.
> >
> >
> >3. During the 1980's a number of Americans were kidnapped in Lebanon by:
> >a. John Dillinger
> >b. The King of Sweden
> >c. The Boy Scouts
> >d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40
> >
> >
> >4. In 1983, the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut was blown up by:
> >a. A pizza delivery boy
> >b. Pee Wee Herman
> >c. Geraldo Rivera
> >d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40
> >
> >
> >5. In 1985 the cruise ship Achille Lauro was hijacked and a 70 year old
> >American passenger was murdered and thrown overboard in his wheelchair by:
> >a. The Smurfs
> >b. Davy Jones
> >c. The Little Mermaid
> >d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40
> >
> >
> >6. In 1985 TWA flight 847 was hijacked at Athens, and a U.S. Navy diver
> >trying to rescue passengers was murdered by:
> >a. Captain Kid
> >b. Charles Lindberg
> >c. Mother Teresa
> >d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40
> >
> >
> >7. In 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 was bombed by:
> >a. Scooby Doo
> >b. The Tooth Fairy
> >c. Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid
> >d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40
> >
> >
> >8. In 1993 the World Trade Center was bombed the first time by:
> >a. Richard Simmons
> >b. Grandma Moses
> >c. Michael Jordan
> >d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40
> >
> >
> >9. In 1998, the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed by:
> >a. Mr. Rogers
> >b. Hillary, to distract attention from Wild Bill' s women problems
> >c. The World Wrestling Federation
> >d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40
> >
> >
> >10. On 9/11/01, four airliners were hijacked; two were used as missiles to
> >take
> >out the World Trade Centers and of the remaining two, one crashed into the
> >US Pentagon and the other was diverted to a crash by the passengers.
> >Thousands of people were killed by:
> >a. Bugs Bunny, Wiley E. Coyote, Daffy Duck and Elmer Fudd
> >b. The Supreme Court of Florida
> >c. Mr. Bean
> >d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40
> >
> >
> >
> >11. In 2002 the United States fought a war in Afghanistan against:
> >a. Enron
> >b. The Lutheran Church
> >c. The NFL
> >d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40
> >
> >
> >12. In 2002 reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and murdered by:
> >a. Bonny and Clyde
> >b. Captain Kangaroo
> >c. Billy Graham
> >d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40
> >
> >
> >Nope, .........I really don't see a pattern here to justify profiling,  do
> >you?
> >So, to ensure we Americans never offend anyone, particularly muslim raghead
> >fanatics intent on killing us, airport security screeners will no longer be
> >allowed to profile certain people. They must conduct random searches of
> >80-year-old women, little kids, airline pilots with
> >proper  identification, Secret
> >Service agents who are members of the President's security detail, 85-year-old
> >Congressmen with metal hips, and Medal of  Honor winning former Governors.
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