My Mideast Punchlines: Up the Khyber….

What to do after a long Ramadan fast? How about some nice relaxing anti-Semitic television?
“Khaiber,” which is being shown on the satellite network Dubai TV, the Algerian 3 station and Dream TV (!), dramatises the battle between Muslims and the Jews of the town of Khaiber in Arabia and depicts the Jews as the enemy of Islam. Traditional Islam believes the battle ended with the execution of thousands of Jews.

Small FistAs a London Cockney born and bred (although without the accent), my reaction to this is some well-known Cockney rhyming slang: UP YOUR KHYBER! (For non-Cockneys, Khyber is short for Khyber Pass, and Pass rhymes with….(use your imagination).


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