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Submitted by Saul Green (United Kingdom), Sep 20, 2006 at 11:11

Dear Daniel

I understand that apart from superficial differences American teenagers are like British teenagers. One of our comedy shows featured a teenager called Kevin who was the archetypical nightmare. Anyway when I read that the response to the Pope's comments about Islam being violent was the firebombing of Christian churches in the Middle east, the murder of a nun in Somalia and calls for the Pope's execution it reminded me a little of the interaction between an adult and an hysterical teenager. OK it's not really funny as you have pointed out, but at times a certain gallows humour is often the alternative to complete despair.

I suspect the Directory of Muslim Comedians is a very slim volume.

Best wishes

Saul

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