Tuesday, December 28, 2010

New Silly Story (Not Really)

Top Gear stars cause religious row after dressing up in burkas on Boxing Day special

Jeremy Clarkson and his Top Gear co-stars have sparked religious outrage after dressing up in burkas on the Boxing Day special.  Clarkson and Richard Hammond decided to dress in niqabs, a form of the burka where everything but the eyes are covered, in order to disguise themselves on the road.  They also got James May in on the act when they greeted him from hospital after he fell and hit his head on rocks in the Syrian desert.
But their joke backfired after they were slammed by Muslims for mocking their religion.

Islamic activist Anjem Choudary, said: 'The burka is a symbol of our religion and people should not make jokes about it in any way.  It would have been equally bad even if they’d not been in a country mainly populated by Muslims.'

On the Boxing Day episode of the show, the trio were driving across the Middle East to follow the path of the Three Wise Men.

But you can mock the Christian religion?

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