Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A military vet, a Muslim, and an Atheist walk into a Court Room

This is one of the most amusing and bizarre things I've read in a while (read it here). It seems like one of those jokes where 3 oddly combined figures walk into a bar, but in this case it's a court room. A military vet who is now a judge engaged in advocating the teachings of Islam with an atheist (not necessarily a bad thing). They went back and forth about the Quran, the meaning of Islam, and images of Muhammad. The legal issue was whether or not a Muslim man harassed (source of dispute) the atheist by trying to force him to remove his Halloween zombie Muhammad costume and sign. There must be a way to condense this story into a short joke with a punchline.

Here's an audio recording with some text from the court hearing: