Nasty Jewish conspirator spreading racial impurity through oversized nose ...
Nasty Islamic conspirators with Israeli names spreading more racial impurity through their oversized noses ...
The Nazis were a rather strange bunch. Completely obsessed with certain harmless minorities (Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals, the disabled etc), they blamed the ills of the world on any individual they deemed linked to these groups.
Today's Nazis have replaced Jews with Muslims. Yet their racist and sectarian bigotry shares certain common features with the German Nazism of the mid-20th century.
The Nazis assumed that Jews had bigger noses than the rest of humanity. Today's Nazis from the far-Right IslamistMonitor.org have attributed big noses to Muslims, be they of the more observant variety (such as Cat Stevens) or of the more nominal variety (such as myself).
As if to make matters worse, the website also asks whether the Arabic word "Yusuf" means liar. For the benefit of the in-breds who pollute cyberspace with their imbecilic site, allow me to clarify the matter.
"Yusuf" is in fact a form of HEBREW spelling of the name of the Bliblical and Koranic prophet Joseph. Arabs tend to spell the name as "Yousef" or "Youssef". Israelis and Jews who use the Hebrew pronunciation tend to spell it as "Yosef" or "Yusuf".
In fact, on quite a few occasions have I been approached by Jews and asked if I was an Israeli. Why? Because of the way my surname is spelt.
Aah well, I guess in the eyes of some chronic racists, that makes me the type of chappy who tends to have a big nose.
(Thanks to BC of Melbourne for the tip-off.)
Words © Irfan Yusuf 2008