Fun with Muslims
Then one day , while doing the dishwashing, Elena said to herself: “Why isn’t anybody having fun with Muslims?” The phrase appealed to her so much, she decided to take up the challenge. Herself originating from an upper class part of town where few Muslims were available, she started approaching Muslims in shops and calling Islamic organizations on the phone. Her question: “Can I have fun with you?”
The result is a book full of adventures such as shopping with a fundamentalist, playing badminton with a Moroccan in jail and a visit to Six Flags with a Turkish family and a racist. As it turns out, Muslims are loads of fun. Or, to be more precise, ‘the’ Muslim doesn’t exist. The people Elena spoke too had extremely different views on religion and life in general.
In addition to all the stories and adventures, the book contains many humorous suggestions for Muslay people who also would like to enjoy Muslims. There’s a T-shirt saying ‘teach me something about Islam and I’ll pay you a euro’. There’s a headscarf for Hijab Barbie and a beard for Fundamentalist Ken. The book contains a list of useful sentences in Arabic, such as ‘Hello there, beautiful’ and ‘There never were men on the moon, the Americans just pretended.’ All of this in a pretty and colorful design.