An Iraqi, a German and an American got arrested consuming alcohol which is a severe offense in Saudi Arabia, so for the terrible crime they are all sentenced 20 lashes each of the whip. As they were preparing for their punishment, the Sheik announced:
“It’s my first wife’s birthday today, and she has asked me to allow each of you one wish before your whipping.”
The German was first in line, he thought for a while and then said: “Please tie a pillow to my back.”
This was done, but the pillow only lasted 10 lashes & the German had to be carried away bleeding and crying with pain.
The American was next up. After watching the German in horror he said smugly: “Please fix two pillows to my back.”
But even two pillows could only take 15 lashes & the American was also led away whimpering loudly.
The Iraqi was the last one up, but before he could say anything, the Sheikh turned to him and said:
“You belong to neighboring country so you may have two wishes!”
“Thank you, your Most Royal and Merciful highness,” Iraqi replied.
“In recognition of your kindness, my first wish is that you give me not 20, but 100 lashes.”
“Not only are you an honorable, handsome and powerful man, you are also very brave.” The Sheik said with an admiring look on his face.
“If 100 lashes is what you desire, then so be it.
“And what is your second wish, ?” the Sheik asked.
Iraqi smiled and said, “Tie the American to my back” !!!
I hope the american was Bush! because i have a lot of nice american friends (sorry to all hehe) 🙂