A little terrorism humor

A little terrorism humor
: Pedram passes on a little terrorism humor at Eyeranian:

An old Egyptian man lived alone in Idaho. He wanted to spade his potato garden, but it was very hard work. His only son, Abdul, who used to help him, was being held by the FBI for aiding and abetting terrorists. The old man wrote a letter to his son and described his predicament.

Dear Abdul,

I am feeling pretty bad because it looks like I won’t be able to plant my potato garden this year. I’m just getting too old to be digging up a garden plot. If you were here, all my troubles would be over. I know you would dig the plot for me.

Your Dad, Mohammad.

A few days later he received a letter from his son.

Dear Dad,

For heaven’s sake, don’t dig up that garden, that’s where I buried the biological weapons.

Love, Abdul.

At 4 a.m. the next morning, F.B.I. agents and local police showed up and dug up the entire area without finding any weapons. They apologized to the old man and left. That same day the old man received another letter from his son.

Dear Dad,

Go ahead and plant the potatoes now. That’s the best I could do under the circumstances.

Love, Abdul.

  • Jody Tresidder

    Fine joke – and just as good as when I first heard it on an episode of the brilliant UK TV prison sitcom “Porridge” about 20 years ago. (Except it was a con’s allegedly backyard buried gold). Funny what sticks in your brain.

  • In the version of this joke I read somewhere a long time ago, the guy in prison is a farmer who robbed a bank but never told where he hid the loot.

  • balbulican

    Interesting to see it resurface as a terrorist joke. I first heard this about twenty years ago starring Paddy from Derry, jailed in London as and IRA suspect and begging his da not to dig up the auld potato patch.

  • I first heard it about refuseniks.