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September 24, 2002
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"I asked who was playing. A Moroccan group, said the cabbie. He told me its name. Did I want to know what it was singing? Certainly. It was a plea to Israel from the Arab people. The chorus was, 'We have the same father. Why do you treat us this way?' Who might the father be? I asked. 'Ibrahim,' he said. 'The song is called Ismail and Isaac,' after his sons."
posted by artifex (8 comments total)

 
Name of a nice restaurant, too. Right across from the United Nations building in New York. ;-).
posted by allaboutgeorge at 4:18 AM on September 24, 2002


Sha na na na
Sha na na na
Hey hey
Good bye
posted by mischief at 4:24 AM on September 24, 2002


What do your comments have to do with the article?
posted by donkeyschlong at 4:29 AM on September 24, 2002


They both claim their ancestor was the firstborn.
posted by cx at 5:38 AM on September 24, 2002


donkeyschlong: What do your comments have to do with the article?

You must not have read the article.
posted by syzygy at 6:24 AM on September 24, 2002


Caravaggio rules
posted by matteo at 8:28 AM on September 24, 2002


Interesting article, thanks artifex.
posted by cell divide at 8:40 AM on September 24, 2002


I was reading something similar in an older issue of National Geographic just last night. Very informative stuff.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 9:27 AM on September 24, 2002


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