Saudi Arabia bans Pokemon
March 26, 2001 6:54 AM   Subscribe

Saudi Arabia bans Pokemon. La ilaha illalah, Muhammad-ur-rasul-illah, you betcha!
posted by jfuller (6 comments total)
Funny. I have the game. Doesn't look Jewish to me. But you never know....Perhaps the Jews run the entertainment business in Japan.
posted by Postroad at 7:05 AM on March 26, 2001

I'd normally insert a pun about "PikaJew" here, but I think I'll pass over that one......(ba-dum-ching)
posted by briank at 7:11 AM on March 26, 2001

Might this be the reason for the Taliban actions? They thought the stautes of Buddha were huge Pokemon?
posted by Dagobert at 7:37 AM on March 26, 2001

Probably has something to do with the Yun Geller character, which also managed to piss off magician Uri Geller. Now that's an accomplishment.
posted by dhartung at 8:03 AM on March 26, 2001

Sarah Michelle Gellar declined comment, and continued to telekinetically bend spoons.
posted by Skot at 8:52 AM on March 26, 2001

I suspect the religious leader is making an Ash of himself.

... or perhaps Team Rocket is behind this ruling?

"Jihad, I choose you!"
posted by darren at 10:56 AM on March 26, 2001

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