Friday, September 1, 2006

Pinocchio Converts to Islam

Pinocchio, Tom Sawyer and other characters have been converted to Islam in new versions of 100 classic stories on the Turkish school curriculum.

'Give me some bread, for Allah's sake,' Pinocchio says to Geppetto, his maker, in a book stamped with the crest of the ministry of education.

'Thanks be to Allah,' the puppet says later.

In The Three Musketeers, D'Artagnan is told that he cannot visit Aramis. The reason would surprise the author, Alexandre Dumas.

An old woman explains: 'He is surrounded by men of religion. He converted to Islam after his illness.'

Tom Sawyer may always have shirked his homework, but he is more conscientious in learning his Islamic prayers. He is given a 'special treat' for learning the Arabic words.

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