The Iranian Ambassador to the UN had just finished giving a speech and walked out into the lobby of the convention center’s grand foyer where he was introduced to a United States Marine Corps General.
As they talked, the Iranian said, “I have just one question about what I have seen in America.”
The General said, “Well, is there something I can enlighten you on?”
The Iranian whispered, “My son watches this show called ‘Star Trek’ and in it there is… Kirk who is Canadian, Chekhov who is Russian, Scotty who is Scottish, Uhura who is black, and Sulu who is Japanese, but there are NO Muslims. My son is very upset and doesn’t understand why there aren’t any Iranians, Iraqis, Afghans, Egyptians, Uzbekis, Palestinians, Saudis,
Syrians, or Pakistanis on ‘Star Trek’. Why is this?”
“The General leaned toward the Iranian Ambassador, and whispered back in his ear, “Well, sir. That’s because it takes place in the future…”