If Barrier Reef Was ‘In Danger’ We’d Have Locked It Up In Detention By Now, Australia Says

“When you see us towing the Reef off to Manus, you’ll know that we consider it in danger”

If Barrier Reef Was ‘In Danger’ We’d Have Locked It Up In Detention By Now, Australia Says

Environment Minister Sussan Ley has reiterated the Government’s position on the Great Barrier Reef, saying Australia’s approach to those in danger on our waters is clear.

“We lock them up. We tow them to an island and lock them up. Clearly that hasn’t happened yet for the Reef, so it’s pretty obvious that we don’t see it as being in danger,” Ms Ley said.

“When you see us ripping the Reef apart and towing it off to Manus, that’s when you’ll know that we consider it in danger”.

She said there were obvious reasons why the Reef had been given preferential treatment. “It’s white. It’s white, and it’s getting whiter. And while the fact that the reef is whiter now does make us like it a lot more, the white Australia policy has been off the books since 1973,” Ms Ley said before doing a comically big wink.

The party maintains that despite its whiteness if the reef insists on being in danger in Australian waters their hands will be tied. The recent clearing out of medevac patients means there is space at Nauru and Manus Islands.

By Matt Harvey

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Prophet Muhammad Disappointed to Find So Few Statues and Paintings of Himself

The Prophet Muhammad admitted today that he was a bit disappointed to find that, 1,400 years after creating what he believed to be the perfect society in modern-day Saudi Arabia, the world seemingly has largely forgotten about him. “I realize a millennium and a half is a long time, but I expected to find at least The post Prophet Muhammad Disappointed to Find So Few Statues and Paintings of Himself appeared first on The Mideast Beast.

Prophet Muhammad Disappointed to Find So Few Statues and Paintings of Himself

The Prophet Muhammad admitted today that he was a bit disappointed to find that, 1,400 years after creating what he believed to be the perfect society in modern-day Saudi Arabia, the world seemingly has largely forgotten about him.

“I realize a millennium and a half is a long time, but I expected to find at least an occasional painting or sculpture of myself,” Muhammad told The Mideast Beast. “I see paintings of the Prophet Isa [Jesus] all over the place, and the Prophet Musa [Moses] was played by Christian Bale in a sweet biopic a few years back. Not to sound too pompous, but I think my life would make a pretty cool biopic. Maybe Will Smith could play me. If not there’s always Seth Rogan. He doesn’t like the Israelites anyhow.”

Muhammad said he at least expected to see statues of himself in Mecca and Medina, but found in these cities there were no artistic portrayals of him and therefore, he surmised, he has apparently no committed followers.

“I was featured in some French magazine a few times,” Muhammad explained, “but frankly the pictures of me were a bit weird. And a few years ago there was a movie about me, called The Innocence of Muslims, but it had very low production value and honestly, I don’t think many people saw it.”

While Muhammad admitted that it was tough to accept that he’d been more or less forgotten, he pointed out that things could be worse.

“At least now I don’t have to worry about crazy people blowing shit up or killing each other because of something that they think I said 15 centuries ago,” Muhammad sighed. “That would be really depressing.”

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