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Who Wants To Be a Thousandaire?

10/20/2008 12:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Here's another reason why people hate America -- other countries can't even afford to play our games.

"Who Wants to be a Millionaire" just got picked up in Afghanistan, where the prize of one million Afghani is equal to roughly $20,000.

But comparatively speaking, 20K is enough to make you rich in Afghanistan -- the average citizen makes about $340 a year.

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Mhenad    

"11. I completely agree with DJ. If your people were a bit more civil, it wouldn't happen. Also, you can not group all of Americans into one ignorant group- or you're being a hypocrite.

Posted at 2:05PM on Oct 20th 2008 by jesse"

Way to prove a point. You just clumped all his people in one group, YA BIG HYPOCRITE.

2138 days ago
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Jheer    

DJ and Jesse, I think you misunderstood the killing part. An American killed an in innocent American Sikh because he thought that the Sikh man was Muslim (after the 911 attacks). The American was unaware what or who Sikhs are and that they actually wear a traditional turban as part of their religion. We are just raising awareness so innocent people aren't murdered(not by Sikhs or Muslims, but by ignorant and deranged morons) . I think TMZ did the right thing by removing the turban from the picture. No on on these postings even came close to saying that they would commit murder over a turban. So before you make ignorant and uncivil comments about people not progressing in the last five hundred years, go talk to the caucasian man in jail for murder of an innocent Sikh man whom he thought to be muslim, before you preach progression. This is not about us vs you or any of that crap, its just us trying to raise awareness and make sure that there are no more innocent victims.

2138 days ago
18.

TJ    

I thought it was a towel.

2138 days ago
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hell with them all    

They also give away the beheaded to their loved ones after the game. Money and a head what winnings!!!!

2138 days ago
20.

yoda    

Oh c'mon guys, put the turban back on lol

Good grief, tell the whining PC police to go cry to their mommies. Life isn't fair. Get over it.




2138 days ago
21.

Bevoir    

And here's yet another reason why other countries hate America...stealing other peoples ideas and then passing them off as your own!! Millionaire is NOT a U.S game - it was created in the U.K.

2138 days ago
22.

To see or not to see    

....... This is not about us vs you or any of that crap, it's just us trying to raise awareness and make sure that there are no more innocent victims.
Posted at 2:48PM on Oct 20th 2008 by Jheer
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Now I am confused... Are you upset because the victim was believed to be a muslim and he wasn't ?
Would the killing have been less tragic if the random victim was a muslim ?

2138 days ago
23.

smart person    

halla halla muhammed jihad.

2138 days ago
24.

Amanda    

Turbulent Times-
I believe his point was that the victim was killed FOR being a Muslim - that is, the assailant killed him because he thought he was a Muslim and wanted to kill Muslims - when in fact, the victim wasn't Muslim at all. The assailant assumed he was Muslim because of the turban.
Same thing happened after Vietnam. People of Chinese or Japanese heritage were beat up (and occasionally killed) by angry Americans who assumed they were Vietnamese.

2137 days ago
25.

hermyown    

Wow, this is a really offensive post. Am really bewildered...

I have to many things to say to this!! Won't even waste so that much time.

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