The Iranian Ambassador to the UN had just finished giving a speech and walked out into the lobby of the convention center where he
met U.S. General Patraeus.
They shook hands.
As they walked the Iranian said, “You know, I have just one question about what I have seen in America ..”
The General said, “Well, anything I can do to help you, I will.” The Iranian whispered, “My son watches this American show called Star Trek.
On this show there is Kirk who is American, Chekhov who is Russian, Scotty who is Scottish, Uhura who is black and Sulu who is Japanese, but
there no Muslims. My son is very upset and doesn’t understand why there aren’t any Iranians, Iraqis, Afghans, Syrians or Pakistanis on Star Trek.”
The General laughed, leaned toward the Iranian ambassador, and whispered back, “That’s because it takes place in the future”.