This is a joke told by an Iraqi cameraman:
"Three people died and were sent to Hell. One was American, one was European, and one was Iraqi. They all asked if they could make a phone call to their families. The American talked for ten minutes, and the demons charged him $20,000. The European talked for five minutes, and they charged him $5,000. The Iraqi talked for about two hours, and they charged him fifty cents. 'Hey!' said the American. 'How come this guy only had to pay fifty cents, when he talked for hours?'
'Well,' said the nearest demon. 'It's practically a local call.'"