Religion & Spirituality

RANT: Why Can’t You Poke Fun of Muslims Like You Can with Christians?

So I’m driving back from a long weekend hippy convention and I’m listening to KFI AM 640 because it’s like blind people’s television. One of the stories is about a new show, GCB (Good Christian Bellas/Bitches) on ABC. Ever the shite starter, presidential hopeful, Newt Gingritch said that this show is discriminatory against Christians, a religious group other religious (and nonreligious) groups feel safe about bashing, whereas with say, Muslims, to create anything comical against Allah is grounds for a fatwa, beheading and stoning.

Here’s what he said:

“Look at the new show that’s on that has the word ‘Christian’ in it, and I want you to take the exact name, drop out Christian and put in ‘Muslim.’ And ask yourself is their any network that would have dared to run a show like that and you know the answer is not a one, because anti-Christian bigotry is just fine in the entertainment industry but they have to be very protective of Islam.”

Fact is, it’s true. The extremists of Islam have completely hijacked (yes, I went there) this religion and culture to the point that every discussion or criticism about it stays off the table. Muslims get the kid gloves treatment while Christians get thrown under the bus. Why is that? Is it because a Christian will just give you a stern bible thump while a Muslim will cut your throat? This tip-toeing is really getting annoying. Even our president is cow-towing, apologizing personally for every infraction. Last week, it was the Koran burning. This week he’s apologizing for a whack job who went on a killing rampage. And why is he doing it? Because the entire Muslim religion has him by the gonads. It’s absurd. Did the president apologize to the parents of the children killed and injured in that shooting in Ohio? How about we demand Obama apologize to all the families who were killed in last week’s deadly tornadoes? No?

Oh–it’s because he has no control over crazy people and acts of God? Bingo. Yet, $123,154,079 kabillion that some Afghans are now plotting their revenge on the entire United State of America because these folks don’t understand nuance. While the shooting is horrific, it was not state sanctioned. But because of who and what we are dealing with, the order to kill those 16 folks (9 of them children) might as well have been an executive order.

And to the moderate Muslims angry about being piled into one glob of a stereotype, you only have yourselves to blame. You allow these gangsters to dominate the perceptions of the religion. It’s just like how black folks can’t really complain about our image when we allow pedophiles, (c)rappers, crooks, liars, spouse beaters and cheaters to speak for us.

But back to comedy. Can anyone think of a single, solitary joke about Islam that hasn’t called for someone to be killed for daring such an affront? Remember the fallout from the Mohammad cartoon?

‘Nuff said. And before anyone comes on here to declare a jihad, I really don’t have any skin in the game–I’m becoming more spiritual and less religious, so I really don’t care which team anyone is on (don’t worry Mom; I still love Jesus). But you can not tell me there is not an unfair and DEADLY double standard here and we PC folks are all tippy toeing around this like everything’s all good with gravy.

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