Wednesday, February 20, 2013

CAIR Condemns SNL's "Djesus Uncrossed"

Now I'm confused. According to Muhammad, the Muslim Jesus is going to return to earth one day, and he is going to kill all Jews, Christians, and other non-Muslims, in the most brutal campaign of Islamic Jihad the world has ever seen. Yet CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad finds the portrayal of Jesus in SNL's Tarantino spoof "Djesus Uncrossed" offensive. Awad writes:

"Such misrepresentation of what Jesus, peace be upon him, stands for is extremely offensive to Muslims and to all those who believe in his message. While we understand the use of shocking imagery and bizarre juxtapositions to provoke a humorous response, we believe such a distasteful portrayal of a religious figure revered by billions of Muslims and Christians worldwide crosses the comedic line.

"We strongly support free speech rights for all, but one would hope that common decency and respect for the beliefs of others would help avoid such unfortunate depictions."

Look, if we're going to start complaining about offensive misrepresentations of Jesus, I'd have to say that I find the Islamic Isa to be far more offensive than the Tarantino Djesus. After all, SNL's skit was meant to be taken as a joke, while the Qur'an is meant to be taken seriously. The Muslim sources present Jesus as the most stupendous failure in the history of the prophets:

The Muslim Isa also predicted the coming of Muhammad (Qur'an 61:6), making him a supporter of one of the most vile religious leaders in history. From a Christian perspective, one of the most offensive acts imaginable is to reduce the Incarnate Son of God to an errand boy for Allah, the self-proclaimed "greatest of deceivers" (Qur'an 3:54).

I'm waiting for CAIR's apology.

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