"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.