December 30, 2013
Sandcrawler PSA: Making Fun of Islam Really Really Dangerous
So pick on the Christians, because they take stuff Jesus said about killing not people pretty seriously.
Don't expect any wacky Islam-based skits when Monty Python reunites in the new year.Next some Muslim will be offended and cut his head off anyway because he portrayed Islam as too violent to make fun of.
The British troupe is known for poking fun at all manner of subjects, including religion in films like Monty Python's Life of Brian. But Monty Python member Michael Palin says making even an innocent joke about Islam puts a comic in the cross-hairs, and he prefers to stay far, far away from that. Religion in general is a far more touchy subject than it was 30 years ago, he says, but one religion makes mockery a dangerous business.
Damned if you do, damned if you don't.