It’s so easy to blaspheme Islam.
|Allah as a clown|
It’s as easy as laughing at the irony of a Muslim clown entertaining at a children’s party.
A Muslim clown? Is there such a thing? A Muslim comedian is not necessarily a clown, threatening the kids with eternal hellfire if they can’t remember how to recite the shadada.
Actually, there is a whole Wikipedia entry on Islamic humor. Reviewing some of the humor in the Koran and Hadith, it wasn’t of Jerry Seinfeld caliber, or even of Archie Bunker’s. Mohammad would bomb at the Comedy Club. His first set would be the last. Perhaps the kids might chuckle when the clown bangs his head so hard it hurts (which would instantly earn him a Fatwa; after all one is not supposed to feel pain when expressing obedience to Allah). There are a couple dozen standup comedians who…
…use comedy to educate people about Islam, invite people towards Islam, and encourage good actions….
Bruce Bawer has an article, “Improving Muslim Integration: Sending in the Clowns,”
on the elaborate Swedish effort and expense to bring enlightenment to Muslim kids, especially, in countries torn by religious sectarianism.
Nonetheless, the Swedish Migration Board has managed to find an unspecified number of kronor – apparently in the millions – to spend on the services of an organization called Clowner utan Gränser. Translation: Clowns without Borders (hereafter CWB). According to an article in the invaluable Friatider website, CWB plans to “’play’ its way to better integration.”
The Migration Board specifies that the clowns will be used to integrate non-EU immigrants – which in Sweden, of course, mostly means Muslims.
After reading Friatider’s story, I naturally went straight to CWB’s website. Front and center is detailed information about how to contribute money to this thing: “Become a donor and spread laughter every month!”
Click on “about us” and you’ll find out that CWB was founded in 1996 and operates in a dozen countries, sending clowns into refugee camps and youth prisons. CWB’s declared mission is “to meet children in pleasure, play, and joy.” It seeks to create “hope, humanity, and the will to live.” Its vision is “a world filled with play, laughter, and dreams, where all people have the opportunity to develop, express themselves freely, and feel hope even in vulnerable situations.” All its work “is done in our belief that it creates a better world.”
|What? No virgins? Just dates? Are you joking?|
A “better world”? One in which a happy Muslim rapes, stabs, throws acid into someone’s face, or commits vehicular jihad with a smile on his face? Is a jihadi all “play, laugher, and dreams”? Bawer remarks later in his July 2017 article:
…But the main point here, obviously, is that the eagerness of the Swedish Migration Board to bring “play, laughter, and dreams” to Muslim children makes one thing perfectly clear: namely, that – even after all these years, all these immigrants, and all these failed efforts at integration – Swedish authorities still don’t know the first damned thing about Islam. Have none of them ever come across the Ayatollah Khomeini’s famous pronouncement on the subject of play and laughter?
“Allah,” declared Khomeini, “did not create man so that he could have fun. The aim of creation was for mankind to be put to the test through hardship and prayer. An Islamic regime must be serious in every field. There are no jokes in Islam. There is no humor in Islam. There is no fun in Islam. There can be no fun and joy in whatever is serious.”
Of course, the Sh’ite Iranian mullahs are certifiably humorless. We can see that in virtually every photograph of a knee-slapping mullah. But the Sunni sheiks of Saudi Arabia probably snickered up their sleeves when Barack Obama bowed to kiss the hand of the King of the country in 2009.
The pure evil of Islam, however, is no laughing matter. It has slaughtered more people over the centuries than Hitler and Stalin put together.