Perpetual Victims and Victim’s Advocates Attack Conan O’Brien For Making a Joke About Marvel’s New Muslim Character
Conan O’Brien tweeted out a joke about Marvel’s new Muslim Superhero, Kamala Khan.
The joke was about as edgy as a bowling ball, but it cut like a scimitar for the usual suspects who are on perpetual high-alert for any comment at all, even if said with with mirth, about Muslims.
Islam is, apparently, a thin-skinned, joyless and deadly serious religion – emphasis on deadly.
Here is the joke -
Here’s a sampling of some of the reaction, as compiled by The Blaze: (language alert)
-@ConanOBrien fucking racist scumbag.
-@ConanOBrien wow so this is fucking gross and racist. good job guys.
-I think the weirdest thing about the Islamophobic @ConanOBrien joke is it doesn’t even make sense.
-@ConanOBrien A little more digging would alert you to the fact that Ms Marvel is a 16-year-old Muslim American. Sorry, lost respect, CoCo.
-@ConanOBrien kinda tasteless
I’m still not sure what race Muslims are, but never mind that. The joke here makes a reference to a truism about Islam, that polygamy is a tenet of their faith, and is hardly an outrageous blaspheme, unless you’re intolerant of humor. The joke is made about Mormons all the time with nary a twitter pig-pile upon the tweeter.
And a little more digging on the part of the reactionary who commented on the age of the fictitious Kamala and he would learn that being 16 and unmarried in Islam is practically an old-maid. Their faith’s prophet married a 6 year-old. Is this something they are ashamed of?
If Islam is expected to co-exist with America, it is our duty to roast them, just to see if they have what it takes to be a part of our fabric. Americans are a humorous lot with a long tradition of hazing its newest “meltees” to the melting pot.
If good-natured ribbing is met with fainting couches and the vapors I do not have much confidence that this Islam thing is going to go well.
Robert Spencer comments HERE