Oh, my, how wickedly derisive these religious spoofs are getting! For example, I just found out about a British Islamic campaign called “Inspired by Muhammad” and it’s as snarky as anything I’ve ever seen. Just check out one of their ads:
Oh, snap. Obviously, they’re using satire and sarcasm to actually denounce all the social injustices, oppression of women and other societal ailments that are pervading through British society with the influx of narrow-minded bigoted fundamentalist and radical Islamists. How clever …
Wait, what? It’s not satire? They actually mean that stuff?
Well, okay then. Rather than tediously point out just how those claims are completely and utterly false, this is a situation that best warrants that greatest weapon of all: truthful snark. And lots of it.
|Inspired by Muhammad” campaign ad (sex with children, slavery, racial discrimination) with Quran citations|
Look, it’s even annotated and everything, quite unlike the original ad. Oh, Uzza. What would the world do without your acidic teeth?
There are plenty more parodies popping up all over the place as well, including from Jesus and Mo, so keep an eye out for them.
The problem with this campaign is as Hemant Mehta at Friendly Atheist puts it very well:
It’s a nice attempt at a campaign. There’s obviously something wrong with the image of Islam. But unlike the image problems for atheism (that prompted all of our ads), the negative perception of Islam isn’t unwarranted.
Radical Muslims, no doubt, have done awful things and continue to do them.
But Moderate Muslims aren’t helping their cause.
They don’t do nearly enough to criticize the radicals. Sure, they denounce violence in the name of Islam, but how often do you hear them denouncing things like the female face coverings? Anyone remember when they got mad at us for drawing images of Muhammad? One of the most outspoken moderate Muslims, Eboo Patel, compared atheists’ harmless stick figure drawings to a swastika!
And he deserves to be called an idiot for that, many times over.
(via Friendly Atheist)