Thursday, 23 January 2014

I dare you not to be offended

by this image

which is of the mug I drink my tea from every morning. It's apparently the same image the BBC was too cowardly to show recently when it featured on T-shirts worn by two members of a studio audience . I bought the mug several years ago, from Cafepress, and link to Jesus and Mo from this blog. I am a Christian, and I find Jesus and Mo amusing. Maajid Nawaz is a Muslim, and finds this image inoffensive. He is a Liberal Democrat too, but perhaps he'll grow out of that. There are now death threats and calls for a fatwa on Maajid Nawaz, because he refuses to be offended. This is what the Telegraph had to say:

Muslim politician Maajid Nawaz tweeted a picture of a t-shirt with a crudely-drawn cartoon entitled ‘Jesus and Mo’ which he describes as an “innocuous” and inoffensive.
However the image has caused fury among some members of the Islamic community who believe images of the prophet Muhammed are forbidden.
More than 7,000 people have now signed a petition calling for the Liberal Democrats to suspend Mr Nawaz.
Some have even suggested a fatwa should be placed on him while others have threatened they would be “glad to cut your neck off”.
Even the controversial MP George Galloway has waded into the row, tweeting: “No Muslim will ever vote for the Liberal Democrats anywhere ever unless they ditch the provocateur Majid Nawaz, cuckold of the EDL.”
What is happening in England? What?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I saw the programme, The Big Question on BBC 1, hosted by the odious Nicky Campbell.
When he does programmes on adoption and on reuniting families, he is very good, with a lot of empathy, because he knows the subject.
This programme brings extreme people of each religion and denomination and extreme liberal theologians and anti-religious people, all with political agendas. Campbell pushes people to each extreme to provoke argument and anger.
Today they discussed Just War and of course they all hated Tony Blair.
We do not see any genuine religious people with mainstream religious views, who actually like people, on this show.