“Whipped up by the arms industry….So in future we look for Islam to replace communism.” This Leftist tool never heard of jihad, but he understands that his throat could get slit nevertheless, and not by the arms industry. “A Muslim Life Of Brian? No Way, Says Python,” by Elisa Roche for the Daily Express, October 11 (thanks to Wimpy):
COMEDIAN Terry Jones has admitted that he and his Monty Python colleagues would be “frightened” and “think twice” before poking fun at Muslims in today”s politically correct climate.
The Life Of Brian star says he never believed the 1979 comedy about Jesus would be as controversial as it was at the time. He certainly never expected people still to be discussing it now….
Asked if he would make a satirical film about Muslims now, he replied, “Probably not — looking at Salman Rushdie. I suppose people would be frightened.
“I think it’s whipped up by the arms industry. I read an in-house magazine called Weapons Today before the Gulf War and the editorial was headlined, “˜Thank God for Saddam” and went on to say that since perestroika we have an enemy no one can complain about.
“So in future we look for Islam to replace communism.
“I thought they were joking — the Crusades were 1,000 years ago — but of course that’s what’s happening now.” The star, who has a two-year-old daughter by his 28-year-old Swedish girlfriend, is “amazed” The Life Of Brian still provokes rage. “We”re still discussing it, and I don’t know why,” he says.