In “Cultural Jihad: Hollywood Documentary to Mock ‘Islamophobes'” in Breitbart News, September 2, Pamela Geller skewers Dean Obeidallah’s new Riefenstahl-like propaganda film:
Politico reported Monday that “two comedians are tackling the sensitive topic of Islamophobia in the way they know best: laughter.” The article, entitled “Film tackles Islamophobia with humor,” puffs up Negin Farsad and Dean Obeidallah, “the co-directors of “˜The Muslims Are Coming!” which tracks a group of Muslim-American stand-ups as they perform across the country and tackle people’s stereotypes.”
We aren’t even allowed to discuss Islam and the doctrine of jihad in the mainstream media, but “Islamophobia” is a matter for comedy? How perfect: making fun of a subject that the American people don’t even begin to understand because of the prohibition on the subject matter.Â
The slaughter of religious minorities under Sharia is hardly a laughing matter. Neither are New York on 9/11, Madrid on 3/11, London on 7/7, the Bali bombing, Beslan, Boston, Mumbai and the over 20,000 jihad terror attacks worldwide since 9/11. The vicious oppression and slaughter of Christians in Nigeria, Indonesia, Egypt, Ethiopia, the Philippines, andÂ LebanonÂ is not funny. The slaughter of HindusÂ and BuddhistsÂ through jihad is not funny.
And make no mistake: those tens of thousands of acts of jihad violence are what lead to caution concerning devout Muslims. It doesn’t come out of nowhere. There is a body count in the millions. It isn’t the work of people who are accused of being “Islamophobes.” And even less funny is that we can’t talk about it. Those few voices of truth who dare to speak on this subject matter are marginalized, demonized and rendered radioactive.
So the new cultural jihad is to make it cool and happening and now to make fun of the people who do talk about it at risk of their reputations and livelihoods and personal safety.
In June 2012, Robert Spencer and I heldÂ a human rights conference in California as a tribute to Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, who was on death row in Iran for the crime of converting from Islam to Christianity. All of the speakers were former Muslims, and each one related his or her personal journey away from Islam and the personal and physical cost of that journey: loss of their families, loss of their homes, loss of their jobs. Some spoke in harrowing detail about how Muslims physically attacked them, solely because they had turned away from the religion.
What about the human rights of those people? Are they to be held up to ridicule and scorn? Apparently Dean Obeidallah thinks so. He attacked us mercilessly for holding that conference.Â
At the same time as our conference was being held, Dean was in another hotel nearby, speaking at a conference of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). Incidentally, that group was named an unindicted co-conspirator by the Justice Department in the trial of the Holy Land Foundation for its ties to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood.