It was just a joke, but as the Ayatollah Khomeini said, “There is no humor in Islam.” O’Brien tweeted: “She has so many more special powers than her husband’s other wives.” This is “racist,” as well as “gross” — but what race is Muslim polygamy again? I keep forgetting.
O’Brien’s joke has a factual basis. The Qur’an says: “And if you fear that you will not deal justly with the orphan girls, then marry those that please you of [other] women, two or three or four. But if you fear that you will not be just, then [marry only] one or those your right hand possesses. That is more suitable that you may not incline [to injustice].” (4:3)
But as O’Brien is discovering now, calling attention to uncomfortable truths about Islam is “racist” and wrong, even if they’re undeniably…truths. I am sure that Conan O’Brien will not make this mistake again. After all, he wants to stay on television; bringing uncomfortable aspects of Islam to light is quickest way to be read out of polite and decent society. Just ask Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins, formerly darlings of the Leftist intelligentsia — until they touched that third rail of American public discourse.
–˜F***in Gross & Racist”: Controversy Brews Over Conan O”Brien’s “˜Muslim Female Superhero” Joke,” by Oliver Darcy for The Blaze, November 9:
Editor’s note: Some strong language is used in the tweets embedded in this post.
Late night comedian Conan O”Brien turned to Twitter Friday night to make a joke about the new Muslim superhero unveiled by Marvel “” but some fans did not take it well.
“Marvel Comics is introducing a new Muslim Female superhero,” O”Brien tweeted to his over nine-million followers. “She has so many more special powers than her husband’s other wives.”
However, soon after sending the tweet, others hit the comedian back online, with some individuals even branding the joke as racist.
Here are the tweets: