If Joey Rasdien had said anything remotely negative about Judaism or Christianity, he would have been celebrated as an “edgy” and “iconoclastic” comedian. But when he dared say something mildly critical about Islam, he and the organizers of the event where this took place had to issue abject apologies. The whole world is cowering in fear before barbarians who will murder you for insulting them.
“WATCH: Comedian apologises after causing uproar at festival,” by Yasmine Jacobs, IOL.za, July 23, 2017:
Cape Town – South African comedian Joey Rasdien has apologised for comments that he made during his slot at the Ilm Arts Festival at the Sandton Convention Centre on Saturday.
He apologised in the form of a tweet wherein he expressed its intention to be satirical….
“There is this other brah. This is going to be a bit controversial. I love Islam but there are certain things that make me wonder. That brah that wrote 40 000 hadiths in two years. there are 365 days in a year which makes it 740 days in two years,” he said at the festival.
The ‘brah’ that he referred to was one of the companions to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
“There’s 365 days in a year which makes it 740 days in two years which gives you 1440 minutes per day, plus you must sleep. How can you write forty thousand hadiths in two years?”
Shortly after that, he made remarks about women who were clearly offended by his comments.
He was then told to get off the stage by one of the audience.
The organisers have distanced themselves from the comedian and and have also apologised to those who were offended….