Good Grief: Charlie Brown, Jihadist

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Funny? No. Politically incorrect? Definitely. The video apparently hasn’t yet drawn an angry response from any Islamists themselves. It was many months after their initial publication before the Danish cartoons gathered momentum as a manufactured controversy; Leary’s video has already been out for years, but since there is no direct representation of Allah or Mohammed therein, perhaps there’s not enough blasphemy for fundamentalist outrage.

Nonetheless, suggesting a direct linkage between terrorism and Islam has apologists for the Religion of Peace up in arms. It has incurred cries of “Islamophobia!” from the totalitarian left, who revel in Bill Maher’s anti-Christian hate speech but are humorless when their sacred cows such as Islam are mocked. Islamophobia Watch, run by two non-Muslim socialists, denounced it as “a jaw-droppingly Islamophobic video…  Apparently crude anti-Muslim stereotyping is fine with Leary.” Apparently crude anti-Christian stereotyping is fine with them, though, because they don’t complain about that aspect of the video.

Someone at the more mainstream New York magazine online called it “severely offensive” and “messed up.” Another website dismissed it as a “particularly xenophobic one-note joke,” although at least they acknowledged that Leary is an “equal opportunity offender.” Indeed, an unapologetic Denis Leary’s Twitter response to the controversy was “If I produced a cartoon about a pedophile priest it wouldn’t mean all Catholics are pedophiles. Just the priests.” Editor John Nolte at Big Hollywood notes that those who are offended by the video’s so-called “Islamophobia” are predictably silent about its mocking of Christianity. He denounces the hypocrites thusly:

Screaming “Islamophobia,” “xenophobia,” “homophobia,” “bullying,” or anything of the like, is just the cowards’ way of telling the satirist to shut up. Repressive tolerance. These awful people hide their desire to silence free speech with the not-so-velvet hammer of political correctness.

Indeed. The Islamists constitute our greatest threat to free speech today, thanks to Secretary of State Clinton’s accommodation of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s efforts to criminalize defamation of religion. But where they themselves fail to clamp down on perceived offenses like Leary’s video, the complicit left can be counted on to pick up the slack and carry on beating the drums of “Islamophobia.”

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To get the whole story on how and why the Left is weakening us in the face of the jihadist assault, read Jamie Glazov’s book, United in Hate: The Left’s Romance with Tyranny and Terror.


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  • Edward

    Correction to article:

    "piano prodigy Linus"

    Schroeder is the piano prodigy.

    Linus is the comfort blanket toting brother of Lucy.

  • BS77

    I liked that Peanuts T shirt which read: "I love humanity….it's people I can't stand."

  • Asher

    And so we are seeing much Evil that will be crushed!

  • Questions

    Denis Leary is South Boston Irish crossed with Henry Rollins. He'll nail anyone. Good for him. Islam is proof that piety and laughter are 180-degree opposite sensibilities. Leary makes us laugh at the pieties and inanities of Islam.

  • joy52

    I saw it on YouTube, and thought it was funny. It had the usual Charlie Brown humor and mocked islam in a humerous way. I would not call it "over the top".

  • flyingtiger

    I have seen this. It was funny.

  • Spider

    "there is no humor in Islam"
    I totally agree but –
    There is also none of the following; freedom, peace, joy, prosperity, foregivness, charity, tolerance, movies, music, libraries, art, universities, enlightenment, normal relationships, or even common sense.

    • tanstaafl

      Totally lacking in any human qualities.


    There is no hope for Islam to enter the enlightenment stage.It began as murderous and stayed that way.

  • Robert A. Hall

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    Author: The Coming Collapse of the American Republic
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  • Ghostwriter

    All this controversy over a goofy cartoon?! That's just plain sad.

  • Fred Dawes

    YOU ARE RIGHT MUSLIMS CAN'T TAKE A JOKE. So remove all muslims that would be a joke any muslims who at some time had been Americans all go to jial for life.

  • hammar

    most islamist are even religious….actually the false puppet wasn't either!

  • Rick_in_VA

    I'm waiting for the idiots at CAIR, to start screaming about the latest GEICO pig ads.

    • Eric G

      pure … adrenalin

  • 9-11 Infidel

    Dennis Leary is an equal opportunity comedian. He picks on all religions equally. Lighten up Mahdi-ist slobs, that clip was a hoot.