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Saturday, February 04, 2006


Those Wacky Muslims

As the anger felt among Muslims over the depiction of the prophet Muhammad in a newspaper cartoon continues to incite violent protests against the European Union, news comes today that the Islamic community may soon have another target for its ire: the television industry.

Daily Variety reports that the cable network FX is in discussions to pick up a series from Ashton Kutcher's Katalyst Films that would reimagine Muhammad and Jesus as roommates attempting to start up a crisis counseling center in Jerusalem. The series, tentatively titled Non-Prophet, will star Breckin Meyer as Jesus and Kutcher's former That 70s Show co-star Wilmer Valderrama as Muhammad.

Reached for comment at Demi Moore's house, Kutcher told Variety, "It's gonna be, like, funny and stuff."

The Muslim community appears to be split in its response to the program. Cleric Ahmed al-Hassoun of the Syrian group People For the Love of Allah's Glory told a reporter for the Associated Press, "The infidel Kutcher will scream for agony in the belly of a snake. The Butterfly Effect was an insult to everyone, but what he's doing now is, in essence, directing a stream of urine at the heart of our religion. PFLAG will not rest until we have Ashton's head on a platter. Plus, he's way too young for Demi."

Meanwhile, the New York-based Islamic Anti-Defamation League released a statement in which they said, "From anyone else, this show would be an insult. But when it comes from the man who gave us Punk'd, what can we do but laugh?"

FX has expressed confidence in the new show, which they say will form part of a comedy bloc in tandem with the returning Monk and a reality show in which people defecate on Danny Bonaduce's head. The network will apparently have no trouble finding advertisers for the show and have reportedly reached a sponsorship deal with Enzyte.

As Muslims we are required to respect all religions, be it people who are Christians, Jewish, Hindu

So i’m really surprised at the pictures published in the newspaper, and also of their false nature. Maybe people should read about Prophet Muhummmad peace be upon him, and realise that he was a mercy to all mankind.

Attacking the prophet peace be upon him by drawing such pictures is attacking Muslims directly.

We dont draw pictures of other prophets like Abraham, Moses, Jesus, infact we respect them, and would never think to do such drawings.
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