by D. L. Adams
It has been observed that humor stops at Mohammed’s door.
It is Sunna to kill those who mock Islam, and its leaders. Sunna means that this is an example set by Mohammed for all adherents of the so-called “religion of peace” to follow forever. Beheading, brutality, pedophilia, and murder are also “Sunna”.
While the life of Mohammed does give us examples of humor from the perspective of the prophet, the finest example of humanity that all adherents of the “religion of peace” are to emulate, we have seen that anything deviating from these pious examples is frowned upon.
This lack of humor inclusiveness was discovered by the Danish cartoonists much to their horror and that of millions of other funny people (i.e., people who love liberty and freedom). Now, the comedian Sasha Baron Cohen has discovered it as well.
The mystery of the recent threat against “Borat” is not that it has been issued but rather that it seems so late in coming.
Generally, a humor assault on the sacred concepts of Islam results in immediate street demonstrations, fatwas, and overt acts of violence against the humorist (and his/her supporters). Not in this case. The response from the terrorist adherents of the “religion of peace” appears tardy.
The Times of London reports that Sasha Baron Cohen, the aggressive humorist behind the “Borat” character, is under threat by terrorists. His crime: he played a joke on them. (Click on the link to see the video, it’s quite short and funny.)
Sacha Baron Cohen has stepped up his security after being threatened by a militant Palestinian group angered at its portrayal in the film Brüno.The al-AqsaMartyrs’ Brigades, a coalition of Palestinian militias in the West Bank, said in a statement released to a Jerusalem-based journalist that it was “very upset” that it featured in the film starring Baron Cohen’s homosexual fashionista alter ego.“We reserve the right to respond in the way we find suitable against this man,” it said. “The movie was part of a conspiracy against the al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades.” (Times of London)
Cultures that are modern and inclusive understand and embrace humor. Cultures that are reactionary and pre-modern as is Islam cannot countenance satire and humor. Humor and satire are consistent with free-thinking, freedom of thought and speech, and intellectualism. People who think freely find humor in one another and in the world. In totalitarian systems like Islam humor is not allowed; only authoritarian thinking is allowed,that is one can only think what the theocratic dictatorship clicque want you to think. They get these directives directly from the doctrine of Islam. In Islam it is considered pious to kill people who tell jokes. Mohammed did it, so it is sunna.
Let us examine Islamic humor for a moment. Mohammed had a sense of humor. It is somewhat different from ours. Allah also likes humor. Unfortunately, what is funny to them means death to us.
‘Asim b. ‘Umar b. Qatada told me that ‘Auf b. Harith-his mother was ‘Afra’-said ‘O apostle of God, what makes the Lord laugh with joy at His servant?’ He answered, ‘When he plunges into the midst of the enemy without mail.’ ‘Auf drew off the mail-coat that was on him and threw it away: then he seized his sword and fought the enemy till he was slain. (Sira, Ishaq, 446)
I said (to myself), ‘You will soon know!’ and as soon as the /badu/ was asleep and snoring I got up and killed him in a more horrible way than any man has been killed. I put the end of my bow in his sound eye, then I bore down on it until I forced it out at the back of his neck. Then I came out like a beast of prey and took the highroad like an eagle hastening until I came out at a village which, (said the narrator), he described; then to Rakuba and al-Naqi’ where suddenly there appeared two Meccans whom Quraysh had sent to spy on the apostle. I recognized them and called on them to surrender, and when they refused I shot one and killed him, and the other surrendered. I bound him and took him to the apostle.Ibn Ishaq from Sulayman b. Wardan from his father from ‘Amr b.Umayya: ‘When I got to Medina I passed some shaykhs of the Ansar and, when they exclaimed at me some young men heard my name and ran to tell the apostle. Now I had bound my prisoner’s thumbs with my bowstring, and when the apostle looked at him he laughed so that one could see his back teeth. He asked my news and when I told him what had happened heblessed me’) (Sira, Tabari, 914).
Consider the annoyance that the terrorists must have felt when they realized that a kafir jew pretending to be a kafir gay man had a laugh at their expense. The insult could not have been deeper. Response must be made; Mohammed killed those who mocked him, it is sunna!
Narrated Abu Huraira:Allah’s Apostle said, “Allah welcomes two men with a smile; one of whom kills the other and both of them enter Paradise. One fights in Allah’s Cause and gets killed. Later on Allah forgives the ‘killer who also getsmartyred (In Allah’s Cause).” (Bukhari, Hadith, 4:52:80)
In Islam Jews and gays are the worst kinds of kafir, the unbeliever; Allah and Mohammed hate the Jews with a passion. The gays, well, they don’t fair much better. In fact, in Baghdad, Iraq, the new Islamic Sharia state built by American military power and profound ignorance and self-destructiveness, gay men are being systematically tortured and murdered in the most brutal ways imaginable.
Humor has power, it is a weapon. Societies that embrace the individual, that revel in intellectual discourse all have the ability to poke fun at themselves. In Islam this is not the case. Authoritarians hate humor.
Reactionary, retrogressive ideologies cannot countenance satire; you see, they are far too serious – the revealed truth of reality is far too serious for humor, even if that “truth” is about hate, violence, intolerance, pedophilia, war-mongering, misogyny, and totalitarian universal supremacism. How funny was 7th century Arabia, after all?
Allah did not create man so that he could have fun. The aim of creation was for mankind to be put to the test through hardship and prayer. An Islamic regime must be serious in every field. There are no jokes in Islam. There is no humour in Islam. There is no fun in Islam. There can be no fun or joy in whatever is serious. (Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini, radio sermon, 1979.)
For Islam no other religion, no other culture, no other political system is acceptable. In fact, no religion other than Allah’s is permitted to exist. This is why Islam is at war with the kafirs everywhere – it is not because of anything that the non-believer has done; it is not because of any “crime” or real “offense” that the unbelievers have committed. The war against the unbeliever is waged for one reason only. The crime of the kafir is that they exist and this is an offense to Allah, Mohammed and the Umma of Islam. The existence of non-Muslims is why they are at war with us and why we must defend ourselves.
But we must give credit where credit is due, Mohammed and Allah have a sense of humor. Allah and Mohammed laugh at the pain and suffering of those they conquer, those they enslave, those they wish to dominate.
“Verily our Lord laughs at the despair that His servants feel, even though His Help is so close!” So Laqit bin Saburah said “O Messenger of Allah – may my mother and father be given as your ransom – and does our Lord laugh?” The prophet replied, “Yes!” Laqit said, “In that case, we will never give up hope of receiving good from a Lord that laughs!” (Hadith, Ibn Majah)
There is humor in the doctrine of Islam. Mohammed and Allah enjoy a good laugh here and there, but for the kafir, it’s all not very funny at all.
DL Adams is an historian, writer and an ideological warrior in this existential war of civilizations between the west and political Islam. A student of Islam since prior to 9/11, Mr. Adams is a foundationalist who asserts that one can only understand Islam through a study of Islamic doctrine, Koran, Sira, Hadith. Mr. Adams believes that study of Islam is a patriotic duty.