Barack Obama said: “I consider it part of my responsibility as President of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear.”
We live in an increasingly politically correct world, a world in which no one can be labeled, even if they fit the correct profile. A criminal cannot be called a criminal because of their skin color or their religion, so the pendulum swings in the opposite direction. When one subset of people are protected by political correctness, another must become the target.
According to Breitbart:
“Politico reported Monday that ‘two comedians are tackling the sensitive topic of Islamophobia in the way they know best: laughter.’ The article, entitled ‘Film tackles Islamophobia with humor,’ puffs up Negin Farsad and Dean Obeidallah, ‘the co-directors of ‘The Muslims Are Coming!’ which tracks a group of Muslim-American stand-ups as they perform across the country and tackle people’s stereotypes.”
American PC culture—specifically in Hollywood–has reached the point where Islam cannot ever be targeted. It is a protected faith. On the other hand, Christianity can be mocked endlessly.
Islamophobia is an idea fostered by the Liberal elites, designed to make anyone who thinks badly about radical Islam look like bigoted, horrible people. Even in the face of the thousands of terror attacks committed in the name of Islam, we are not allowed to call a chicken a chicken. We are not allowed to profile, even when someone fits the profile.
Christianity, on the other hand, is treated like a joke. From dramas to sitcoms to movies to plays, Christianity and Christian values are twisted and molded to portray Christians as unintelligent, crazy weirdos. It’s just the norm. While Christianity is mocked, Islam is protected. Why?
There are several reasons. First, due to the violent nature of radical Islam, not too many people want to take it on in a public way. Just talk to Salman Rushdie—oh wait. Second, Christianity is an easy target in an increasingly secular world. Third, Christians don’t generally fight back; they just take the hits in stride. Finally—and most annoyingly—Liberals feel guilty.
The Left has an eternal racial guilt issue that just won’t ever go away. So, to rectify their irrational guilt, they overcompensate. They walk on eggshells around a religion that promotes violence and the disregard of women’s basic humanity so that they can’t be called mean. Liberals’ PC protection of Islam means that they can look directly at a pattern, and turn the other way for fear of being called a bigot.
This is all to point out a double standard. These comedians believe that Islamophobia is this national problem that needs to be dealt with, while the opposite is closer to the truth. Hollywood hates Christians, and has built an empire on ridiculing them. Islam is a protected class.
The sky is blue—but we’re not allowed to talk about it.