Second “controversial” Islamic-themed Opus cartoon debuts

posted at 10:21 pm on September 1, 2007 by Allahpundit

Here you go. Too hot for 25 American newspapers to print. Enjoy.

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Gee how stupid.

At least make rosie wear a burka when she goes swiming

William Amos on September 1, 2007 at 10:23 PM

I’m offended. Let’s start lighting fires in the streets!

stonemeister on September 1, 2007 at 10:26 PM

wow that is not offensive, i honestly think muslims would have found that funny.

zane on September 1, 2007 at 10:26 PM

I went to the site, and just as I thought, the real thing is funnier(read worse) than the parody.

- The Cat

MirCat on September 1, 2007 at 10:29 PM

wow that is not offensive, i honestly think muslims would have found that funny.

zane on September 1, 2007 at 10:26 PM

Funny? The only time I saw muslims laughing was on 9/11. Maybe it’s just a difference in our sense of humor…

stonemeister on September 1, 2007 at 10:29 PM

as in . .

“We have added heat pressed prints on the front of the tops for a little extra modesty to the chest area.”

- The Cat

MirCat on September 1, 2007 at 10:30 PM

Sure. Doonesbury trashing the Troops is just “free speech.”

Speaking out against the religion making war on the modern world and free speech itself?

Offensive.

Call the waaahmbulance.

Good Lt on September 1, 2007 at 10:35 PM

He was a lot funnier when he was doing “Bloom County.” On the controversy side, however, I’m a little confused. Surely it wasn’t banned because of the “go America” “That’s how we are going to straighten out the Middle East” jab. That only leaves, then, the idea that the veil is only for the foolish youths, or the idea of the Birkini. Both of which don’t seem very controversial on the surface. Am I missing something more offensive?

Weight of Glory on September 1, 2007 at 10:47 PM

I guess liberals have become so mollified that they even create cartoons so stupid that they won’t be published and thereby avoiding Muslim wrath.

Speakup on September 1, 2007 at 10:49 PM

Am I missing something more offensive?

Weight of Glory on September 1, 2007 at 10:47 PM

Newspapers are not taking any chances. If muslims are even mentioned, it’s only when the anchorman says:

One thing is for certain: there is no stopping them; the muslims will soon be here. And I, for one, welcome our new islamic overlords. I’d like to remind them that as a trusted TV personality, I can be helpful in rounding up others to toil in their re-education madrassas.

stonemeister on September 1, 2007 at 10:52 PM

stonemeister on September 1, 2007 at 10:52 PM

I guess so.

Weight of Glory on September 1, 2007 at 10:56 PM

Spend a few minutes at the ‘Testimonials’ section:

http://www.ahiida.com/index.php?a=testimonials

Women profusely thanking the vendor for inventing contraptions that allow the users to overcome their artificial shame of their bodies instilled by their misogynist religion.

And one self-described Christian woman: “Who knows, maybe next Christmas I will purchase one for my niece. Amen and God bless. Allahu Akbar!”

Un. Bee. Leev. Able.

fred5678 on September 1, 2007 at 11:13 PM

In the first cartoon frame,she’s already to go.
This is how there going to straighten out the
middle east,I forgot the power of the bikini,
I mean burka bikini.ha ha.

canopfor on September 1, 2007 at 11:32 PM

Probably whats offensive to liberals is the mere
idea of making (any kind of)fun about muslims or Islam.

Better add another Liberal commandment:
Thou shall not make any form of funny or judgement
upon the Muslims,especially Birkini’s.

canopfor on September 1, 2007 at 11:42 PM

That only leaves, then, the idea that the veil is only for the foolish youths, or the idea of the Birkini. Both of which don’t seem very controversial on the surface. Am I missing something more offensive?

Weight of Glory on September 1, 2007 at 10:47 PM

The newspapers aren’t running it simply because they’re afraid of running anything that has deals with Islam, other than CAIR press statements or attempts to draw equivalences between it and Christianity, period. It’s a pathetic and cowardly standard, but it’s a straightforward one.

Blacklake on September 1, 2007 at 11:47 PM

Anyone offended by that deserves to be offended.

xplodeit on September 2, 2007 at 12:00 AM

God damn those women’s bodies!

Repellent, showy things that they are!

Tempting helpless masculine protoplasm into fits of lust!

Damn them!

They must be covered immediately to unsex the world!

(Oooo! -what a cute little boy....!)

profitsbeard on September 2, 2007 at 12:04 AM

If all their women dress like that, no wonder they blow themselves up.

infidel4life on September 2, 2007 at 12:14 AM

Seems to me the term “progressive” should be taken as “regressive” these days. So-called progressives are in league with a cult of fanatics that are working to bring everyone on the planet back to the Dark Ages.

The “progressives” are much too quick to hide behind “sensitivity” when it comes to poking fun at their islamist friends, and much too quick to invoke First Amendment rights when it comes to ridiculing everyone else’s religion.

Texas Nick 77 on September 2, 2007 at 12:16 AM

Those burkinis look dangerous. Let ‘em get all wet and that’ll just about make swimming impossible. They’ll sink like a rock.
Wait a minute–I think I just figured out a Christmas present for an ex-girlfriend!!

Tennessee Dave on September 2, 2007 at 12:23 AM

Tennesse Dave-

…special Christmas present…

You mean EID present.

profitsbeard on September 2, 2007 at 12:38 AM

Opus is not as funny anymore. I wish Stephen Pastis would tackle anything dealing with Islam. Now he is funny.

mram on September 2, 2007 at 12:42 AM

Pathetic.

I couldn’t agree more.

Theworldisnotenough on September 2, 2007 at 12:47 AM

I wouldn’t print that either, it’s not funny. Then again I’m sure the press is more afraid of their offices being attacked and bombed by a member of the “religion of peace” than being ridiculed for printing such a pathetic comic strip.

Buzzy on September 2, 2007 at 12:54 AM

A burquini joke? Now that’s cutting edge.

see-dubya on September 2, 2007 at 1:24 AM

This is nothing… Prepare for the spray in a couple of months when the libtards goo all over themselves for the Frank Darabont/Steven King movie version of The Mist drops in November. They’ll talk endlessly about how cutting edge it is because the Hollywood stock villain–wacko Christian “End Times” fundamentalist–is going to be an (Oscar-winning) female and all of the monsters are a metaphor for Chimpy Bushitlerburton’s pals in the military-industrial complex.

But can you imagine the uproar if the villain in the movie was changed from being the town’s kooky old church lady to the town’s respected Muslim surgeon who believed the monsters were part of the Yawm al-Qīyāmah?

Ha!

ScottMcC on September 2, 2007 at 2:22 AM

There’s simply not “there” there. A stab at a topic, yielding nothing in the range of humor. The uproar and censorship only draws attention to an unfunny edition of an otherwise sometimes-funny strip.

Captain Scarlet on September 2, 2007 at 5:45 AM

It’s “cultural Marxism”…a redistribution of the rights of free speech.

Certain rights-disadvantaged people are now entitled to greater rights to free speech than the rest of us.

flipflop on September 2, 2007 at 7:24 AM

Muslim Girls Gone Wild?

hillbillyjim on September 2, 2007 at 7:53 AM

muslim ggw reminds me of woody allen’s white suited soldier in everything you wanted to know about sex.

pc on September 2, 2007 at 8:37 AM

Jeez hillbillyjim,

HOT, HOT, HOT.

BobK on September 2, 2007 at 8:47 AM

Muslim Girls Gone Wild?

That looks like what John Kerry was wearing when he toured the NASA space center. So, I guess John Kerry is a closet muslim woman. That clears up quite a bit actually.

austinnelly on September 2, 2007 at 9:29 AM

The truth always makes the greatest humor.

Some have to just get over themselves.

MSGTAS on September 2, 2007 at 9:33 AM

The movie “Executive Decision” is about Muslim terrorists. Eerily, it sort of predicts 9-11. But the most interesting aspect of it is that no one can make a movie portraying Muslim terrorists any more.

And they say Islam hasn’t changed us.

Only if you’re an idiot it hasn’t changed us.

drjohn on September 2, 2007 at 9:43 AM

Steve Dallas actualy has a point…

Beer, Porno, and FREEEEEDDDOOOOOOMMM for our brothers in the MidEast!

What we NEED to do is shame them, to make fun of them… we use humour to make a point here in the West… somthing we have NOT been doing… its the first step in finaly fighting the culture war.

Romeo13 on September 2, 2007 at 10:42 AM

Still waiting for the offensive part.

Tony737 on September 2, 2007 at 10:47 AM

Golly, when I grow up I want to be one of those brave journalists who speak truth to power. They risk their very existence every day to tell us the uncomfortable truths that the government wants to keep from us. Soooo brave.

I’m kidding… jounalists are actually pussies. Especially lefty journalists (is there any other kind?) – they are afraid of their own shadows. The only things they have enough balls to criticise are those that can’t possibly hurt them, like dead Christian preachers. If their editor asked them to rag on someone actually dangerous, like terrorists, they would pee in their little panties. I wish I had the words to fully describe the loathing I feel for these preening little twits that have way too much influence in the world of real people.

drunyan8315 on September 2, 2007 at 11:13 AM

Seriously, you have to read the testimonials at and see some of the contraptions they came up with.

Valiant on September 2, 2007 at 11:13 AM

Sure. Doonesbury trashing the Troops is just “free speech.”

The Doonesbury strips aren’t intended to be mock the military. When BD (a regular character) lost his leg in Iraq many people found it poignant.

Garry Trudeau (the cartoonist) was invited to Kuwait during the Gulf War by a commander who had read Doonesbury in Stars & Stripes in Vietnam and thought the cartoonist should meet his men. At the request of Army Chief of Staff Gen. Gordon Sullivan, the Pentagon assembled a show of strips to tour in theater. He was given two medals of commendation from different units in Kuwait.

aengus on September 2, 2007 at 11:26 AM

“[Garry Trudeau] was given two medals of commendation from different units in Kuwait.”

aengus on September 2, 2007 at 11:28 AM

Spend a few minutes at the ‘Testimonials’ section:

http://www.ahiida.com/index.php?a=testimonials

Their toes are showing! Stone them! /sarc

Bigfoot on September 2, 2007 at 11:30 AM

I have sent this cartoon and the fact that it may be censored to my many leftist friends and to a state chair of the ACLU. I feel it’s great way to get through to them about the insanity of the PC response to Islam. At the very least, I haven’t even got back any email giving even a lame justification for the behavior of the newspapers.

thuja on September 2, 2007 at 12:30 PM

their toes are showing?
/slobber gnash pace sweat
//me male

pc on September 2, 2007 at 2:05 PM

I like the chain on the thought balloon. Nice touch. Great cartoon.

pc on September 2, 2007 at 2:13 PM

What a non issue. Perhaps we found our litmust test for letting in people to our country. Monitor blood pressure and heart rate while showing this :P . Now, we just need to untie the hands of South Park and LET ER RIP!

Highrise on September 2, 2007 at 3:08 PM

I find the burqini offensive, very offensive.

Kini on September 2, 2007 at 3:46 PM

San Diego Union Tribune is not afraid.
Well, maybe they are. This is a Navy town and very conservative. If they had pulled the strip, half of their readership would have vanished.

Brian the sailor on September 2, 2007 at 7:31 PM

Why are reporters so afraid of the truth? Islam teaches to kill those who disagree with you and these cowards won’t report that. Pathetic.

Mojave Mark on September 2, 2007 at 9:08 PM