Why "Islamic Rage Boy" Isn't Funny

When you stop and think about it, Christopher Orlet’s premise is a good one. I’m a Christian and yet I find Christians like Fred Phelps and his “God Hates Fags” crew to be hilarious. Ted Haggard? Comedy gold. Or if I’m in the mood for less slapstick buffoonery, the Episcopal church provides plenty of bittersweet laughs. So if I can laugh at and tell jokes about Christian leaders, why can’t Muslims do the same to their own leaders? Or even certain of their clueless followers, like the ubiquitous Islamic Rage Boy?

Orlet thinks it may have something to do with an Islamic ban on most humor and jokes. That would explain a lot, not least of which why CAIR’s Ibrahim Hooper comes off like such a humorless prig in his BBC debate with one of Islamic Rage Boy’s creators.

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David Strom 12:31 PM on December 01, 2022