November 11th, 2015
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Author, can you run a competition for readers, where we’re able to complete the two text boxes in the last panel? The set up and drawings are perfect…I’d love to see what comes back.
That’s a nice idea, Sparky_shark. Thanks! Consider it done. I’ll announce it officially under next week’s comic, on Twitter and in the email. This is a pre-announcement, so if anyone wants to put in an early entry they can.
Jesus, Mo, and the judge are the 3 actors in this scene. You don’t have to use them all in your script. You just have to agree to allowing it to be published here, if it’s a winner. There will be an additional prize for the very best.
Entries by email, entitled ‘J&M X-Factor script’, to author[at]jesusandmo.net
Islam is very inclusive
To every one everywhere, abusive
If islam had it’s “druthers”
It would murder all others.
Proof of its peacefulness, conclusive.
I really love your limerick, Nassar+Ben+Houdja
Excellent limerick, Nassar+Ben+Houdja
God, I love this site………
Henry – the Author has been touched by the FSM’s noodly appendage!
FredF: Yes, if one needs to bow down to something, the FSM is certainly a good choice.
so… Don’t tell the trolls to fuck off?
That was top notch.
Sums up the inexplicable idiocy plaguing our universities very nicely.
Nassar Ben Houdja, I am very impressed. You have now mastered the limerick form and you even seem to be making sense. It would be interesting to look back at your earliest efforts. I think you’ll be surprised at how far you have come.
Author, I’m excited about the contest idea. Hopefully I can come up with something, though you’ve set a very high bar.
well, I’ve send it in. As Darwin said : a pretty high bar indeed !
Paris under attack again…. Thanks Mo !
Just wondering if anyone in the French government is having second thoughts today about those years of having open borders to people who arrived from their former colonies, i.e. Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia etc….
Another atrocity from the “religion of peace” whose brave warriors once again targeted innocent civilians. I expect to see hundreds of thousands of “moderate” muslims taking to the streets showing their support for the victims just like they did after Charlie Hebdo and Tunisia beach attacks. Don’t hold your breath.
Grumpy says: I expect to see hundreds of thousands of “moderate” muslims taking to the streets showing their support for the victims just like they did after Charlie Hebdo and Tunisia beach attacks. Don’t hold your breath.
It would appear you’re doing exactly what the terrorists wanted, tarring every single person born a Muslim with the same brush. That makes a great recruiting aid for ISIS for sure, the vast majority of Muslims I am sure don’t truly believe the crap anymore than most Christian church attendees really believe their version, after all they all pick the bits they like and disregard the bits that they don’t or that make life too difficult to live according to the ‘rules’
Whilst all religion is batshit crazy and Mohammedanism as it stands certainly more so than most, unless you see or demand that masses of Christians march against the KKK, that Buddhists everywhere do the same over the behaviour of their compatriots in Myanmar or maybe airline pilots against Germanwings – you see where this is going…
That the Quran is full of vile verses is no doubt, but then so is the bible and the Torah, they are in effect the same pile of festering shite with a different spin.
I don’t know what the answer is but marginalising and demonising your local cabby, the bloke in the corner store or town restaurant isn’t it.
Thank you Grumpy and IanB for your confronting ideas. In these dark days I hope that this kind of open exchange are the path for a solution…
I wonder who the mastermind was that came up with the hashtag “pray for paris”
IanB, my comment stands and I would apply it to any religion or cult. As for doing what the terrorists wanted I doubt it and I doubt that my comment is going recruit a single person to IS or whatever it is called this week. I am not marginalising or demonising any community but rather calling on these communities to marginalise and demonise the extremist factions that are hell bent on causing pain, death and misery to anybody that does not conform or support their twisted ideology. This is easier said than done: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1le8KiPqt5I
Whilst I doubt a comment on an obscure corner of the net will do anything the hysteria being whipped up by similar sentiment almost certainly will aid recruitment. I give you this http://petitionmap.unboxedconsulting.com/?petition=107516 a map of bigot concentrations in the UK.
The video is a rather a self selecting group.
Try another https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/notinmyname?source=feed_text one expressing an opposite sentiment.
@Gus, absolutely, “Pray For Paris”?!
IanB…Well done to those guys for standing up publicly, lets hope it goes “viral” as they say and that mainstream media pick up on it.
A Charlie Hebdo cartoonist has responded to the prayforparis thing …
Inspired by Jesus and Mo, I have drawn my first own cartoon ! May I shamelessly plug it here ? http://artikelvijfentwintig.blogspot.be/2015/11/aya-hijab-my-first-cartoon.html.
Thanks, Art 25–and thanks for including an English translation! (I have practically no knowledge of the original language of the cartoon (Flemish? Dutch?).)
At first, I thought the point of your cartoon is that the woman is apparently not as independent as she says. But then I thought of another interpretation: sometimes it’s easier/better not to argue, but to quietly go ahead and do what you want, if you can. As the song says, Die Gedanken Sind Frei (Our Thoughts Are Free). And sometimes it’s easier to go against the tide in ways that are important to you if you go with the tide in ways that are not important to you. If the woman lives in an Islamic country, she might be following that strategy.
So, in my opinion, your cartoon is a success–first it made me smile, then it made me think 🙂 .
Art 25 Nice cartoon. Very efficient.
As many of you may know, we’ve had a situation in Canada recently. A woman from Pakistan insisted on wearing the niqab, a complete face covering similar to the burka, while she took the oath of citizenship. Our previous PM wouldn’t allow that, and made it into a sleazy election issue, appealing to the basest of instincts in the electorate, promising to waste a fortune of taxpayer money reversing the court decision that said she had a right to wear whatever she wants. Our new government has dropped that lawsuit, saying that inclusiveness is a Canadian value. So far so good.
My own feelings on this issue are summed up in this post: http://www.darwinharmless.com/thoughts_and_comments/?p=1251
This is an issue that is not going to go away. My hope is that social pressure will make the garment less appealing to immigrants, but we are going to see it on the streets more often if we try to legislate against it.
I thank you all for your kind comments, but could you please post any further remarks at my blog ? I don’t want to take any attention away from this incredible Jesus and Mo website ! My apologies to the Author for hi-jacking a little bit this thread !
DH, thanks for your open letter to Zunera Ishaq. I hope she reads it so she can understand how others in Canada see her. The comment left by LCT is worth reading, as well.
If this comment gets through (recent attempts have not) could someone please explain this strip to me? I find I still do not understand it.
Ta ever so
Imho, WalterWalcarpit, the final remark ‘so get out’ is addressed at the audience. So the very benevolent environment is not meant to be known or experienced except for the two artists.
So the very benevolent environment is not meant to be known or experienced except for the two artists.
dont ask, dont tell,but tempted to ask what ‘activities’ the two artists might indulge in that they dont want seen in public?