Comedy Icon Afraid Of Lampooning Islam

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Jan 03, 2014 12:51 PM
Individuals who dare criticize Islam through any creative medium have faced serious backlash in recent years. Whether an American filmmaker accused of sparking a terrorist attack in Libya or a Danish cartoonist who received death threats for depicting Muhammad, there is no shortage of anecdotes that serve to discourage even playful jabs at the religion. One of the biggest names in British comedy history recently conceded his work has been stymied by the implicit threat of retaliation. Monty Python’s Michael Palin, who, along with the rest of the comedy troupe, made a career out of skewering a variety of hot-button issues, said Islam poses a potential risk too great to explore.