Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ Defamation

The new Jesus and Mo strip, called “human2”, is a wry comment on Authoritarian Leftism—an ideology that refuses to recognize the part that religion plays in Islamist brutality.

One of those news sources that self-censors reports on Islamist brutality is the Huffington Post, whose religion page is devoted largely to coddling Islam and telling us how wonderful it is. And although PuffHo has occasionally mentioned the crimes of ISIS, it has completely neglected some not-so-wonderful news reported by many other venues:  19 Yazidi women, all of whom were taken as sex slaves by ISIS fighters (this is, of course, sanctioned by Islamic decree), refused to have sex with their captors. They were all burned alive last Thursday in cages at Mosul. If you’ve seen the video of the same fate dealt out to a captured Jordanian pilot, you’ll know what a horrible and painful death that is. (You can see the new Yazidi story at many places, including the New York Times, the Independent, and RT News.)

These women were immensely brave, for they surely knew what fate awaited them. Their story deserves to be told, but of course was completely overlooked by PuffHo in its desire to show how splendid Ramadan is. (It isn’t: it involves starving yourself, and not drinking water, for an entire month during the day, all in service to a fictitious God. It’s a more severe version of the equally ludicrous and self-abnigating season of Lent.)

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  1. Michael Waterhouse
    Posted June 8, 2016 at 8:56 am | Permalink

    How unbearably awful.

  2. Posted June 8, 2016 at 9:02 am | Permalink

    The introduction before the comic was a little difficult to parse properly. I kept reading it as “a comment that refuses to recognize…” rather than “the Authoritarian Left that refuses to recognize.”

  3. GBJames
    Posted June 8, 2016 at 9:12 am | Permalink


    • jimroberts
      Posted June 8, 2016 at 12:01 pm | Permalink


  4. Geoffrey Howe
    Posted June 8, 2016 at 10:08 am | Permalink

    At least in Lent you pick what you give up. It can be used as an excuse or encouragement to give up something that you SHOULD be giving up anyway. Cigarettes, unhealthy food or drink, etc…

    Ramadan has you not eating or drinking during the day, and thereby gorging yourself at night, which is at best health-neutral, but as it’s not a normal way to go about things, probably has at least some negative effects.

    I swear, Islam seems to be a worse religion than Christianity in every way. About all it has going for it is that not every person deserve to go to Hell merely for being born descended from Adam and Eve, and sufficiently righteous non-Muslims can go to heaven. But in practice, it’s still pretty much “Be Muslim or burn” so that’s not saying much…

    • Dave
      Posted June 8, 2016 at 5:57 pm | Permalink

      I always give up church for Lent.

  5. Randall Schenck
    Posted June 8, 2016 at 10:33 am | Permalink

    Is there a way to put this posting in Hilary Clinton’s in box Email. Would just like to get her off on the correct foot in her future campaign. And please shut up on that g*d bless America, every time she finishes a speech.

    • Dave
      Posted June 8, 2016 at 6:05 pm | Permalink

      We’ll be changing it to gawd help America if the Trump wins.

  6. Cindy
    Posted June 8, 2016 at 12:13 pm | Permalink

    On Memorial Day, Hillary Clinton chose to pander to Muslims instead of recognizing the sacrifices made by American veterans:

    • Adam L
      Posted June 8, 2016 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

      Bit of a weird comment when the tweet before that one is

      “The president’s job is to take care of our men and women in uniform—while they serve and when they come home.

      • infiniteimprobabilit
        Posted June 8, 2016 at 6:45 pm | Permalink

        Not weird at all. 99% of all Muslims aren’t currently fighting US servicemen. Her tweet would have sounded pretty lame if she’d tried to add “except ISIS, Al Quaeda, Boko Haram….”


        • Posted June 8, 2016 at 10:25 pm | Permalink

          I think Adam is saying that Cindy’s comment is weird (not Hillary’s), since Hillary did recognize American vets directly before wishing Muslims a happy Ramadan. Unless I’m misreading your comment?

          • infiniteimprobabilit
            Posted June 9, 2016 at 1:07 am | Permalink

            I thought Adam’s comment referred to Hilary Clinton’s tweet as weird. But I could be quite wrong about that.


            • Adam L
              Posted June 9, 2016 at 11:43 am | Permalink

              Thanks Pacopico. I should have been clearer.

              I was referring to Cindys comment as being weird

              Clinton tweeted about Veterans before tweeting about Ramadan and yet Cindy claimed Clinton was pandering to Muslims and ignoring vets

  7. JonLynnHarvey
    Posted June 8, 2016 at 12:26 pm | Permalink

    It’s unavoidable to wonder just how much food Ramadan observers consume at night when it is permitted.
    Wikipedia states that
    “The word Ramadan comes from the Arabic root ramiḍa or ar-ramaḍ, which means scorching heat or dryness”
    (Lent just means springtime which on the surface sounds a bit more upbeat.)

    • somer
      Posted June 8, 2016 at 2:04 pm | Permalink

      Its not a choice for growth and development. It doesn’t even allow water. It starts before light, and follow up fasts are encouraged. Its mandatory its all daylight hours regardless of longitude and a different time of year each year. Huge pressure to perform it and in Muslim countries its illegal for Muslims to eat in public during Ramadan. Hence “submission”

      I refuse to say Ramadan Mubarak this year. Here’s why

  8. Ken Phelps
    Posted June 8, 2016 at 12:50 pm | Permalink

    So much of the sensitivity about criticisms of Islam seems to result from the failure to understand that it is, at its core, a political system. I, for one, don’t really care what transcendent nonsense other people believe. I do care what their beliefs have to say about me, and the disposition they ought to have toward me in society.

  9. Heather Hastie
    Posted June 8, 2016 at 1:20 pm | Permalink

    An Authoritarian Leftist, who no longer comments on my site, said at the time that burning the pilot in a cage wasn’t as bad as it looked because DAESH had had the decency to drug him first.

    It’s like any religious belief – it requires a significant amount of cognitive dissonance to maintain the party line.

    • Cindy
      Posted June 8, 2016 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

      LAHORE, Pakistan – A Pakistani woman was arrested Wednesday after dousing her daughter with kerosene and burning her alive, allegedly because the girl had defied her family to marry a man she was in love with, police said.

      Must be that internalised misogyny that is a result of colonialism, right?

      • Heather Hastie
        Posted June 8, 2016 at 2:04 pm | Permalink

        I’ve been slowly writing a post about honour killings in Pakistan over the last week prompted by another killing. Believe it or not, the Pakistan constitution includes equal rights for women!

        There was another machete murder in Bangladesh yesterday too, this time of a Hindu priest. DAESH has claimed responsibility. I don’t see how colonialism can be blamed for that one either.

        • somer
          Posted June 8, 2016 at 2:15 pm | Permalink

          Good on you!

          • Cindy
            Posted June 8, 2016 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

            I keep forgetting to subscribe to Heather’s blog. Gonna hop over there right now and get it done…

            I often find myself awake at 2a in the morning looking for something good to read and being unable to think of anything…

            • Posted June 8, 2016 at 10:39 pm | Permalink

              I have the opposite problem – bookshelves filled with books I want to read and so many choices I often start a new one before I’ve finished the last. For example, i recently tried to start reading Salman Rushdie’s memoir Joseph Anton (highly recommended), a popular history book about the Persian Empire’s invasion of Ancient Greece by Tom Holland (“Persian Fire,” also recommended), The Satanic Verses, Middlemarch, Heat by Bill Buford, part two of Richard Dawkins’s memoir, The Story of Art by E.H. Gombrich, One Hundred Years of Solitude, a collection of short stories by Borges, a biography of John Adams, etc. And that list doesn’t even make a dent.

              • somer
                Posted June 9, 2016 at 4:33 am | Permalink

                books can be pricey though

      • darrelle
        Posted June 8, 2016 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

        I read or hear of events like this and it just infuriates and disgusts me. It is disgusting that a person can be so mindfucked by their religion / culture that they can douse their own child with kerosene and burn them alive for any reason at all. No, a religion / culture that encourages such things deserves no protection from criticism and mockery. On the contrary it is every decent persons duty to our collective societies to criticize and mock the aspects of religions / cultures that so twists their members minds that they perform such acts.

    • somer
      Posted June 8, 2016 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

      That’s like a representative of the Catholic church maintaining heretics had a “pillow” of gunpowder put behind their heads so they would die quickly at the stake or a charming regressive review I saw of a book about the life of a man who was forcibly recruited by a 17th century European noble to be official executioner responsible for publicly torturing, mutilating and killing criminals … His response was that such methods of dealing with crime were, if anything better than the US penal system. Yaaaaark Yuk.

      • Heather Hastie
        Posted June 8, 2016 at 2:26 pm | Permalink

        Yeah! The same person also said that he thought many people would prefer punishments such as having a hand cut off for theft rather than go to jail as it would get the punishment over and done with.

        I just don’t get how some people’s minds work.

        • somer
          Posted June 9, 2016 at 4:29 am | Permalink

          I know. Think I can guess who that would have been. Thank goodness we can call them Regressive now because a Non White And Muslim person started calling a spade a spade.

  10. Gordon
    Posted June 8, 2016 at 4:28 pm | Permalink

    “They were all burned alive last Thursday”

    It wasn’t only PuffHo that seemed to miss this story. Indeed in my grazing of several papers it seemed noticeably absent

  11. Diane G.
    Posted June 9, 2016 at 4:28 am | Permalink


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