Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ homophobia

The new Jesus and Mo strip, called “homo”, came with this note:

Today’s strip is inspired by something that happened at last week’s London Pride march.

What happened is that ex-Muslims at the march were accused of “Islamophobia” by the East London Mosque because they were carrying signs that indicted Islamic countries and mosques for demonizing homosexuality, which of course many of them do. Calling that out is not “Islamophobia”; but of course Islam comes with an “I’m offended!” card that allows you unlimited license to conflate anti-Muslim bigotry with criticism of Islamic oppression and doctrine.

Here’s a photo of the demonstration and some reportage by The Free Thinker:

About 20 CEMB [Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain] activists marched on Saturday with placards bearing a range of messages from “We’re here, we’re kaffir, get used to it” to “Allah is gay”. Several wore body paint across their chests depicting eyes crying rainbow-coloured tears.

Maryam Namazie, spokeswoman for CEMB and a Freethinker columnist, said the group was protesting the treatment of LGBT people in states under hardline Islamic leadership, such as Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Yemen and Iran – where homosexuality is a capital offence.

Namazie told the Standard it was “apt” to name the East London Mosque on the placards.

At Pride, we were highlighting the 13 states under Islamic rule that kill gay men – 14 if we include Daesh-held territories.

Namazie said that the signs did not say “Fuck Islam” but “Fuck Islamic homophobia”, adding:

In my view Islam, like all religions, is homophobic. Why is it not possible to say this without fear of reprisal or accusations of Islamophobia?

She said:

Pride is full of ‘God is gay’ and ‘Jesus had two fathers’ placards as well as those mocking the church and priests and pope, yet hold a sign saying ‘Allah is gay’ – as we did – and the police converge to attempt to remove them for causing offence.

For Regressive Leftists, of course, “Islamophobia” is a far worse offense than homophobia. And that prioritization is itself offensive to real progressives. But on to Jesus and Mo, in which Mo expresses the hypocrisy of the excuse-Muslims “soft racism”:


  1. Ken Kukec
    Posted July 19, 2017 at 8:58 am | Permalink

    “We’re here, we’re kaffir …”

    Points to the CEMB for style and wit.

    • Posted July 19, 2017 at 9:59 am | Permalink

      That one cracked me up as well.

    • gravelinspector-Aidan
      Posted July 24, 2017 at 4:57 pm | Permalink

      Milking it for all it’s worth? (кефир ?? Geddit??)

  2. Ken Kukec
    Posted July 19, 2017 at 9:28 am | Permalink

    … the hypocrisy of the excuse-Muslims “soft racism” …

    Dubya was a mess when it came to syntax and noun-verb agreement, but credit due him (or due David Frum or Michael Gerson, or whoever wrote it for him) for the line “soft bigotry of low expectations.”

    • Diane G.
      Posted July 20, 2017 at 4:03 am | Permalink

      Yes, a very meaningful and useful phrase.

  3. Posted July 19, 2017 at 9:49 am | Permalink

    A few years ago I found that I was growing so disgusted by the primitive, abusive, aggressive and unenlightened belief system found in modern day Islam that I was beginning to characterise Muslims as a whole as a repressive people. (I admit that as an atheist I find many of the same characteristics in ALL religions but not, at this point in time, manifested to such a great degree) I recognised this was not what is classified as “Islamaphobia” as there was no racism whatsoever this attitude, only a disgust with a group of beliefs and the implications of those beliefs. But I felt that I really needed to get to know Muslims on a more personal basis – a more human basis. I started by going to meetings of the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain to assure myself that there was the real possibility of rational and enlightened change from this belief system to one of a more Humanist outlook. Let me just say I have never met a more brave set of people. If any of you think you had to fight any abuse or difficulties when you made your own transition from believer to non-believer let me assure you they were as nothing compared to these ex-Muslims. Aside from becoming pariahs among family and former friends they face great physical personal danger. Group meetings often have the venue announced at the last minute to avoid violent attack.
    What I find most disgusting is that these brave people, people who seek reforms from the repression of women, the gay community and repression of the very right to express ones own individual beliefs, face attack and contempt not only from Islamic traditionalists but from the repressive left movement and their perverted commitment to “cultural relativism”.

    • darrelle
      Posted July 19, 2017 at 10:16 am | Permalink

      Regarding your last sentence, very much my view as well. Disgusting is an excellent word to describe my thoughts on it. Much is added to my disgust by the fact that these people believe so fervently that they are the ones that hold the moral high ground, while they are cheering on the likes of Sarsour and slandering the likes of Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

  4. Posted July 19, 2017 at 10:31 am | Permalink

    I’d like to hear what Linda Sarsour would say about this

  5. Posted July 19, 2017 at 10:40 am | Permalink

    A solution to the mystery of homosexuality?

    Cuckoldry is perhaps a bigger risk than any other peril to the stone aged man’s genetic survival. If a husband keeps his wife bare foot and pregnant this wards off many a would be seducer and even a rapist may not succeed in getting her pregnant. The huge cost in wasted resources of this strategy is borne by the husband and wife in their rearing far more children than could possibly survive. Could there be an alternative solution?

    Gays do not have these anxieties to anything like the same degree and they do most assuredly have children, if they so wish. The getting of them may call for a fair degree of subtle persuasion but in those far off days, who knows what possibilities may have arisen. The early death of a spouse or their abandonment may provide certain negotiation strategies and here a lesbian couple could provide better care of a motherless child than a lone father. In return, all the male needs to do is provide the lesbians with a couple of kids.

    One could amuse oneself for hours dreaming up various scenarios that might just steal a march for gays and lesbians in getting their genes into future generations. Remember, nature is forever cunning and there is no reason to expect that mating strategies for humans need be restricted to things you’re liable to read in the bible.

  6. somer
    Posted July 20, 2017 at 4:44 am | Permalink

    For a really chilling comparison

    There is an Interview with Kadyrov (President of the Chechen Republic) by a journalist from RealSportsHBO – Kadryov says gay people do what animals will not do and that gay people should be removed from society – and those who have complained of torture under his authority will be punished by Allah.


    Likewise imams at the East London mosque said that gays do what animals will not and that they are to be abhorred by Muslims.

    Kadyrov also has Borat style thoughts about Russia vs the West, Nukes and dealing with enemy powers in the backside.

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