Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ the sack

Today’s trenchant Jesus and Mo strip, called “burka”, came with the artist’s comment in the email:

There is no punchline. That’s just the way it is.

It’s not World Burka Day, but World Hijab Day is coming up on February 1.

19 Comments

  1. ThyroidPlanet
    Posted January 16, 2019 at 11:07 am | Permalink

    “Modesty”

    Right.

    “Choice”

    Uh-huh.

    The comic is concise. Well done.

  2. Randall Schenck
    Posted January 16, 2019 at 11:30 am | Permalink

    So it’s not Islamaphobic having Jesus wear the burka?

    Not exactly the same subject but I see today American soldiers killed in Syria and claimed by ISIS. Good thing Trump eliminated them in Syria.

    • Jenny Haniver
      Posted January 16, 2019 at 1:28 pm | Permalink

      Yes, and Pence the faithful catchfart, just reiterated that proclamation, according to one source I read just hours AFTER the attack in which the American soldiers in Syria were killed with ISIS taking the credit, which I have yet to verify.

      If he did make that utterance after the attack, I don’t think it’s unwarranted to assume that this is yet another instance of the White House lying and cynically abusing facts for personal and political gain and because that is the engine of the delusional zeitgeist in the White House these days.

      Whether he spoke before or after the attack, the two events occurred on the same day; and if the concurrence was pure chance, nonetheless it was uncomfortably close,close enough for the irony to be sharp and close enough for Pence still to be made the fool.

      • Randall Schenck
        Posted January 16, 2019 at 2:13 pm | Permalink

        Yes, like Bush before him, Pence had his mission accomplished moment. Politicians never learn.

  3. ThyroidPlanet
    Posted January 16, 2019 at 11:40 am | Permalink

    It just occurred to me :

    Is modesty sex-dependent? If not, why don’t men wear burquas or niqabs? All I ever see is the Yasser Arafat party hats.

    • Mark Sturtevant
      Posted January 16, 2019 at 12:16 pm | Permalink

      Women are not triggered to have sinful thoughts of irreligious lust at the sign of a male face or neck.

      • ThyroidPlanet
        Posted January 16, 2019 at 12:41 pm | Permalink

        Ah – the beards – I get it now!

    • gravelinspector-Aidan
      Posted January 16, 2019 at 3:35 pm | Permalink

      The question has been raised before – and I’m sure will be again – if women are meant to be modest and men always ready for a quicky, why aren’t the women tightly laced up in the pants and the men “hanging down, swinging free, oscillating merrily” (as the song goes) in skirts, kilts and the like.
      Scotland wins again. Obviously we’re not playing fitba.

    • Posted January 17, 2019 at 11:25 am | Permalink

      In some branches of Islam, yes, men are supposed to be “modest” in dress or similar too. But it is not in the same way, needless to say.

      • ThyroidPlanet
        Posted January 17, 2019 at 12:34 pm | Permalink

        So men can achieve modesty by wearing burkas? Or just Islamic men? I might try it – I’ll start with a hijab, and see if I become modest. But not like the guys you see with ninja masks and usually shaking weapons. Somehow I think that won’t work.

        This is fascinating!

    • infiniteimprobabilit
      Posted January 18, 2019 at 4:28 am | Permalink

      I was walking along the beach a couple of days ago (it’s summer here), enjoying the sight of all the chicks in bikinis, filthy beast that I am, and it crossed my mind to feel sorry for all the hung-up Muslim guys who aren’t allowed to enjoy a sight like that and simultaneously to wish them all in Hell for trying to deprive everybody else of that simple pleasure.

      To be fair, Muslims are only the most conspicuous of these repressed perverts, there are Mormons and Catholics and fundies and Orthodox Jews and a whole lot of other religious Nazis trying to dictate what everyone else shall do with their lives. A pox on them all.

      cr

      • rickflick
        Posted January 18, 2019 at 9:01 am | Permalink

        Your description of the beach sounds like rapture in reverse. You could start a religion. 😎

  4. Andrew
    Posted January 16, 2019 at 12:02 pm | Permalink

    For more context, maybe let’s see what Sarah the Haider has to say:

    s=12

  5. Mark R.
    Posted January 16, 2019 at 1:22 pm | Permalink

    World Hijab Day? Oh brother. Well I guess we have Good Friday- our World Crucify Day. Silly religions.

    • ThyroidPlanet
      Posted January 16, 2019 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

      Wake me when it’s World Wide Underpants Day

      • Barbara Radcliff
        Posted January 16, 2019 at 2:44 pm | Permalink

        Is that World-wide Underpants or World Wide-underpants?

      • rickflick
        Posted January 16, 2019 at 3:43 pm | Permalink

        I think that’s just for Mormons.

        • Mark R.
          Posted January 16, 2019 at 7:54 pm | Permalink

          !!!

    • Posted January 17, 2019 at 11:27 am | Permalink

      Good Friday has to be almost unique – a holiday that comes pretty close to celebrating capital punishment.


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