Category Archives: Jesus and Mo

Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ genderfluidity

Today’s Jesus and Mo, called “fluid,” continues to satirize Islam’s ambiguous attitude towards women: fragile vessels who must be protected by oppression and violence:

Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ feminism

Today’s Jesus and Mo strip, called “pfft”, speaks for itself:

Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ wudu

“Wudu” is the ritual washing of the body before Muslim worship. In the new Jesus and Mo strip, called “wudu2”, Jesus messes up Mo’s ritual: And indeed, a fart nullifies your wudu. As Wikipedia notes, these are the acts that invalidate wudu for Sunnis (flatulence has the same effect for Shiites): According to Sunni Muslims […]

Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ gender identity

Today’s Jesus and Mo, called “self,” is a wry comment on Islamic misogyny using tropes from transexualism. Now Mo can claim double victim status!

Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ irony

Today’s Jesus and Mo strip, called “test”, comes with a link to the backstory, which is here (click on screenshot to see the Guardian piece): I remember several readers sending me that story when it came out. And the strip:

Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ burqas

Today’s Jesus and Mo, called “blob”, came with the email note, “Jesus really doesn’t like that shroud.” I like this one!

Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ apologetics

Today’s Jesus and Mo, called “delete”, uses ideological impurity in a clever way: to indict Muhammad (and by proxy, Islam) for ancient sayings that Muslims have supposedly rescinded. But they really haven’t: most Muslims read the Qur’an literally. It’s not so much apologizing for the bad bits as ignoring them—just as Christians do with the […]

Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ Armstrong

Today’s Jesus and Mo strip, called “homo2” came with this email note: “It’s been a while since we’ve had a resurrected comic, so here’s one from 2009. Remember Karen Armstrong? This comic was inspired by an article by her in Foreign Policy which is no longer available.” Of course we remember Karen Armstrong, for she […]

Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ Iceland

Today’s Jesus and Mo, called “adult,” came with an email message and a link: Hello to all J&M’s Icelandic readers, if there are any! This month it was revealed that 0.0% of you under 25 years of age believe in the biblical creation story. That’s still too many. The story, from Iceland Magazine, is in […]

Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ the poetry of the Qur’an

Wednesdays are Jesus and Mo days, and today’s strip, called “doom,” came with an email note: “If any reader is moved to tears of divine rapture by this comic, please reply to this email.” (The address is author@jesusandmo.net) Apropos, in the evening I’m reading the Qur’an for the second time, having decided to read a […]