Rowan Atkinson incites religious hatred
Insofar as this would doubtless be prohibited if Mr Atkinson were dressed as an Imam, or mocked Mohammed, or satirised his deeds – all of which would surely incite some Muslims to violent frenzy – Cranmer can only conclude that this video constitutes an incitement to hatred.
Should Mr Atkinson receive an invitation to perform in the Netherlands, he should be prepared to be detained and deported.
What would transpire of Mr Atkinson strode on to a stage with a raucous ‘Assalam Aleikum’. And then he said: "For those who don't know what that means, I'll explain it to you. It means: 'I'm gonna kill you’.”
Would the audience burst into laughter, or what there be a hundred sharp intakes of breath with which they have subliminally been programmed to respond?
Perhaps Glasgow University has already provided the answer.
There is an unbridgeable gulf between the God who laughs (Ps 2:4) and the one in whom there is no humour. Protests over cartoons satirising Mohammad combined with images of Muslims criticising frivolous aspects of Western culture leave the distinct impression Islam and comedy are incompatible – it is haram. The most concerning thing for Britain is that those Muslims who dare to express humour or satrise aspects of their religion are derided by those who hold to the Ayatollah Khomeini school of Islam. He once said: "An Islamic regime must be serious in every field. There are no jokes in Islam. There is no humour in Islam. There is no fun in Islam."
And it is the Khomeini doctrine of Islam which Labour have pledged to uphold. It is the extremists, fundamentalists and Lord Ahmed who do not get the joke.
It is the Government’s fault, aided and abetted by most of the media, that what comes to mind when you hear the word ‘Muslim’ is more likely to be beards, bombs and burqas than stand-up comedians.
One should thank God – whichever one – that there are British Muslims confronting what the British government dare not. It is just a pity they have to go the United States to do it.