February 14, 2006, - 11:51 am
By Debbie Schlussel
Why aren’t Muslims rioting–or at least, denouncing–lefty showbiz figure Morgan Spurlock and the F/X Network?
As you’ll recall, this past summer, I wrote in the Wall Street Journal about my experience with “filmmaker” Morgan Spurlock (of anti-McDonald’s “Super Size Me” fame). Spurlock produced and appeared on a show, “30 Days” on the F/X Network, a poor take-off on the crappy show, “Wife Swap.”
Spurlock’s people tried to enlist me for one episode of this agenda-laden show, in which he commanded his airhead childhood buddy, David Stacy, to live for 30 days as a Muslim–with Detroit-area Muslims hand-picked by HAMAS front-group, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which was closely consulted by Spurlock in producing the show.
As I’m reminded by Mike, research director of Anti-CAIR, that episode of “30 Days” (click on “episode guide” at bottom of page, then “Muslims in America”) featured 2-3 cartoons of Mohammed. In the episode, which was first broadcast in July, Mohammed is even disrespectfully referred to as “Big Mo'”.
The episode also featured a lot of BS, like how Muslims are so oppressed by the rest of us Americans, since 9/11. Much of this was uttered by Michigan CAIR board member Haaris Ahmad (it’s former executive director), who called my Detroit radio show to defend Islamic Jihad terrorist founder and chief, Sami Al-Arian, and his bus-bombings of innocent people as “free speech.”
So maybe that’s why you don’t–and won’t–see Muslims condemning, rioting, or even touching a hair on the head of Spurlock, F/X, or Oprah (who heavily promoted the show on her daytime talk show). Don’t hold your breath for Muslims to be waiting with signs and burning posters of “Supersize Me” outside Comedy Central (where Spurlock will soon have a new “Politically Correct” style show), either. (Don’t look for CAIR’s Haaris Ahmad to condemn himself for appearing on and helping to make a show that features Mohammed and “Big Mo'” cartoons.)
Nope. Muslims not only didn’t condemn Spurlock for the use of “Big Mo'” Mohammed cartoons, THEY HONORED HIM! In fact, Morgan Spurlock was honored, hailed, high-fived, and even given awards by the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), CAIR of Los Angeles (more on this here), and CAIR of Michigan at their annual dinners. MPAC and CAIR, by the way, are the same groups condemning the Danish Mohammed cartoons.
How do you spell hypocrisy? M-P-A-C, C-A-I-R, and even, frequently, I-S-L-A-M.
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