Catholic journalist Damian Thompson encourages the mocking and ridicule of Muhammad to make a point about ‘religious freedom’ to make “edgy jokes” about Jesus and Muhammad

English Roman Catholic journalist Damian Thompson, Editorial Director of the Catholic Herald is encouraging the mocking and ridicule of Muhammad to make a point about ‘religious freedom’ to make “edgy jokes” about Jesus and Muhammad.  The original tweet, since deleted, made a banal reference to Jesus as a revolutionary leader and Easter. I found it neither witty or offensive. But Damien Thompson senses an opportunity to encourage the author of the tweet to mock and ridicule the prophet Muhammad upon whom be peace – on Easter Sunday!

 

Nostra aetate (Latin: In our Time) is the Declaration on the Relation of the Church with Non-Christian Religions of the Second Vatican Council.

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Categories: Christianity, Islamophobia, London

17 replies

  1. Fantastic rebuke.

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  2. I think his point was, “mock Jesus and most Christians would rise above it. Mock Muhammad and all hell would break loose amongst the adherents of the religion of peace”.

    You’re being disingenuous again, Bilal.

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    • Furious: I think his point was, “mock Jesus and most Christians would rise above it.

      History says otherwise-burning of heretics, inquisition, etc. When trolls like you say ‘Christians don’t get upset over blasphemy’ the Christians being referred to are contemporary white people in highly secular Western countries. Perhaps the inability of Christians to take blasphemy seriously is one of the reasons why Christianity is on the decline.

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    • The fact that you have to go all the way back to the inquisitions to make your point says it all.

      Christianity on the decline or not won’t change the fact that Christianity will prevail.

      Also what the hell is it with you bringing race into every other discussion? Are you a racist like your prophet was, Kmak?

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    • Furious: The fact that you have to go all the way back to the inquisitions to make your point says it all.

      What says it all? That I appeal to an era when Christians weren’t secular?

      Furious: Christianity on the decline or not won’t change the fact that Christianity will prevail.

      If Christianity is on the decline, then it follows it won’t prevail.

      Furious: Also what the hell is it with you bringing race into every other discussion? Are you a racist like your prophet was, Kmak?

      My Prophet wasn’t racist. Neithet am I. Most Western right wingers, including Christians, are.

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  3. This is the underlying message of the secular liberalism when it comes to “freedom of speech” :
    Slander and defamation starts at Jews, homosexuals and anyone who can sue your ass and it stops at God and his prophets.

    From an Islamic perspective God and his messengers come first and freedom of expression comes second…and we should be unapologetic about that.

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  4. As a Catholic, I denounce the actions of this man. As a Catholic I won’t compromise on what I believe but this is not the way to go forward in apologetic discussions. We can discuss whether Muhammad is a prophet or not without childish insults and cheap jokes. Happy Easter.

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  5. I take solace in the fact that none of the blasphemy committed against God and his prophets is futile since they don’t know them or effect them.

    the things they supposedly did and said are beneath the devil let alone God and his messengers

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  6. Damien Thompson just sent me this lovely private message:

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  7. I think my article upset him.

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  8. As a Muslim, I am proud to be from a religion which traditionally respects ALL of God’s Prophets, and we never insult or mock any of them. Unfortunately, we often do not see the same respect given in return to our own Prophet (sws).

    Intentionally antagonizing others by making an “edgy joke” about another’s Prophet, is despicable and unbecoming of anyone who claims to be a person of faith and it is not the proper way to build interfaith bridges. Neither do such reprehensible actions aid the cause ‘religious freedom’ but rather provides encouragement to those who wish to engage in acts of identity politics, hatred, and division.

    We may not agree on theological beliefs, and we can discuss those differences, but if we are to have a productive and fruitful conversation, then the least we can do is to agree with each other to show some basic for those whom we each consider to be the Prophets of God.

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