Why can’t Muslims laugh at Mohammed?

In Mel Brooks’ comedy “History of the World Part I,” Moses is shown descending from Mount Sinai with three stone tablets in hand. As he declares, “I give you the Fifteen Commandments,” one falls and breaks, and Moses corrects himself, “er, Ten Commandments.” Jews, including the observant, find this funny rather than offensive. As we learned once again in Garland, Texas, Muslims do not laugh at jokes about Mohammed, the purported author of the Koran (as Moses is the author of the Torah). Two wannabe Jihadists with assault rifles and body armor were no match for an off-duty Texas traffic cop with a sidearm, but the incident might have turned into a massacre worse than the murder of the Charlie Hebdo staff in January.

Why do Jews as well as Christians–but not Muslims–laugh at jokes about the founders of their faiths?

  • Martin B

    Somewhere deep in their inbred souls, Muslims know the truth about their pathetic pedophile prophet, and they’re afraid the laughing infidels know it too.

  • Dana Garcia

    Humor derives from civilization and culture.

    • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

      And self-deprecating humour is some of the best humour there is.

      • FactsWillOut

        No, it isn’t.

  • Barrington Minge

    There’s nothing funny about islam.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Here ya go!
    iranpoliticsclub.net/cartoons/muhammad-aisha/images/Prophet Muhammad & Aisha his child bride marriage cartoon.jpg

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Maybe this will embed correctly.

      • Uncle_Waspy

        Scary. I wonder if any of the artists at the Garland exhibition depicted Moe flying in outer space on his magical flying donkey, singing Boney M’s “Night Flight to Venus”.

  • pop

    God invented humour.

  • dagawker
    • Justin St.Denis

      Cute video, but I’d rather drive roofing nails through my eardrums than listen to that troubadour soundtrack again.

  • Because laughter is not the way of their people.

    Perhaps if they worshipped God and not a war-monger, things might be different.