PBS Gives 3 Minutes to Leftist Pleading ‘Why the World Could Use a Muslim Jedi’

Friday night’s PBS NewsHour awarded a Muslim leftist with a typical essay on “diversity” in Hollywood. It carried the title “Why the world could use a Muslim jedi.”

Anchor Hari Sreenivasan explained: What better way to battle discrimination than with pop culture? Or so thought Haroon Moghul, when he asked J.J. Abrams in an open letter to add an Islamic character to Star Wars. Here’s more of his thoughts on why a Jedi named Mohammad could help fight fear with hope.”

The caption on the website also summarized the argument: “How can we relieve anti-Muslim discrimination?”

  • Xavier

    Why aren’t there any Moslems in Star Wars?

    Because it’s set in the future.

    • john700

      It is?
      “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….”
      Most likely this is a trial baloon launched by the idiots from Hollywood.

  • Minicapt

    Can a Mohammedan meet the standards of a Jedi?


    • Frances

      No but he makes a great Storm Trooper.

    • Exile1981

      no but they make good sith lords.

      • john700

        shit lords, you mean?

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    I’m sure this author is just fantasizing about how much easier beheadings would be with a light saber.

  • Reader

    Star Wars is to quote the movies, “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…”

    So if Christianity and Judaism are not part of Star Wars, why should Islam be?

    The twisted logic of this pro-Islamist, was that Luke, as in Luke Skywalker, is a Christian name, and that Ben, as in Obi Wan (Ben) Kenobi is Jewish, one of the characters should therefore have the name of Mohammad, that is the name of his “prophet”. He specifically suggested the name Mohammad, not another name.

    Of course this is a specious argument, since there is no Jesus nor King Solomon in Star Wars. It is just a whiny false argument to try to get the person given PBS Newshour time, his very political agenda put into the popular culture by trying to intimidate a private business to do his will.

    The only thing more absurd than PBS giving him public airtime for his propaganda, would be if anybody else took him seriously. The PBS Newhour made fools of themselves by wasting their airtime on that ridiculousness.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Always remember that PBS stand for Proseletyzing Bullshit Stylishly.

  • Dana Garcia

    Islam is all about the dark side, so Star Wars is already giving it appropriate attention.

  • pdxnag

    Hum, a Jihadi Jedi’s light saber would only work on beheading kafir, so as to spare the “innocent.”

    But what of non-Muslims that today profess their religion to be Jedi, or something?

  • Exile1981

    Jedi is a religion, so a muslim jedi would be by definition an apposate. The other muslims would stone him.

  • luna

    Star wars already has sand people.


    • Jabberwokk

      I was looking for it. You did not disappoint.

  • Nic

    Because beheading with a light saber will be quicker and cleaner?

  • marty_p

    But there are Mo’s in sci fi – the Borg.