Some of us can recall a day not so long ago when an average third-grader, told by some other kid to keep his opinions to himself/"shut up," would naturally retort: "Why should I? It's A FREE COUNTRY." And then deliberately say something much more abrasive.
I feared that freedom-loving spirit had died in this age of tip-toeing political correctness. Most dispiriting was the outrageously cynical, cowardly and pathetic response of the US media a few years back when Islamist mobs roared threats of arson and murder against any news outlet that might offend them by, oh, showing an image of Muhammed. How did our MSM morons respond? By apologizing in advance to the roaring arsonists and murderers, and carefully censoring themselves. A true low point in US history.
Well, the defiant spirit of the third-grader has apparently lived on in some honorable corners of our land. What I particularly like is the little extra pop thrown in by these young journalists, just to make a little more free speech elbowroom for all the rest of us:
Oh, and note the ever-present Islamist acivist whining that "it has become part of the American tradition to only pick on Muslims:"
A new, cutting-edge, political TV show will challenge Islam with biting humor tomorrow night, placing the face of the prophet Muhammad onto a cookie and then having it eaten on camera.
"We're going to take a stand and say Muhammad's face is delicious," said Molotov Mitchell, the 28-year-old incendiary creator and host of "Flamethrower," a program described as a low-budget, gritty cross between the "The Daily Show," "The Colbert Report," and "The View" if Ann Coulter were the producer. "This is religious and culinary history in the making."
The theme of this week's episode is "All Things Islam," as panelists take on the faith of Muslims in a no-holds-barred fashion.
"Islam is not even a religion," Mitchell told WND from a location somewhere in Eastern North Carolina. "It's an ideology of 'might makes right' disguised as a religion. We're going to show that Allah was with us when we baked this cookie and ate it. Deal with it!"
Mitchell and his fellow panelists – all of whom are Christians in their 20s and whom he calls the next generation of conservatism – are trying to make the point that America is still a free country, and there's no need to cower in fear from Islamo-fascism. He laments the frequency of Islamic suicide bombings, giving a new twist to a famous line from "It's a Wonderful Life," by stating, "Every time a bell rings, a Muhammad gets his wives."
In recent years, European cartoons featuring Muhammad have caused a tidal wave of violent protests and death threats, as Islamic tradition bans depictions of the prophet.
Molotov Mitchell, the Christian creator of 'Flamethrower,' irreverently sinks his teeth into a cookie featuring a depiction of the Muslim prophet Muhammad
"What were doing is exercising our freedom of speech and freedom of the press to the fullest in order to challenge a tyrannical, oppressive system that has doomed the cultures and countries of the Middle East for centuries," Mitchell told WND. "Now it's trying to invade our borders, and somebody has to speak up about it."
In its two previous episodes, "Flamethrower" has taken on subjects including "Is it ethical to kill abortionists?" and "Let's invade Mexico" – not to stay, but just to get rid of the drug cartels.
There's also a regular segment titled, "WWMD? (What Would Muhammad Do?)"
In it, cast members dress in traditional Muslim clothing and deliver "totally atrocious" real news items, recounting, says Mitchell, "what some jerk named Muhammad did this week."
"I'm not going to be hurt and insulted. I'm going to ask people to ignore this," said Iftekhar Hai, president of United Muslims of America Interfaith Alliance in South San Francisco. "They would dare not do it to any Jewish person, saying 'the Jews killed Jesus.' The Jewish lobby would slaughter the Christians if they did that." [Strange how this Islamist is quick to misuse the word "slaughter." I believe he means, "strongly protest." Real "slaughter" is what Islamists do.--J.O.]
"I don't think this is part of the American character," Hai added, "but it has become part of the American tradition to only pick on Muslims."
Mitchell says politics is the driving force of his show, saying, "The [Christian] church really doesn't seem to get it when it comes to politics. The church likes to ask, 'What would Jesus do?' But it often suggests Jesus would hug somebody for every situation, and that's not what Jesus would do. I'd rather ask, 'What would George Washington do?'"
A video teaser for the program offers a sample exchange between Mitchell and Fox News host Alan Colmes.
"Muhammad murdered people and he married a 9-year-old. That makes him a murdering pedophile," said Mitchell. "I don't think that we should burn the Quran. I'm a Christian environmentalist. We should put that thing to use. I mean, at least get some toilet paper out of it."
"Your kind of attitude is a really despicable attitude," responded Colmes.
'Flamethrower' features a young cast describing itself as the next generation of conservatism
Mitchell's 27-year-old wife says she's "totally fine" with the concept of "Flamethrower."
"At first, I was a little scared," she admitted. "But I'm a Christian, and we shouldn't fear to lose our lives. We're in America, and we have a free voice here, and we want it to stay that way."
The hour-long show airs Friday nights on Faith TV on the Sky Angel Network, channel 9708, at 7 p.m. Eastern, and the complete cookie segment is expected to be posted on the video-sharing site YouTube immediately after tomorrow night's airing.
Mitchell says the show has already been recorded, so it would pointless for any would-be assassin to target him.
"Even if you kill us, the cookie will still be eaten on the air," he said.