Khan't Be That Bad
After seeing the amount of rage BBC sitcom Citizen Khan has caused, I was curious to see what all the fuss was about. Annoyingly, the rage is not justified and there are far more genuine Islamophobic attacks that occur in the media on a near-daily basis that we completely bypass.
Having watched the first episode myself, it is crystal clear that the comedy was directed at the way Muslims, particularly of Pakistani ethnicity live and there were no genuine attacks on Islam. In order for it to qualify as an attack on Islam, the show has to mock the religion of Islam itself; showing a pseudo-hijabi is not a mockery on the hijab, but on those who mock the hijab by the way they wear it. Rather than confront the issue, we declare this as an Islamophobic attack.
Whether you agree the show was Islamophobic or not is drowned by the fact that there are so many attacks on Islam in the media, that we are oblivious to. Why are the Muslims not coordinating a full response to Tom Holland’s sensationalist documentary “Islam: The Untold Story”?
Day in and day out, articles such as this and comments from the media elite single out the Muslim community and also target their ethnicity. It is a shame that whilst the Zionists didn’t stop moaning about Gilad Shalit till he was released, the Muslims are completely oblivious to Babar Ahmed, Shaker Aamer, Talha Ahsan, Aafia Siddiqui, Binyam Mohamed etc.
The response to Citizen Khan has proven that not only are most Muslims mentally incapable of deducing the difference between mocking Islam and mocking culture, but also, we lack knowledge and action of the real injustices that are occurring against our community members. The silence is rather disturbing because the enemies of Islam are laughing at us whilst we show rage towards the fact that we can’t even joke about culture or differentiate between the fact that Islam and culture are not equal.
Lastly, it has exposed the fact that we jump to defend our culture, but we sit back and expect fairies to defend us from Islamophobia.