Is it Muhammad or Mohammed? When I blaspheme, I like to make sure I spell the guy’s name right. After all, it’s important to be respectful over other people’s cultures, even if it’s a culture that wants people put to death over a stick figure of their false idol. Did I say false? Good. We’re starting a new trend here at #LwC
Two things funny here. One is the randomness as Reginald VelJohnson as a celebrity, especially how Kenan Thompson played the “non-impersonation impersonation” of him. Those are always some of the best SNL impersonations.
But funnier than that is that SNL mocked the controversy, in a non political way…because there shouldn’t be anything political about it. This shouldn’t be Round Eleventy-Five of conservatives vs. liberals over who’s right (we are, but that’s not the issue). This should simply be an American issue where together we say, “If you claim we can’t draw your ‘prophet’ we will stand united in mocking Him and you unmercifully over it.” SNL saw that, and they aren’t exactly regulars at tea party rallies.
The only thing that irks me here, is that they still say “the prophet” Muhammad. Now that may seem benign, but it is a soft form of appeasement, because it’s demanded of us by the Muslim bully-pulpit. Why say he’s a “prophet” unless you’re a Muslim? We don’t believe it. As a Christian, I believe he’s a FALSE prophet… and I’ll write that before each and every reference to him from now on.