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Let Us Mock the Muslims (For We Traffic in Mockery)

Posted by Imam Zaid Shakir on Aug 9, 2016 9:40:54 PM

 

Mockery: Behavior or speech that makes fun of someone or something in a hurtful way.Mockery of entire groups has effectively been criminalized in Western societies. One would think thrice before publicly mocking Jews, African Americans, homosexuals or many other groups. Yet when it comes to Muslims, all bets, and societal protections are off. To quote Yeats, “we traffic in mockery.” From his moving poem, “Nineteen Hundred Nineteen”:

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Topics: Muslim, Islam, Poetry, Muslim mockery, Mocking Muslims

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