Did anybody else see 30 Days tonight? I didn’t see the first episode so I don’t know how this episode compares.
First off: W. Va. Christian guy is a doofus. How on Earth can you not know that Islam, Judaism and Christianity all derive from the same religious tradition? (I won’t go into whether the God of Christianity and Allah are the same as that’s a whole other debate, but this guy seemed surprised that Christians and Jews were mentioned in the Qur’an.)
Also, while I completely understand why a devout Christian wouldn’t want to say a prayer in Arabic praising Muhammad, why didn’t they compromise and rather than have him stand in the corner contemplating his navel 5 times a day have him go off to himself and say a Christian prayer? Woulda worked for me.
As for having to take your shoes off at the airport, I’m a blue eyed fairskinned blonde who dresses like any American slob when he flies and I always have to take off my shoes and belt in the airport and I get wanded about half the time. (The low point: the time my pants fell down in the Albuquerque airport, but thank Allah for boxer briefs.)
A couple of things I thought were somewhere between ironic and disrespectful to Islam:
—picturing Muhammad (as a cartoon character, no less) when Islam does not believe in representations of humans in general and Muhammad in particular
—having a liquor company as sponsor of the episode
Also, the host stated (in the same cartoon) that the difference twixt Jews and Christians is that Christians and Jews both believe that God will send His Son as a Messiah, but Christians accept Jesus as the Messiah and Son of God while Jews are “still waiting for the Messiah and Son of God to come”. Please correct me if I’m wrong, but do Jews believe the Messiah is the Son of God? I thought that was a uniquely Christian concept (though I could be wrong).
Curious to read other people’s thoughts on the episode.