Posted on 10 August 2012 by Emperor
Hilarious clip of Stephen Colbert taking down goofy anti-Muslim conspiracy theories. Colbert also interviews Rep. Keith Ellison from Minnesota’s fifth district.:
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LOVE Colbert (and Keith Ellison–too bad the intvw’s not in this video.)
“Injustice anywhere is injustice anywhere.” I’m not Muslim but attacks on Muslims make me wonder whether I’ll be next in line, that someone will decide my religion, beliefs, opinions, etc., will be “dangerous” too & start attacking me next. Pity many Americans can’t see the danger in this.
The US is supposed to be the land of the free, a place where people of all religious backgrounds can safely believe & worship (or not) as they choose. Some people are trying to change that. They want to destroy everything that was great about this country, and, sorry to say it, it appears they’re winning.
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@Common Sense says, “Colbert and Stewart don’t realize how much it means to Muslims when they do this kind of stuff. To them it’s just comedy, but it makes us Muslims feel relaxed when we know that there are people out there who don’t want to lock us up in concentration camps and eradicate our kind.”
While it’s hard to say if anyone ever fully realizes what their statements mean to others, I think it’s clear that Colbert and Stewart are making a statement and not just engaging in comedy. They are both very politically aware and their choices of topics and targets are deliberate.
And while the Islamophobes gather the most attention, I also think it’s fair to say that most people (and I’ll speak for Americans since that is the group I know) are just generally accepting of others and are not engaged in this fight at all. They just want everyone to be okay and get along, with no desire to lock up or eradicate any group. But they don’t go out and demonstrate or go to websites to discuss the issue.
I agree with you that active statements in support of groups being attacked, whether by name-calling and generalizations on the web or physical attacks in the real world, can lend an emotional boost. So, props to Colbert and Stewart. And remember that there are a lot of us who want Muslims, and everyone else, to do well without having to deal with any of those types of attacks.
Colbert and Stewart don’t realize how much it means to Muslims when they do this kind of stuff. To them it’s just comedy, but it makes us Muslims feel relaxed when we know that there are people out there who don’t want to lock us up in concentration camps and eradicate our kind.
the Jon Stewart one where he links Bachmann to terrorists through HSBC was much funnier!
By the way shouldn’t this be given an anti Loon tag, since he’s making fun of Bachmann and her Islamophobia?
Doesn’t show the part where he interviews Ellison through.
Colbert is hilarious! Also definitely an anti Loon. I wonder if someone from Loon Watch could be a guest on his show. It would certainly get you guys a lot of attention.
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