Faith at Altitude

Religion and spirituality in the shadow of Pikes Peak

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

What Would Mohammed Do?

It's tough to be Muslim these days. Never mind that the Islamic culture spawned the Taj Majal, beautiful poetry and the mathematical concept of zero; many Muslims feel that their fellow Americans now look at them sideways, as if they might whip out a roadside bomb.

To most Muslims, none of this is particularly funny. But a few have chosen to laugh anyway. Take the Muslims who run "Funny Muslim Clothes," specializing in self-deprecating T-shirts. One says "I'm not a terrorist, I just look like one." Another says "Detain me, I'm Arab."

Are these shirts funny? Politically incorrect? Sad? All of the above?


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