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December 10, 2007


Fred Kite

Terrific! Fearless and controversial as ever. Now let's see them do a cartoon about Mohammed.


@Fred Kite...
"Religion is often poked fun at in Gilbert Ratchet (and Viz as a whole), usually Christianity. In a 2005 Gilbert Ratchet strip, he was on his way to a mosque, saying the he hoped to make some light-hearted fun at the expense of Muslims. At the last minute he changed his mind and instead went to the Christian church across the road; the rest of the storyline was about him helping a vicar find Jesus's collection of pornographic magazines. Christians often object to the way various forms of media poke fun at their religion but not of other religions, such as Islam, and this curious opening to the strip could either be seen as a deliberately blatant confirmation of this accusation, or indeed it could be interpreted as the strip's creator making fun of his own reluctance to mock Islam and instead picking on the easier target of Christianity."
From Wikipedia. I know that's a long way from authoritative, but I do remember the strip in question myself...

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