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Posted on Oct 12, 2010

Is Islam finding its way into our schools? Christmas carols? How about our soup? Stephen Colbert is on that case, just like everyone on Fox News, in this clip from Monday’s episode of “The Colbert Report.”  —KA

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By robertaustin, October 14, 2010 at 1:33 pm Link to this comment

  Do you understand Colbert at all? He is mocking the silly right wingers who see a Muslim threat everywhere they look. He is not belittling Muslims, rather he is highlighting the stupidity of those who irrationality fear Islam. Though humor and irony, he is standing up for you, and you are damning him for it!

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By Ahmad, October 13, 2010 at 5:15 am Link to this comment
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Colbert sucks! He doesn’t know what the he’ll he’s talking about and he thinks that
waterer he’s saying is true and that people are not offend by if. I am a MUSLIM and I
am proud and I just want Stephen Colbert to know that Muslims Are smarter than a big
percentage of Americans. My sister got a 2300 on her SATs,  my mother is a
professional architect and an interior designer,  my other sister wrote a book,  my
brother who is ten knows everything ther is to know about electrical engineering and I
know i have painted drawaings better than proffesionals so I just want you to know that
the next time you talk about Muslims.

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By gerard, October 12, 2010 at 3:44 pm Link to this comment

Funny—but somehow I don’t think this approach will do what needs to be done.  I don’t think it does any harm—but people who need to change won’t listen to it,and if they do, they will find it offensive. What needs to be done is that people who take human differences too seriously need to become less serioius—usually a product of education and/or experience.
  People who are “too serious” have trouble
“catching on”.  They don’t think that difference can be funny; they think only that it is odd, threatening and even dangerous—“not like us”. The very idea of Campbells “hallal soup” is likely to seem to their serious perceptions as just one more attempt to take over “our” culture.
  Minds that are more “sophisticated”—and less serious—got that way by learning to accept differences, not resent them. Just when and how this happens is a mystery but by the time people reach adulthood, the difference is obvious. The all-important concept of “empathy” comes in here someplace too—allied with humor—but I don’t know of any scholarly investigation on the subject. I just “feel” there are connections important to understanding the so-called “liberal” mind.

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