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Monty Python alum: Parodying anything Islamic will k-k-k-kill you

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Michael Palin of the British comedy troupe Monty Python is warning that any parodying of Islam could be harmful to your health, as reported by The Daily Mail (of London, UK) on Dec. 29, 2013.

Noting a rise in sensitivities, the comedian stated:

Religion is more difficult to talk about. I don’t think we could do Life of Brian any more. A parody of Islam would be even harder.

With Islamic death fatwa rulings against Indian-British writer Salman Rushdie still fresh in English memories, Palin also was quoted by the British press:

There are people out there without a sense of humour and they’re heavily armed.

No Blasphemers Were Injured During the Making of this Film...

Famous for a slew of motion pictures that were usually parodies of Western life, culture and religion, one of the more famous Palin starred in was 1979's "Life of Brian," the often irreverent tale of an unfortunate soul named Brian who was born on the first Christmas day over 2,000 years ago.

Considered blasphemous by many Christians, the film satirized Christianity as the plot followed Brian as he spent his life being mistaken for the Messiah.

Despite more than a few Christians taking offense to certain scenes in the film, there were no death threats towards or beheadings of those responsible for the lampooning of the beginning of Christianity.



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