Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Politics
  3. Political Buzz

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

See also

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.

Advertisement

News

  • Baseball Hall of Fame
    The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown welcomes six new inductees
    Video
    Video
  • 2012 do-over
    If we were to re-do the 2012 election, a new poll suggests Romney would win
    Politics
  • Boko Haram
    Boko Haram kidnaps the wife of the vice prime minister of Cameroon
    World News
  • Ceasefire breaks
    Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu claims Hamas broke another brief ceasefire
    Gaza
  • Close call with CME
    Scientists tell how Earth survived a giant solar flare back in 2012
    Space
  • Comic-Con
    What's going on at Comic-Con? Get all the latest updates here
    Comic-Con

Related Videos:

  • Famine
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518232952" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518232952&autoStart=true"></div>
  • Is promised unilateral power play on immigration violating Take Care Clause?
    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/EuCUGXFsEn4?VQ=HD720&amp;allowfullscreen=true&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>
  • Exposed
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518100986" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518100986&autoStart=true"></div>