Posts Tagged ‘ Jesus and Mo ’

Problematic, barmaid

Nov 22nd, 2017 12:16 pm | By

Jesus and Mo are fretting about epistemic violence too.

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They’re regrouping

Oct 4th, 2017 10:30 am | By

The new Jesus and Mo:

Prompted by Saudi Arabia’s announcement that they’ll let women drive – don’t get too excited.

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Let’s ask her

Jul 26th, 2017 3:26 pm | By

It’s been way too long since I shared a Jesus and Mo.

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So now you understand

Feb 22nd, 2017 11:51 am | By

The best bits!

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Shut up about free speech!

Oct 12th, 2016 7:47 am | By

Jesus and Mo chat about that gymnast who dared to make fun of Islam.

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His logic terrifies

Apr 6th, 2016 3:33 pm | By

So we need some more blasphemy. MORE BLASPHEMY I say. Jesus and Mo oblige.

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Mar 9th, 2016 4:31 pm | By

The new Jesus and Mo considers a question that I often ask: whence came Mo’s reputation for being such a kind lovely fella?

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Park bench theology lessons

Feb 18th, 2016 1:40 pm | By

Mo gets his money’s worth.

On beer, probably.

Don’t forget the book!

Wrong again, God boy – the 7th volume of J&M strips, with a foreword by Ophelia Benson.

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The big shave

Feb 10th, 2016 9:57 am | By

Today’s Jesus and Mo (from the archive):


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Wrong again, God boy

Dec 1st, 2015 2:54 pm | By

Just in time for Christmas secular winter solstice shopping, the 7th collection of Jesus and Mo cartoons is published.

And guess what! I got to write the foreword for it!

Here it is:

We’re living in a time of flourishing, intensifying fanaticism, specifically religious fanaticism.

In a way that seems strange. You would think religious fanaticism would be on a steady downward trajectory as technology and communication proceed in an upward one. How can murderous devotion to an antique Holy Book co-exist with the Mars Rover and the iPad?

Jesus and Mo implicitly and slyly puts that question whenever we see the boys watching television or at a laptop or reading a wide assortment of newspapers. The core running … Read the rest

The heart of the matter in four frames

Oct 16th, 2015 10:57 am | By

Kenan Malik wrote the introduction to a new Danish collection of Jesus and Mo cartoons and he has posted it on his blog.

One of my favourite cartoons shows Jesus and Mo explaining to the barmaid the Aristotelian idea, later picked up by both Islamic and Christian theologians, that ‘Everything that has a beginning must have a cause’ and ‘the universe has a beginning, therefore it must have a cause’. ‘Therefore?’, asks the barmaid. ‘Therefore no bacon’, replies Mo. ‘Or gay sex’, chips in Jesus. It is a typical dig at the illogicalities of religious faith. It also, in Jesus and Mo’s inimitable way, taps into one of the most difficult theological conundrums for believers, the tension between

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Othering the other

Sep 16th, 2015 10:50 am | By

Us and them, us and them, us and them.

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Their fundamental right as believers

Jul 3rd, 2015 3:08 pm | By

Jesus must have been watching that video of the bashful young Catholics coming out homophobic.

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Normal and extremist defined

Mar 28th, 2014 9:41 am | By

Adam Deen of the “Deen Institute” (he’s the founder and executive director) (of the “institute” he bashfully named after himself) is ranting at and about Maryam Namazie on Twitter. He’s ok with ex-Muslims, you see (for the purposes of this discussion), but not with ex-Muslim extremists. What’s that? One observer suggested “the difference is between silence and speech.”

Author of Jesus & Mo obliged with an illustration.

Adam Deen (of the eponymous “institute”) offered an amendment.

I see. Normal is moving on, extremist is criticizing what you left.

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Their self-congratulatory image of brave “speakers of truth to power”

Feb 15th, 2014 11:56 am | By

Nick Cohen points out the very important difference between saying you are not showing a cartoon character named Mo out of respect, and saying you are not showing a cartoon character named Mo because you are afraid to.

When the BBC interviewed the artist behind Jesus and Mo, its editors told him privately they could not show his drawing of Jesus saying “Hey” and Mo saying “How ya’ doin’?” because jihadis might murder the corporation’s correspondents in Pakistan.

That’s a reason, but what a pity they didn’t say that during the interview. What a pity Jeremy Paxman did the very opposite, and insinuated that the cartoonist had done a bad wrong thing in drawing such a cartoon at all. What … Read the rest

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Why Chris and Abhishek wore the Jesus and Mo T shirts

Feb 2nd, 2014 10:58 am | By

The coverage of the controversy over Maajid Nawaz and Jesus & Mo has done a consistently bad job of getting right the part about how and why Chris Moos and Abhishek Phadnis wore their J & M T shirts on The Big Questions and why they unzipped their jackets to reveal them toward the end of the programme.

They did both because the BBC asked them to.

Most of the coverage has implied or said that it was their idea and that they did it to provoke. Wrong.

The latest is an article today in the Independent by Archie Bland.

His account of the how and why is much more detailed than previous ones, but it’s hardly fair to … Read the rest

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As we are sure you can appreciate

Jan 30th, 2014 5:25 pm | By

The National Secular Society shares the form letter it got in response to its open letter to Channel 4 about its wretched decision to paste a black egg over Mo when it reported on the childish fuss over Maajid Nawaz and Jesus & Mo.

The letter, from Steve Reynolds of Channel 4 Viewer Enquiries, reads:

As we are sure you can appreciate, this is a very sensitive subject for many viewers. Channel 4 News editorial staff gave great consideration to the issues involved and believe that they reached a fair and balanced judgement, weighing up the potential for offence to some viewers by showing the depiction of the Prophet Mohammed and the necessity of showing the cartoon in full.

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The jargon of authenticity

Jan 29th, 2014 11:13 am | By

Stephen Evans of the National Secular Society writes an excellent open letter to Channel 4 about the Black Egg censorship of the image of Mo, sending it via the Huffington Post UK.

We were surprised and extremely disappointed to see that Channel 4 News took the decision to cover up the image of Mohammed when showing the Jesus & Mo cartoon, and we are thus keen to elicit the rationale behind that particular editorial decision.

During the report, it was noted that this decision was taken so as not to cause offence to some viewers; however we would like to point out that by your making this decision you have effectively taken a side in a debate where a Muslim

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Designs by a wonderfully acid British cartoonist

Nov 24th, 2013 10:25 am | By

Nick Cohen has a piece in the Observer on censorship at UK universities. He starts, as he should, with Chris and Abhishek.

On the morning of 3 October, Chris Moos and Abhishek Phadnis put on joke T-shirts, of the kind students wear the world over, and went to man the Atheist, Secularist and Humanist Society stall at the London School of Economics freshers’ fair. The bullying the university authorities visited upon them for the next 36 hours should provoke the most important free speech court case to hit British universities in years. It certainly deserves to.

Damn right.

Both the left and the right complain about censorship, both engage in it, Nick points out.

The Moos and Phadnis case

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The proud tradition of a free press

Oct 8th, 2013 6:24 pm | By

The Independent reported on the LSE Student Union’s interference with the LSE Atheist, Secularist and Humanist Student society yesterday, including quoting one of Dawkins’s tweets.

It included one panel from the toon – an especially daring one.

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