Take his feelings about being a Muslim going through airport security after September 11. “I felt like whenever you passed through the metal detector you just feel guilty," Jobrani says. "And I would go through it and I would hear the beep and, 'I knew it, I knew it, I’m a terrorist!'”
WASHINGTON—Following the publication of the image above, in which the most cherished figures from multiple religious faiths were depicted engaging in a lascivious sex act of considerable depravity, no one was murdered, beaten, or had their lives threatened, sources reported Thursday. The image of the Hebrew prophet Moses high-fiving Jesus Christ as both are having their erect penises vigorously masturbated by Ganesha, all while the Hindu deity anally penetrates Buddha with his fist, reportedly went online at 6:45 p.m. EDT, after which not a single bomb threat was made against the organization responsible, nor did the person who created the cartoon go home fearing for his life in any way. Though some members of the Jewish, Christian, Hindu, and Buddhist faiths were reportedly offended by the image, sources confirmed that upon seeing it, they simply shook their heads, rolled their eyes, and continued on with their day.
"There were also restrictions when he did a TV set with Comedy Central, but of a slightly different kind. He submitted his materials to the legal department, who came back and asked him to take out references to Mercedes and 7-Eleven because they might be sponsors."
“I quickly realized that in the Middle East, God is God. And in the West, Tide is God, or the sponsor is God,” Jobrani says.
UPDATE January 14, 2014: Today on Public Radio, the topic of conversation is religious cartoons and the new Charlie Hebdo cover. They ask, "Is this just freedom of expression or further instigation?"
Further Instigation. Very interesting choice of words for NPR to use!