Islamic humour and cartoons

Islamic what? It is there, but never mainstream. Anti-Islam humour is common, of course.

Although Islam typically prohibits depictions of Mohammed such as cartoons, media sources in Islamic states often publish cartoons against people of other religions.

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What are the rules?

Koran (Sura 6 verse 68):

If you see those who mock our revelations, you shall avoid them until they delve into another subject. If the devil causes you to forget, then, as soon as you remember, do not sit with such evil people. 

From: Islam and the sense of humor (PDF):

The rules are contradictory:

Joking is permitted in Islam in the condition that it is moderate.

It is related that the Prophet, sallallahu alayhe wa sallam, said, "Everything has a beginning and hostility begins with joking."

Ja'far bin Muhammad said, "Beware of joking for it causes embarassment."

Ibrahim al-Nakh'i said, "Joking shows foolishness and arrogance."

Imamibn Abdul Bar said, "Some of the scholars denounced joking for what it causes of offences, spite and malice between people."

Shazia Mirza

(Soon after 9/11): My name is Shazia Mirza - at least, that is what it says on my pilot's licence.

I got on the plane to Denmark dressed like this, and this woman refused to sit next to me. So I said to her, "I'm going to sit on this plane and blow it up. And you think you're going to be safer three rows back?"

On my pilgrimage to Mecca I felt a hand on my bottom. I thought it was the hand of God. Then it happened again. Clearly, my prayers had been answered.

I was walking past this building site in Mecca when a group of Muslim builders shouted, "Show us your ... face".

About arranged marriages: "My friend Julie says, 'How can you sleep with someone you don't know?' - but she does it all the time".

I'm really looking forward to my wedding day. I can't wait to meet my husband.

(On the search in Iraq for Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction): "Look up his wife's purdah [dress], because nobody looks up there".

Last week, a Muslim woman was caught shoplifting. She was caught on CCTV. Police are looking for a woman ... with brown eyes.

If the comedy doesn't work out I'm going to become a suicide bomber. I went to see my job counselor, and he said, "Previous experience not required."

Men who blow themselves up are promised 72 virgins in paradise. That's a high price to pay for a shag.

All my cousins in France wear the burka, which is great, because they all use the same bus pass.