A post by Maynard
Meet Ahmed and Salim
I read about these delightful little imps in this article in the Jerusalem Post. Seems that somebody decided to make a cartoon parody of Palestinian terrorists in the style of “South Park”.
Is this a valid vehicle of humor? Just as some say one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter, others see one man’s humor as another man’s hate crime. But I’m not an advocate of moral relativism; some things are just wrong. The Post article quotes a Palestinian “peace activist” as saying, “These videos are dangerous and full of lies… This type of video will in no case favor reconciliation between Jewish and Arab communities. On the contrary, it can only spawn hate.” It’s a challenge that supporters should certainly be able to address. Considering the reality of terrorism and Jew-hatred, and the hypocritical double standard of political correctness, I think they can do so.
Enough of the philosophical arguments; you’ve heard them all before. You can watch and decide for yourself. I’ll admit that I laughed. There are six short episodes so far (~3 minutes each). They’re on YouTube, but I’m not embedding them here because, like South Park, they’re a bit salty for the page. For more, click to AhmedAndSalim.com. Here’s the episode guide. Or to get directly to Episode 1 on YouTube, go here.