Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Don't make Mary sad

The Islam Channel is running an amusing little ad in which an adult woman dubs the voice of a young girl wandering around a smart modern apartment dressed a bit like the Virgin Mary.

Hello, she says, my name is Maria, which is Mary. Little Mary tells us that she loves Jesus, "peace be upon him", in fact she "loves all the prophets of God...Jesus, Abraham and Mohammed", and it makes her "sad when anyone insults them or makes fun of them." Most of the meaning of this little propaganda piece lies in the deep-toned emphasis the actress places on the word "sad".

The same channel publicises its in-house magazine with the strapline Dare to Question, a rather flagrant pilfering of the invitation to doubt inherant in (parts of) the Christian message, but usually absent in the Muslim one.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

See what I said about the GP&U event at