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Submitted by dds (Canada), Feb 7, 2006 at 10:31

I'll betcha the producers and writers of Will and Grace feel like they've dodged a bullet.

In an ironic study in juxtaposition, the same day as the initial reports of angry response by Muslims to that cartoon, there came news that that Towering Television Achievement had cast Britney Spears as a Christian talk-show host appearing on a cooking show called "Cruci-fixin's".

Wait – it gets better: the show is to air just before Good Friday.

Lucky thing for those producers and writers that the Bible does not mandate fire-bombing their homes, the TV studios which air the show and advertisers who pay for it. Well, there is fire involved in God's response, but the producers and writers still have time (so long as they are breathing) to avoid it. (Even that's debatable. Jesus says blaspheming against the Holy Spirit is the one sin for which there is no forgiveness. But maybe the writers and producers know not what they do.)

Of course, if they'd cast, say, Justin Timberlake (to keep the ex-Mickey Mouse club types together) as an Imam sitting down to a big bowl of "Allah-Bits" in the morning ... we don't have to think too hard to imagine the response, do we?

Aren't double standards wonderful?
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