Dean Obeidallah is a Muslim-American comedian, writer for The Daily Beast and CNN, director of “The Muslims Are Coming,” and host of a new weekly program that debuts Saturday on SiriusXM. I asked him to join me on KTRS to discuss his perspective, as both a Muslim and a satirist, on the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris. I asked him:
- Do the cartoons offend you?
- Does the Koran say you can’t show a picture or caricature of Mohammed?
- What do you think of media outlets that don’t show the magazine’s cartoon’s for safety reasons?
- How do you answer people like Rupert Murdoch who say it’s on moderate Muslims to condemn and combat Muslim extremists?
- What do comedians in the Middle East tell you about how they handle these issues on stage?
Dean’s latest Daily Beast piece is “Are All Terrorists Muslims? It’s Not Even Close.”