From The Nashville Scene
By Jack Silverman
Dear Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, Murfreesboro anti-mosque activist Laurie Cardoza-Moore and Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain: We’ve been pretty hard on you in these pages and on our blogs, chastising you for your blatant Islamophobia and laughing at your absurd contention that Sharia law could be imposed in the U.S. in a matter of years. But maybe we’ve been rash. Here you’ve been attempting to whip us into a frenzy, warning us that the Muslims are coming, and we’ve done nothing but mock you.
And now, it turns out you’re right. The Muslims really are coming to Middle Tennessee. And the latest weapon in their terrorist arsenal? Stand-up comedy.
On Sunday night, “The Muslims Are Coming” — a national tour of Muslim-American comedians — will unleash its satirical jihad at the Mercy Lounge. Stand-up comics Dean Obeidallah and Negin Farsad organized the tour in part to ply their trade, but more importantly, to counter the gross misperceptions about Muslims in America that permeate the media. To that end, they are focusing their efforts on the red states of the South, where anti-Muslim sentiments are highest.