"Radical Islamist. Hot new fad on the planet."

2007
Aug
25

The Official Berkeley Breathed Website [warning: ComicSans] announced that the weekly “Opus” comics for August 26th AND September 2nd* “have been withheld from publication by a large number of client newspapers across the country, including Opus’ host paper The Washington Post.” The reason? Making jokes about Islam. And just the week before, Opus was thoroughly ridiculing the late Jerry Falwell. BB recommends catching his missing strips in the Salon.com comics section. But it being the Internet, somebody has already found and posted tomorrow’s “Opus”. And if that copy has been taken down, I have one here: opus082507.jpg Let’s hear it for “Fatima Struggle”!!!

Berkeley Breathed is no stranger to controversy. Even his latest children’s book, “Mars Needs Moms”, was declared “Politically Incorrect”. He is no stranger to me, either, although my last email exchange with him was over 3 years ago and I had nothing to do with this recent interview at MSNBC.com.

*Comic strip trivia: Most newspapers have their Sunday comics printed weeks in advance; that’s why Kudzu ran Sunday strips two weeks after the dailies ended when Doug Marlette died.

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