Yesterday, a friend of mine reminded me about Penn Jillette's self-admitted cowardice about speaking out against Islam. Here's his latest words about it, along with what I wrote and drew in 2010:
"The chances of a terrorist believing in Islam are pretty good. The chances of someone who believes in Islam being a terrorist are very, very bad. Very little chance of that." -Penn Jillette, from August 2016
The chances that Penn Jillette will say something insightful and true about Islam are "very, very bad". I took him to task about it a number of years ago, in a cartoon, which I was able to show him in person.
I wrote and drew this in 2010:
Penn Jillette, comedian/magician of the TV show BULLSHIT!, goes after anyone and everyone....well, not everyone. When asked if there are any groups he won't go after, he answers:
"...we haven't tackled Islam because we have families."
It's not about having families.
Critics of Islam have family as well, family jewels.
And when I asked Jillette, yesterday, if he were still a self-described "coward" when it came to talking about Mohammad, he replied....
And here are a number of tweets that I sent out today, in response to some pushback that I got from some Facebook friends who think that short of guaranteed government protection, one shouldn't speak out against Islam.
One who's silent about Mohammad, citing cowardice, is "honest", but only technically. The truly honest speak the full truth, no matter what.— Bosch Fawstin (@BoschFawstin) September 29, 2016
Those who are waiting to tell the truth about Islam only when the coast is clear, remember that truth-tellers are clearing the coast. #Truth— Bosch Fawstin (@BoschFawstin) September 29, 2016
Truthtellers don't wait for gov protection b4 they speak the truth, particularly about Islam.We can Still speak out,we Still have FreeSpeech— Bosch Fawstin (@BoschFawstin) September 29, 2016 Don't want to speak the truth about Islam? Fine, but don't accuse those of us who do of being suicidal.It's silence that will prove suicidal
— Bosch Fawstin (@BoschFawstin) September 29, 2016 "Insulting Islam is suicidal"
— Bosch Fawstin (@BoschFawstin) September 29, 2016
"Telling the truth about Islam & insulting it are one & the same & Not telling the truth will prove suicidal"
UPDATE: Jillette blocked me on Twitter.