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Pamela Geller, Breitbart: My take on Larry David’s fatwa


My book, FATWA: Hunted in America is available now on Amazon and Barnes and Noble, so it is kismet that Larry David would make the theme of this season’s Curb Your Enthusiasm (its ninth) a fatwa on his head.

Pamela Geller: Thank You, Larry David

A fatwa on Larry David’s head serves as the theme of this season’s Curb Your Enthusiasm.

This is the first time I have seen any mainstream entertainment property address, albeit comically, this scourge on free societies in such a forthright fashion.

The Hollywood Reporter says:

After a six-year hiatus, the HBO comedy returned with its ninth-season premiere Sunday. To fill in the missing time, Curb revealed that TV Larry David (the creator plays an exaggerated version of himself) has spent the last few years writing a musical based on Salman Rushdie’s life titled Fatwa! In 1988, the author’s novel The Satanic Verses became so controversial in the Muslim community that death threats were issued against Rushdie, including a fatwa calling for his assassination from the then-leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

Hollywood Reporter adds that “on Curb, Larry goes onto Jimmy Kimmel Live! to promote the musical. … The repercussions of Larry’s broadcast appearance will continue to play out as the rest of the 10-episode season unfolds. ‘It permeates the entire season, but not in ways you’d expect,’ executive producer Jeff Schaffer told The Hollywood Reporter of the fatwa being more than just a one-episode gag.’”

David takes more than just the idea for this plotline from the real fatwa that the Islamic Republic of Iran put on Rushdie’s head.

Hollywood Reporter explains: “For Curb viewers who are looking for clues as to what’s in store for Larry, they can take a look back at what Rushdie went through in the years following. Now, the author says he is enjoying that people are finally reading his book without the controversy looming over its pages, and that they are finding the comedy that was intended within the story.”

David does not mention the fatwa that ISIS put out on me or the multiple Muslim assassination attempts on me, of course; I’m a less attractive figure to the Left than the liberal Rushdie is. Even so, the show is delicious. The depictions of the maniacal mullah, the ayatollah, is authentic and hysterical. His rhetoric is spot-on, using the bloodthirsty, Islamic denunciations we are long familiar with but that no one in Hollywood ever writes or talks about.

I have never seen this, ever, from the Left Coast, and that is saying something, considering that it has been 16 years since 9/11, and that there have been 30,000-plus jihad terror attacks around the world since then. It’s the war that dare not speak its name. When Hollywood does terrorism, it is “Russian,” “Serb,” or “skinhead” — devoid of reality. So, Larry David’s Fatwa! is divine.

Any time the subjects of jihad, creed apartheid, gender apartheid, Jew-hatred, honor violence, female genital mutilation, etc., are broached, they are usually washed of motive or, in the case of the Showtime series Homeland, turned into a ridiculous piece of apologetics — a great show made absurd as the producers groveled to gain acceptance with Islamic supremacists and their lapdogs on the left.

Frankly, this could only have been tackled by Larry David. I started to view some of his other seasons, and I began to understand why it was he who took the big giant leap into blasphemy. The Larry David that Larry David plays on Curb Your Enthusiasm is offensive — proudly, wildly offensive. He uses the n-word more times than Kanye. He makes fun of battered women. He is unabashedly misogynistic, almost unconsciously. He even riffed the Ground Zero mosque battle, metaphorically, of course, in a battle to build a Palestinian chicken restaurant next to the “sacred ground” of a Jewish deli.

“They can build anything, anywhere they want!” “It’s offensive!” “It’s insensitive!”

And while I might not have agreed with Larry’s poor choice of metaphors, the Jew-hatred of the Palestinians in the restaurant was to die for, literally. I was rolling on the floor laughing.

So, I owe Larry David a huge thank you. I do not think that a large majority of Americans even know what a fatwa is, or are aware that the handful of Americans who stand in defense of freedom live under one and require an army of round-the-clock protection. What better way to educate than through the power of comedy?

To quote Larry David, “Pretty good. Pretttttttty, pretttttttttty, pretttttty good.”

Hey Larry, you didn’t have to cross the pond to highlight the danger of sharia in the West. There are Americans living under the fatwa death threat right here, right now. And there is plenty of material to mine. Imagine the chuckles and belly laughs you would get riffing on the Muslims on trial as we speak in Boston for a plot to behead me. How about a “draw Muhammad” episode?

Funny as it may seem, I sincerely hope that David does not get a real fatwa on his head. It’s no laughing matter. I know.

Pamela Geller is the President of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), publisher of the Geller Report and author of the already bestselling book, FATWA: Hunted in America, as well as The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War on America and Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance. Follow her on Twitter here. Like her on Facebook here.

Pamela Geller's shocking new book, "FATWA: HUNTED IN AMERICA" is now available on Amazon. It's Geller's tell all, her story - and it's every story - it's what happens when you stand for freedom today. Buy it. Now. Here.

  • Suresh

    Muslims don’t like truth about Islam to come out nor tolerate any criticism even if its about their “perfect man”

    • OneWitness

      There is a lot in life one has to contend with, like people “taking the name of the Lord thy God in vain!” Seems to be pretty popular in movies and has been for way too long. Tolerance has to work for Christians. Very sad.

    • Underzog

      It’s not just uMlims, it’s their lib/commie lapdogs, too.

  • Mahou Shoujo

    The word is getting out, there are more people aware of islam and its lies.

    • Janet R. Richards

      sebastian, lancaster mom carleen made 146180 with

      • Mahou Shoujo

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  • Does your book come out ALSO as a Kindle version?

    … as Robert Spencer’s shortly new published

    (now also as Kindle -> have yesterday pre-ordered)

  • Joe Engineer

    I’ve always enjoyed his show, but became a little concerned when I saw him use the fatwa in the new season. I hope it doesn’t become a real problem.

    • Laird MacTavish

      That was my first thought! You know how life imitates art, when art tries to imitate life.

    • Bill

      They threatened the guys at ‘South Park’, supposedly, so they pulled the Mohammed episode.

  • Nefarious420

    Hey Pamela, slightly off topic….I see your book is on Amazon finally, YAY!!! Have any chapters you can share? I (and I am sure other readers of yours) would love to leave you a great and honest review as I am sure your book is nothing short of stellar.

    • IzlamIsTyranny

      It made it onto Amazon — I’m surprised considering they banned Halloween costumes deemed offensive to f’ing muslums.

      • solange9

        That seems fair to Amazon, as they promote “costumes” of Anne Frank, products that incite terror and promote Jew hatred. There is an active boycott against them and Whole Foods, which they now own, as well.

  • Trump can’t ban islam

    he is asking for it. in seinfeld islam was respected and nobody drew mohammad and that was before 9/11. there were even funny jokes about hijacking airplanes which didn’t have nothing to do with islam. it should remain the same if they know what is good for them

    • Halal Boycott will end Islam

      Sorry pal, anti-Islam is now mainstream.

      Time to take up a hobby instead.

  • Here is the funniest person on television and we get more truth from Larry David then mainstream news.
    The mainstream news narrative if someone gets there head cut off is ‘nothing to see here’
    But find a Pigs head in front of a mosque and it’s painted as the crime of the century.

    • Bill

      And that’s how the British government handles it. SMH.

    • moose

      Larry David is comic GENIuS….wish he was on much more regularly…..

  • DemocracyRules

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    Viewership is increasing quickly since May 2017 launch.

  • Ravaa

    Totally agree. Loved Seinfeld, loved Curb Your Enthusiasm, love Larry David! And glad he’s tackling the difficult topic of fatwa … in a way many can listen to.

  • aebe

    He might turn a few progressive heads .

    Validate your 2nd Amendment Rights… Carry

  • s;vbkr0boc,klos;

    Laughter and scorn are the last weapon in Democracy’s arsenal, something peculiar to our free way of life, or what is left of it.

  • solange9
    • solange9

      LOL ~ I was shocked and pleasantly surprised to see the fatwa seasons begin and also appreciative for this truth coming out in a palatable manner through comedy. Hats off to Larry David and Pamela Geller and all those fighting the good fight.

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