Worlds of Islam, Michael Jackson Collide in Egyptian Film

The news of the passing of the King of Pop is the start of a crisis of conscience for Sheikh Khalid Hani, the main character of the movie “Sheikh Jackson,” Egypt’s first feature film to focus on the religious movement known as Salafis, followers of one of the strictest interpretations of Islam.


Outrage Erupts over White Actor Joseph Fiennes Playing Michael Jackson

White actor Joseph Fiennes has been cast to play Michael Jackson in “Elizabeth, Michael & Marlon,” a new comedy based on a rumored story about how the King of Pop tried to flee New York City, along with Marlon Brando and Elizabeth Taylor, after the 9/11 attacks.

Charlie Hebdo poked fun at everyone.

Five of the Best Charlie Hebdo Covers That Have Nothing to Do With Religion

French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has become internationally synonymous with free speech after yesterday’s brutal massacre at their headquarters, perpetrated by radical Islamists seeking revenge for their mockery of Muhammad. The magazine regularly mocks Muhammad, Jesus Christ, both specific Popes and the papacy in general, and other religious figures, which appears to have led to some misconception that religious satire is their only trade.