Ask Bosch Fawstin how much fun a death threat (fatwa) according to Islamic law is. Ask Lars Vilks or Kurt Westegaard or the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists. Ask me or Lars Hedegaard or Geert Wilders or Robert Spencer how hysterical it is to live under constant threat.
This vicious bloody war is many things, but it ain’t funny. I predict this garbage series will fall flat on its face.
Damaged glass is seen at the site of a shooting in Copenhagen.
Showtime Issues ‘Fatwa’ Comedy Series from Aasif Mandvi,” Breitbart, August 30, 2016:
Showtime is developing a new “dark comedy” series called Fatwa from Daily Show alum and Halal in the Family creator Aasif Mandvi and writer-producer Dave Holstein.
According to Deadline, which first broke the news, the new series will center on LK Hussein (Mandvi), a struggling cartoonist “whose death threat becomes the greatest thing that ever happened to him.”
The series is named for the term for a religious ruling prescribed by an Islamic authority.
Mandvi and Holstein, who also worked together on the short-lived HBO comedy series The Brink, will reportedly co-write the script and serve as executive producers.
Mandvi has starred in Islamic-oriented comedy television fare before; l
ast year, the 50-year-old actor-comedian co-created the Web series Halal in the Family, which sought to use humor to disarm the stereotypes surrounding Muslims living in the United States. The series won a Peabody-Facebook Futures of Media Award.