So Rory Bremner, the excellent comedian and satirist, feels he can’t do Islam jokes. Surprise, surprise!
No doubt a whole host of others – comedians, artists, writers, musicians – feel the same.
And what an indictment on the state we find ourselves in when people who are doing genuinely creative work have to self-censor because of people who run their lives according to superstition and imaginary friends and sky fairies.
I don’t object if people feel they can organise their lives according to religious principles, but they shouldn’t expect the rest of us to believe in the same things.