Today’s Jesus and Mo strip, called “camps,” came with this email notice:
Hypocrisy features in a lot of J&M strips, but it has seldom been so brazen and transparent as it is in the situation upon which this strip is based.
The “situation” is a demonstration in Bangladesh against French President’s Macron’s crackdown on radical Islam after the beheading of a French teacher for showing cartoons of Muhammad in a free-speech lesson. 40,000 came out in Dhaka, the country’s capital, and there’s a promise to boycott French products. (I also note that the NYT has published two articles detailing Macron’s crackdown, which I interpret as the paper’s defense of all things Islamic).
And, as the artist said, and as I emphasize in my foreword to the latest Jesus and Mo collection, a constant theme of the strip is the Divine Duo’s hypocrisy. Mo is vociferous on the faux oppression of Muslims in France, but not about genuine oppression and sequestration of Muslims in China: