You know, because Muslims are renowned for their sense of humor when it comes to Islam.
(Boston Herald) — Legendary funnyman Bill Cosby is down with Katie Couric’s plan for combating Islamophobia in America: a Muslim “Cosby Show.”
“I like her idea,” The Cos told The Track. “I think you could very well teach and people could understand. I do feel that whenever I have gotten to meet people who are coming from different countries that may have been Muslim, I do know that they say they love ‘The Cosby Show.’ And then they ask me, ‘You know why? Because it’s about family.’”
Couric floated the idea on her webcast, suggesting that someone create a sitcom that follows an American Muslim family the way Cosby’s ’80s sitcom about Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable and his family chronicled upwardly mobile African-Americans.
“I know that sounds crazy,” she said, “but ‘The Cosby Show’ did so much to change attitudes about African-Americans in this country, and I think sometimes people are afraid of things they don’t understand.”
“If you hear philosophies that come out of the readings and the religions, some of these sayings are absolutely fantastic,” he said. “I remember a Muslim woman said to me . . . ‘There’s a saying: Trust in Allah, but tie up your camel.’ Now that’s wonderful! And I think everybody could have a good feeling about that.”