SBS TV who is part of the second largest broadcast company in Europe with over 77 million recievers in 13 different countries, has decided that they will not air the Danish/Egyptian comedian Omar Marzouk’s series called “The Cell (Danish title: Cellen).”
What a shame, the preview looks hilarious.
Originally the series was named “The Terror Cell (Orig.Title: Terrorcellen)” but SBS got that changed, after awhile they decided they would not air it on their more popular Channel 5, but on their less seen Channel 6. As the series was closing in on the date on where it would be aired, the makers of the series were asked to censor away some of their more controversial scenes. For example there is allegedly a scene where someone throws up on a bunch of Qurans.
Eventually they pulled the plug, as they said, “Want to evaluate the terror risk.”
Omar Marzouk is supposely angry at SBS TV. As he said, he is not out ot create a new Muhammed Cartoon Crisis, but rather open a dialogue. In my opnion, the most effective tool we got against religious fundamentalism, is humour. If we cannot laugh at how silly they are, what else can we do?