SALON: Suffering Islamophobia? Try Bassem Youssef’s “Muslim Morning After Kit”

Egyptian comedian Bassem Youssef has created a sure-fire way to combat Islamophobia by introducing a “Muslim Morning After Kit.”

Youssef, a satirist who has been dubbed the “Egyptian Jon Stewart,” partnered with the entertainment site CAFE for a satirical commercial hawking a innovative ” kit” that will protect Muslims in America “from anyone who may want to hurt you because they think you vaguely resemble a terrorist.”

The parody video sheds light on the excess of racial stereotypes Muslims encounter on a daily basis — while poking fun at white people who don’t think they’re racist. The “kit” Youssef introduces includes American flags “to drape all over your house every direction,” a T-shirt that says “one of the good ones” on it, an audio exercise CD that helps users sound more “white,” a photo with country singer Toby Keith and a backpack patch that says “just some books and a laptop.” Additionally, the kit comes with an audio recording keychain stocked with phrases familiar to Muslims following a terrorist attack such as”I hereby condemn yesterday’s terrorist attack and all terrorist attacks. Buh-bye!”

 

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