Bill Cosby is a pretty funny guy, not gonna lie. Subhannullah he wants Muslims to be recognized as human beings and he’s doing it in the best way possible, through the technology called “the television”. Bill Cosby plans on starting a “Muslim Cosby Show” to help promote the real Islam. So how did this all begin?
Heres some good info from Br. Saad Ahmad from ChillYoIslamYo:
During the Park 51 debate last year, the famed news anchor Katie Couric mentioned people needed to change their attitudes about Muslims and a television show depicting what they are really like could do the trick for many.
She sparked the idea that a Muslim equivalent to the “Cosby Show” in America would help open up the eyes of those who are filled with nothing but blind hatred for Muslims.
Heres the video in which she spoke about that:
Just recently Bill Cosby said he was down with Katie Couric’s plan as stated here:
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.”
The 73-year-old comic, who lives in the woods of bucolic western Mass., said he doesn’t see any reason why a Muslim sitcom wouldn’t do well on TV — it’s not like there’s anything on the tube that floats his boat.
“I just see jokes on sitcoms that go right to sexual parts, or some form of name calling, or make fun of somebody or something, or just get a laugh from a profane word,” he said.
Although he’s retired from weekly TV, Cosby keeps developing new projects and still hits the stage to perform live stand-up. He will do two shows at Symphony Hall on Feb. 19.
“It’s a wonderful wonderful business . . . and I know that because I laugh,” he said. “I do know that when I laugh, if I laugh hard, that is very, very dangerous because my lungs fill up with fluid and I start coughing. Also my stomach muscles burn. But there’s a general feeling, the feeling of kind of happy. Smiles also do the same thing. So it’s a good, good feeling about the job you’re doing.”
Alhumdoillah I think its a great way of help promoting Islam and I mean the real Islam. Bill Cosby being such a famous and loved comedian will surely help promote the idea that Islam is actually all about peace and not what many think these days. Comedy brings laughs and laughing is good for the soul because remember smiling is a charity. Everyone loved the Bill Cosby Show because of the comedy and the essence of family protrayed in it, lets hope that inshAllah the, “Muslim Cosby Show” does the same!