Islamic Society backs call to ban anti-Christian show

Performer Joshua Ladgrove

The Islamic Society of South Australia added its support to the Catholic Church's call to cancel the controversial Adelaide Fringe show Come Heckle Christ, reports

Islamic Society of SA secretary, Dr Waleed Alkhazrajy, said it would be 'blasphemy if a person dressed to show himself as the Prophet Mohammed.'

'All the Muslims around the world share the same belief that any acts or reference to depict any of the Abrahamic faiths' prophets is a blasphemy and it is not acceptable,' Dr Alkhazrajy said.

However, ticket sales for the show have increased by about 60 per cent since Christian groups began voicing opposition to the act at the weekend.

Melbourne comedian, Josh Ladgrove, countered claims that he wouldn't do a similar show about Islam, although he said his act was based on personal experience of being raised Christian and a physical resemblance to Jesus.

'Let's say that I was originally a Muslim and am now agnostic … and that we had a traditional, conventional image of what Mohammed looked like, and that I happened to fit that,' Mr Ladgrove said.

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