In this episode we learn all about the scary mental threat of Muslim terrorists – perhaps not in the same poignant fashion as we got with “Cartoon Wars,” but it’s still a great episode.
When a new Muslim student, Bahir, joins Mrs. Garrison’s fourth grade class, Cartman immediately suspects him of terrorist activities. With a Hilary Clinton rally happening in town that day (thank goodness America is past having to deal with that), he is sure he’s discovered the target of Bahir’s anarchist plot.
A fascinating twist requires us to confront our prejudice and fears and think about the place of Muslims and Islam in American society.
Did you like this episode? What’s your favorite part? What do you think about America’s fear of terrorism and how life can improve with this seemingly looming threat?
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