It’s when two seemingly unrelated news items make headlines in the same week that one can really formulate some jokes. I read about how the producer of “Matrix” is planning a biopic of Muhammad:

Producer Barrie Osborne cast Keanu Reeves as the messiah in The Matrix and helped defeat the dark lord Sauron in his record-breaking Lord of the Rings trilogy. Now the Oscar-winning American film-maker is set to embark on his most perilous quest to date: making a big-screen biopic of the prophet Muhammad.

Budgeted at around $150m (£91.5m), the film will chart Muhammad’s life and examine his teachings.

Osborne told Reuters that he envisages it as “an international epic production aimed at bridging cultures. The film will educate people about the true meaning of Islam”.

No, I think the “protesters” bombing the set will educate people about the true meaning of Islam.

Osborne’s production will reportedly feature English-speaking Muslim actors. It is backed by the Qatar-based production company Alnoor Holdings, who have installed the Muslim scholar Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi to oversee all aspects of the shoot. In accordance with Islamic law, the prophet will not actually be depicted on screen. […]

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Sounds like a remake of the 2000 movie “Hollow Man.” Playing an invisible man, Kevin Bacon also got to rape people without being seen.

Anyway, here we’re being told yet again how great Islam is. But the very same week brought us news about a case in which the judge tells a woman that her husband who is trying to kill their daughter needs to be “re-educated” to “renounce his Islamic understanding of [adultery].”

Why would anything Islamic — meaning awesome — need to be renounced?

Here was the Jihad Watch item on it:

… “Exclusive: Sharia Infiltrates German Courts, Schools, and Ministry of Foreign Affairs,” by Dr. Sami Alrabaa at Family Security Matters, April 6 (thanks to Pamela):

Once again a German court ruled by referring to [Sharia law], which predominantly incites to denigration of women, hatred, violence.

Most recently, Lisa, a German woman (46) married to an Egyptian, called the police seeking protection for herself and her 17-year-old daughter from assaults by her husband. Magdi, Lisa’s husband, threatened to kill their daughter who had been raped by a man. Magdi, a practicing Muslim, believes that his daughter committed “Zena” (adultery). He told his wife that he was always suspicious of his daughter who clandestinely had a German boyfriend. Lisa filed a divorce case against her husband, and requested deporting him.

The judge, Matthias Rau, at a court in Hanover, Germany, ruled (January 21, 2009), Lisa had to wait for at least one year before she is legally divorced. Her husband cannot be deported. “He must be re-educated, in hopes he would renounce his Islamic understanding of ‘Zena,’” the judge said.

The German judge argued, “Muslims have a different understanding of rape than Europeans, and this must be taken into account.” […]

As Robert Spencer cites, “Islamic law regarding rape requires four male Muslim witnesses to establish that it happened, as per Qur’an 24:13.”

That’s right, Folks: It just ain’t rape unless it’s gang rape.