Startling new evidence that the existence of Islamophobia pre-dates the creation of the state of Israel arises from unexpected quarters. Previously unpublished Hollywood archives appear to have two of America’s greatest pre-war intellectuals voicing concerns about Islam while manning a Legionnaire outpost in southern Algeria somewhere, around 1931. While the recordings are rather scratchy, and almost inaudible, most experts agree that the leading light of that American intelligentsia Stan Laurel appearing to say to his old friend, “Islam is BOLLOCKS, Ollie!” Oliver (‘Ollie’) Hardy, no idiot himself, seems to reply in the affirmative saying, (after giving the matter a great deal of thought): “It sure is, Stanley, it sure is,” quite a number of times.
It has been suggested that Ollie could not have had time to give the statement a great deal of thought because they were far too busy staving off murderous attacks from The Mahdi’s* bloody-thirsty hordes. Experts argue, however, any consideration of the statement ‘Islam is bollocks’ was quite pointless because at the time it was so self-evident.
Despite the recordings having been made over 70 years ago, experts all agree, the message is still the same.
*The Mahdi – Islam’s messiah