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'Homeland' star made Muslim joke to Obama
Entertainment Weekly ^ | November 12, 2012 | James Hibberd

Posted on 11/12/2012 1:06:17 PM PST by EdnaMode

Homeland star Damian Lewis told a British talk show he sent a Muslim joke to president Barack Obama.

During an appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show Saturday night, the Emmy-winning actor says the president wanted a signed DVD box set of the Showtime hit to give to the Teamsters labor union (the president has previously revealed Homeland is his favorite show). Lewis says co-star Claire Danes wrote something along the lines of, ”I was a fan of yours long before you were a fan of ours.” But when it was the British-born Lewis’ turn, the actor says he jokingly wrote: “From one Muslim to another.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: homeland; lewis; muslim; obama
Did Mr. Lewis just cost himself another Emmy?
1 posted on 11/12/2012 1:06:23 PM PST by EdnaMode
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To: EdnaMode

It doesn’t matter now.


2 posted on 11/12/2012 1:15:50 PM PST by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: EdnaMode

Ooooh..! Now THAT is going to leave a mark..!

To be FUNNY, the jibe must contain a kernel (or much more) of the truth.

And it is funny, and it DOES.


3 posted on 11/12/2012 1:16:14 PM PST by gaijin
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To: EdnaMode

Oh, c’mon, this was obviously intended as a joke at the expense of the so-called birthers and not at dear leader’s


4 posted on 11/12/2012 1:18:32 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: EdnaMode

lol


5 posted on 11/12/2012 1:19:15 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: EdnaMode
But, but .. .

It's been PROVEN that president Obama is a practicing Christian.

I was told this fact from ABC News.

6 posted on 11/12/2012 1:21:10 PM PST by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.u)
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To: EdnaMode
says the president wanted a signed DVD box set of the Showtime hit to give to the Teamsters labor union

Well, it's a better gift than an iPod with some of his speeches on it.

7 posted on 11/12/2012 1:22:58 PM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: EdnaMode

Oh that sucks. I liked him in Band of Brothers, and the ironically short-lived series “Life”. Oh well. Another light-headed/liberal actor off my watch list.


8 posted on 11/12/2012 1:24:03 PM PST by ro_dreaming (G.K. Chesterton, “Christianity has not been tried and found wanting. It’s been found hard and lef)
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To: EdnaMode

Much truth to the statement “I go into the oval office and pretend I am going to work.”


9 posted on 11/12/2012 1:24:29 PM PST by certrtwngnut (He shrugs!)
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To: Puppage
says the president wanted a signed DVD box set of the Showtime hit to give to the Teamsters labor union

As a how-to guide?

10 posted on 11/12/2012 1:27:19 PM PST by LouD
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To: LouD

LOL, I was thinking, “what would a labor union want with that?


11 posted on 11/12/2012 1:31:52 PM PST by Rusty0604
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To: EdnaMode

12 posted on 11/12/2012 1:32:12 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: atc23

Time for a new campaign of billboards: “Where’s the baptismal certificate?”


13 posted on 11/12/2012 1:40:46 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: LouD

He could have written the show’s plot.


14 posted on 11/12/2012 1:41:57 PM PST by surrey
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To: EdnaMode

That’s just taqiy(ya).


15 posted on 11/12/2012 2:08:06 PM PST by RideForever
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To: atc23
But, but .. . It's been PROVEN that president Obama is a practicing Christian. I was told this fact from ABC News.

His baptismal certificate is in the same box with his selective service records, birth certificate, passport records, social security NUMBERS, college transcripts, college finance records and who knows what else....the most transparant presidency in history....if you have x-ray vision

16 posted on 11/12/2012 2:08:40 PM PST by terycarl
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To: EdnaMode
From one Muslim to another.

From one maniacal murdering moslem moron to another.

17 posted on 11/12/2012 2:11:46 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: EdnaMode

“Did Mr. Lewis just cost himself another Emmy?”

I wouldn’t be surprised if it costs him his entire career. obama has no sense of humor. You have to have humility in order to have sense of humor. When he makes jokes, they are usually terrible, and people on laugh beacuse they are expected to.


18 posted on 11/12/2012 2:14:21 PM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: EdnaMode
"the Emmy-winning actor says the president wanted a signed DVD box set of the Showtime hit to give to the Teamsters labor union ..."

Didn't know it was the job of a sitting President to solicit free gifts to give to their political friends.

19 posted on 11/12/2012 2:19:50 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: EdnaMode
(the president has previously revealed Homeland is his favorite show)

I was thinking about this last night. Why would someone - one who actually lives the stress of this as part of their actual job - show any interest whatsoever in some make-believe show about something that person is actually supposed to be involved in. Then it hit me. The reason Obama likes the show is because he isn't involved in these matters from the White House. The only involvement our President has is from what he sees on a TV show.

Claire Danes was once asked what she thought of the President's remarks about watching the show. Without missing a beat, she said something like, "He only watches to see himself in the opening credits."

20 posted on 11/12/2012 2:24:39 PM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: EdnaMode

These two Muslims walk into a bar ...


21 posted on 11/12/2012 3:59:39 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (People will vote for Obama to replace a god that they don't believe in)
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To: EdnaMode

the actor says he jokingly wrote: “From one Muslim to another.”

To me that would be the blackest slur,
fighting words in fact.


22 posted on 11/12/2012 4:05:25 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: ro_dreaming

I am sure the actor is not a Muslim. On his wikipedia page it says he is a trade justice ambassador for Christian Aid charity.


23 posted on 11/19/2012 12:34:07 AM PST by Krosan
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To: Krosan

Oh, I figured he wasn’t a Muslim, but he’s obviously an Obama-bot.


24 posted on 11/19/2012 8:21:23 AM PST by ro_dreaming (G.K. Chesterton, “Christianity has not been tried and found wanting. It’s been found hard and lef)
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