Pakistani comedian Danish Ali’s latest viral video is called “Muslims rejoice at being able to take their clocks to school” – a satiric look at what happened to techie-teen clock-maker, Ahmed Mohamed.
The comedian says perceptions of Muslims can be divided into two periods: pre and post 9/11. “If you’re Muslim or brown, you were Aladdin before 9/11,” comments Ali. “You were just an exotic guy. You had probably magic carpets. The world didn’t know about you, really. We were this mysterious thing, right? After 9/11, someone who looks like me is the guy who shoots at Iron Man. He has no friends. That guy is a loser … You’re not going to get any girls. No one’s going to sell you a car. It’s just awful being the guy who shoots at Iron Man.”