Pharyngula

Unbelievable

That creationist rascal Kenwal Hamza is up to his tricks again: he’s convinced the state of Kentucky to invest millions of dollars in his planned theme park, Koran Kountry.

The controversial park is the creation of Answers in Koran, LLC, who seek to bring visitors to the “family-friendly attraction that celebrates the truth of the Koran, and the power of the global jihadist movement to liberate Muslims from the oppression of the infidels and Jews. We also have roller coasters.”

The $300 million park, built on top of a reclaimed surface mining site in Muhlenberg County, was constructed with the help of unnamed international investors from Pakistan and Iran. Their feasibility study projects millions of tourists from the Middle East and South Asia will come to the park in its first three years of operation.

“This day would not be possible without the great help we received from the Beshear administration,” said Kenwal Hamza, CEO of Answers in Koran. “Muhlenberg County is now truly the closest thing to Paradise on Earth.”

They’re going to have rides and celebrate the true history of Islam…no, stop.

This doesn’t work.

Sorry, total fail. It’s bad satire.

No one is ever going to believe that an American state would fund something as stupid as “Koran Country”, or that they’d actually smile and approve tens of millions of dollars to a non-Christian theme park. There’s a plausibility gap a few zillion miles wide.

Although it does go a good job of highlighting the smug sense of Christian privilege that allowed the colossal inanity of Ken Ham’s Creation “Museum” to get built in the first place.

Comments

  1. #1 craig brush
    June 23, 2012

    Amen

  2. #2 Before It's News
    June 23, 2012

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  3. #3 Rosa Rubicondior
    United Kingdom
    June 23, 2012

    You know, you actually had me fooled there, for a second or two. Must get that faulty BS detector sorted.

  4. #4 David Hewitt, M.D.
    June 23, 2012

    Excellent work, sir. Bravo.

  5. #5 KevinS
    June 24, 2012

    Fake article is fake. I disagree that it’s bad satire. I am delighted to see genuine Kentuckians point out the potential hypocrisy of Beshear’s policy regarding the failed Ark Park. If anything the for-fun article indicates that the rational majority is duly aware of the potential situation of Beshear denying similar public incentives to non-Christian religious organizations.

  6. #6 Jon Pierson
    Ireland
    June 25, 2012

    Hi PZ (hear me thinking ‘zed’!),

    Wouldn’t a better name for the theme park be something like Koran Kournty Kommunity? That way the initialism would seem more, er, appropriate.

    Also, if the theme park is to be based on the ‘truth’ in the Koran, surely it would not need $300 million spending on it because it would be of a size approaching invisibility.

    Regards,

    Jon

  7. #7 Ace
    June 26, 2012

    Personally I like the idea of Kentuckys Koran Kountry…. oh…wait…

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