Jacob Isom ("Dude You Have NO Quran!" Guy!)

From Materia Islamica
Jump to: navigation, search

147967156634005.png
The legendary hippie, Jacob Isom, rescued a Qu'ran from being burnt.

"Dude, you have NO Qu'ran!":— is a meme from 2010, which gained prominence across the globe owed to several public Qu'ran burnings instigated by several fundamentalist Christian leaders. The phrase was made famous by 23 year old Jacob Isom—a poor, but happy-go-lucky hippie[1] and pizzeria chef[2][n. 1]—who saved a Qu'ran doused in kerosene from getting burnt.[3] In a news segment he was asked by a journalist about the book burning, and he replied in true skater-boy fashion with "I snuck up behind him and took his Qu'ran. He said something about burning a Qu'ran, and I was like "dude you have no Qu'ran! And ran off".[4][5][6] It became an internet meme a few days later after Youtuber Bart Baker auto-tuned the report into a song, which saw it subsequently receiving over 1 million views[3]—now having 1.25 million views.[7] The original report received a total of 706,000 views.[4] A week later he was interviewed by journalist Shira Lazar.[8] He said other people had unfortunately created T-shirts and other merchandise, profiting off of his fame.[8] He in turn designed his own T-shirts but was (unfortunately ) criticised from profiting off of his own good will.[8] He was subsequently seen in Washington DC attending a protest to "restore sanity". Jon Stewart, a comedic journalist, gave Isom the "Medal of Reasonableness". "Know Your Meme" however later said that it thrown into the crowd as he believed they deserved it more than he did.[9]. Isom was also seen in several published cheesecake videos on Youtube. He has since gone down in history as a Qu'ran hero,[2] as well as a hero to the Islamic community.[n. 2]

"In Depth Interview":— Isom never owned a television prior to the incident—and not even any furniture[10]—which may explain why he wasn't Islamophobic to begin with, and sympathised with the Muslim community from what he saw was an unjust attack. After three days of having to grapple with his fame, he became upset as everyone thought he was a "nice guy" or "hero";[10] he preferred instead to call himself a "jerk".[10] He also began to hate the media, largely because they were calling him early in the mornings, when all he wanted to do was to work his pizza job from 9am to 5pm.[10] According to the same interview article, even "[w]hen an agent got in touch with him", Isom berated him by calling "the guy a dork".[10] Despite saying this, he spent two weeks without his girlfriend, Angel, because he was doing interviews round the clock.[10] His frustration was evident when in one interview he stated "[p]eople want me to talk about stuff that’s, like, beyond me...I’m not there to talk politics to people. I just don’t want to be around a bunch of hate. This event was going to take place right down the street, so we tried to do something".[10] Isom actually did end up making some money from the venture, understandable given the poverty in which he lives in.[10] He designed t-shirts with the words "Dude, you have no Quran!", selling them for $15 dollars with help from his friends.[10] Fortunately he ignored his detractors.[10] Isom and his friends went on to create 50 t-shirts and managed to sell 40 of them.[10] His team probably made $600 dollars from the sales.[10] "Philosufi" later wrote about him as well, in a satirical article about his endeavors.[11]

Isom was turned into a meme.
The legendary hippie, Jacob Isom, rescued a Qu'ran from being burnt.

"Dude, you have NO Qu'ran!":— is a meme from 2010, which gained prominence across the globe owed to several public Qu'ran burnings instigated by several fundamentalist Christian leaders. The phrase was made famous by 23 year old Jacob Isom—a poor, but happy-go-lucky hippie[1] and pizzeria chef[2][n. 4]—who saved a Qu'ran doused in kerosene from getting burnt.[3] In a news segment he was asked by a journalist about the book burning, and he replied in true skater-boy fashion with "I snuck up behind him and took his Qu'ran. He said something about burning a Qu'ran, and I was like "dude you have no Qu'ran! And ran off".[4][5][6] It became an internet meme a few days later after Youtuber Bart Baker auto-tuned the report into a song, which saw it subsequently receiving over 1 million views[3]—now having 1.25 million views.[7] The original report received a total of 706,000 views.[4] A week later he was interviewed by journalist Shira Lazar.[8] He said other people had unfortunately created T-shirts and other merchandise, profiting off of his fame.[8] He in turn designed his own T-shirts but was (unfortunately ) criticised from profiting off of his own good will.[8] He was subsequently seen in Washington DC attending a protest to "restore sanity". Jon Stewart, a comedic journalist, gave Isom the "Medal of Reasonableness". "Know Your Meme" however later said that it thrown into the crowd as he believed they deserved it more than he did.[9]. Isom was also seen in several published cheesecake videos on Youtube. He has since gone down in history as a Qu'ran hero,[2] as well as a hero to the Islamic community.[n. 5]

Isom was turned into a meme.

"In Depth Interview":— Isom never owned a television prior to the incident—and not even any furniture[10]—which may explain why he wasn't Islamophobic to begin with, and sympathised with the Muslim community from what he saw was an unjust attack. After three days of having to grapple with his fame, he became upset as everyone thought he was a "nice guy" or "hero";[10] he preferred instead to call himself a "jerk".[10] He also began to hate the media, largely because they were calling him early in the mornings, when all he wanted to do was to work his pizza job from 9am to 5pm.[10] According to the same interview article, even "[w]hen an agent got in touch with him", Isom berated him by calling "the guy a dork".[10] Despite saying this, he spent two weeks without his girlfriend, Angel, because he was doing interviews round the clock.[10] His frustration was evident when in one interview he stated "[p]eople want me to talk about stuff that’s, like, beyond me...I’m not there to talk politics to people. I just don’t want to be around a bunch of hate. This event was going to take place right down the street, so we tried to do something".[10] Isom actually did end up making some money from the venture, understandable given the poverty in which he lives in.[10] He designed t-shirts with the words "Dude, you have no Quran!", selling them for $15 dollars with help from his friends.[10] Fortunately he ignored his detractors.[10] Isom and his friends went on to create 50 t-shirts and managed to sell 40 of them.[10] His team probably made $600 dollars from the sales.[10] "Philosufi" later wrote about him as well, in a satirical article about his endeavors.[11]

Sources

Footnotes Note: mobile footnotes are duplicated in this section. It's a known bug.

  1. ^
    Isom's arrested for the first time, which was the second instance of him trying to save another Qu'ran from being burned but was booked.
    • According to Masahable; "Since uttering those words, Isom's sentiments have been plastered across the Facebook walls of many a user, and, as Gawker reports, there's now a Facebook Page dedicated to the homegrown hero as well as T-shirts featuring both his likeness and the famous quote. He even got a mention on The Daily Show."
    1. Brenna Ehrlich (September 16th, 2010). "Dude, You Have No Quran" Guy Is the New Bed Intruder Dude (VIDEO). Mashable. Retrieved April 20th, 2016.
    • With respect to merchandising of Isoms phrase; "Gawker also reports that, despite his online fame, Isom is green when it comes to the 'net, "I don't have an iPhone. I don't even have a computer. I don't know who's running this fan page on Facebook about me. I don't even have a Facebook," he told the entertainment site. He didn't even have an e-mail account until recently."
    1. Brenna Ehrlich (September 16th, 2010). "Dude, You Have No Quran" Guy Is the New Bed Intruder Dude (VIDEO). Mashable. Retrieved April 20th, 2016.
    • However her adament about making some well-deserved money for his kind act; "Still, the young man is keen enough to attempt capitalizing on his fame. "I'm hoping maybe I can get two rich people to battle for my skateboard on eBay, and I could make enough money to buy a truck and sell pizza by the slice from a truck," he tells Gawker."
    1. Brenna Ehrlich (September 16th, 2010). "Dude, You Have No Quran" Guy Is the New Bed Intruder Dude (VIDEO). Mashable. Retrieved April 20th, 2016.
  2. ^
    • Isom's was arrested again, attempting to save another Qu'ran in 2011, from the same pastor who instigated the book burning in the same park that made him famous, in Amarillo, Texas. According to Amarillo Globe News; "Police booked Isom into the Potter County Detention Center on a charge of interference with a permittee, a city ordinance".
    1. Joe Gamm (May 9, 2011). Man who nabbed Quran arrested. Amarillo Globe News. Retrieved April 20th, 2016.
  3. ^
    *The Qu'ran that Isom recued was given back to the "local Islamic leader" according to Think Progress. Note; The picture is not from Think Progress however. Source can be found here; Zaid Jilani (September 12th, 2010). Texas Skateboarder Stops Christian Extremist From Burning The Qur’an. Think Progress. Retrieved April 20th, 2016.
  4. ^
    Isom's arrested for the first time, which was the second instance of him trying to save another Qu'ran from being burned but was booked.
    • According to Masahable; "Since uttering those words, Isom's sentiments have been plastered across the Facebook walls of many a user, and, as Gawker reports, there's now a Facebook Page dedicated to the homegrown hero as well as T-shirts featuring both his likeness and the famous quote. He even got a mention on The Daily Show."
    1. Brenna Ehrlich (September 16th, 2010). "Dude, You Have No Quran" Guy Is the New Bed Intruder Dude (VIDEO). Mashable. Retrieved April 20th, 2016.
    • With respect to merchandising of Isoms phrase; "Gawker also reports that, despite his online fame, Isom is green when it comes to the 'net, "I don't have an iPhone. I don't even have a computer. I don't know who's running this fan page on Facebook about me. I don't even have a Facebook," he told the entertainment site. He didn't even have an e-mail account until recently."
    1. Brenna Ehrlich (September 16th, 2010). "Dude, You Have No Quran" Guy Is the New Bed Intruder Dude (VIDEO). Mashable. Retrieved April 20th, 2016.
    • However her adament about making some well-deserved money for his kind act; "Still, the young man is keen enough to attempt capitalizing on his fame. "I'm hoping maybe I can get two rich people to battle for my skateboard on eBay, and I could make enough money to buy a truck and sell pizza by the slice from a truck," he tells Gawker."
    1. Brenna Ehrlich (September 16th, 2010). "Dude, You Have No Quran" Guy Is the New Bed Intruder Dude (VIDEO). Mashable. Retrieved April 20th, 2016.
  5. ^
    • Isom's was arrested again, attempting to save another Qu'ran in 2011, from the same pastor who instigated the book burning in the same park that made him famous, in Amarillo, Texas. According to Amarillo Globe News; "Police booked Isom into the Potter County Detention Center on a charge of interference with a permittee, a city ordinance".
    1. Joe Gamm (May 9, 2011). Man who nabbed Quran arrested. Amarillo Globe News. Retrieved April 20th, 2016.
  6. ^
    *The Qu'ran that Isom recued was given back to the "local Islamic leader" according to Think Progress. Note; The picture is not from Think Progress however. Source can be found here; Zaid Jilani (September 12th, 2010). Texas Skateboarder Stops Christian Extremist From Burning The Qur’an. Think Progress. Retrieved April 20th, 2016.

References

  1. ^ a b Vaqas Asghar Published: (July 13th, 2011). What’s with the morality brigade?. The Express Tribune. Retrieved April 20th, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d Maureen O'Connor (September 15th, 2010). Koran Hero Has a Dream: 'I Want to Be in High Times' (Updated). Gawker. Retrieved April 20th, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d Allen D. Hertzke (13 January 2015). Religious Freedom in America: Constitutional Roots and Contemporary Challenges. University of Oklahoma Press. pp. 232–233. ISBN 978-0-8061-4991-2.
  4. ^ a b c d o1dh4k (September 13th, 2010). Dude, you have no Quran! (Original Report). Youtube. Retrieved April 20th, 2016.
  5. ^ a b Laura Deurmyer (October 14th, 2010). The Year in Sanity: “Dude, you have no Quran”. Salon. Retrieved April 20th, 2016.
  6. ^ a b Robert Mackay (September 16th, 2010). A Meme Is Born: 'Dude, You Have No Koran'. The Lede (New York Times). Retrieved April 20th, 2016.
  7. ^ a b Bart Baker (September 15th, 2010). Dude You Have No Quran AUTOTUNE REMIX. Youtube. Retrieved April 20th, 2016.
  8. ^ a b c d e f Shira Lazar (September 18th, 2010). EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW W/ JACOB ISOM "DUDE, YOU HAVE NO QURAN". Youtube. Retrieved April 20th, 2016.
  9. ^ a b CaptainWacky (2010). Dude, you have no Quran!. Know Your Meme. Retrieved April 20th, 2016.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x Katy Vine (December 2010). Almost Famous: A Skater Kid Grapples With His Sudden Rise To Worldwide Renown. Texas Monthly. Retrieved April 20th, 2016.
  11. ^ a b Deborah (September 15th, 2010). Beloved Infidels #1: Jacob Isom. Philosufi. Retrieved August 8th, 2016.
  12. ^ a b Maureen O'Connor (September 17th, 2010). Koran Hero Will Have a High Time This Weekend. Gawker. Retrieved April 20th, 2016.

External Links