Monday, 25 January 2010

More exploding Jihadists, please

Humour is the English (and I mean English, not British) weapon of choice when faced with a threat against which we cannot either effectively retaliate or defend ourselves, and I'm surprised it's taken us this long since 7/7 to produce a comedy film about exploding Jihadists.

Chris Morris' 'Four Lions' premiered at the Sundance Festival over the weekend, and the Guardian publishes a clip here well worth watching. It can't be too soon before it's rolled out on Network TV.

And let's have more exploding Jihadist comedy. Let's have a series penned by Armando Iannucci, a Christmas Special from Marks and Gran, a film from Sasha Cohen; let the airwaves be filled with Bowel Bombers and twots setting their testicles on fire, with blind and fingerless Jihadists whose competence at handling explosives matches their theological nous.

I'll bet Four Lions will change the way we view Jihadists and make Geert Wilders look like one of those 1950s nuclear danger films; when we chuckle at the sight of a bearded and capped Muslim, we'll have won. Whatever they do.

5 comments:

Letters From A Tory said...

All we have to do now is wait for the Political Correctness Brigade to take the bait....

Anonymous said...

Humour is the English (and I mean English, not British) weapon of choice when faced with a threat against which we cannot either effectively retaliate or defend ourselves against

Circa 1940, maybe, but if you really believe what you're saying, I don't think you've been paying attention to currents in English society over the last couple of decades.

The English have become a pale watered-down version of the Americans, willfully ignorant, terrified of their own shadows and willing to swallow any authoritarian drivel if it comes with a promise that it'll make them safer. I admire the Blitz spirit as much as anyone, R, but the English abandoned it some time ago.

As far as the non-English response to "against which we cannot either effectively retaliate or defend ourselves", well, the Scottish response is largely to deny that we cannot retaliate or defend ourselves, find the nearest jihadi and kick him to death while he's on fire. The Welsh response is, as yet, unknown but may involve close-harmony singing. The Northern Irish response mostly consists of blowing each other up (which neatly obviates the need for the jihadis to show up).

Enjoy your full-body scanners, btw. And you have one too many "againsts" in your first paragraph.

English Pensioner said...

Come on. How long will it be before the extremists are out in force as in the case of the Danish Cartoons about Mohammed? The National media were scared to publish them and the TV channels won't screen anything like this after a few protests, about which the authorities will do nothing. And we don't even have a Supreme Court which will uphold our right of free speech as the US one has done recently. We must respect the Jihadists' human rights not to be made fun of!

Ex-Pat Alfie said...

"when we chuckle at the sight of a bearded and capped Muslim"???

Aren't we laughing at them now?

Krauser said...

Laughing is all well and good but we still have to defend the borders and shoot to maim.