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09 August 2007 Blog Home : August 2007 : Permalink

Jihad - The Petition

Up at the Edinburgh fringe they are doing the "No no" thing and presenting a show called Jihad - the musical. For those who can't make it to Edinburgh, the Wapping Liar's Comment Central blog posted this video extract which is simply hilarious.

Anyway as might be expected some of the usual suspects are suffering from a sense of humour failure. Although, oddly enough no mention in the news that I see of Muslims who might be enraged and burn the place down. Indeed one wonders why? could it be that the Islamic nutcases have learned from the Danish Cartoons and decided that protesting would be counterproductive? Fortunately some sensitive souls have stepped in instead. The Grauniad explains that

The idea of a light-hearted entertainment about terror being staged so soon after the bomb attack on Glasgow has upset a growing group of protesters.

Although the growing group doesn't actually seem to be very big at all. It's almost as if the Grauniad were shit-stirring, perhaps with a little help from the Daily Mail. Both also report that some saddo petitioned the prime minister asking him to step in and condemn it with this petition:

We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to condemn the tasteless portrayal of terrorism and its victims in 'Jihad The Musical'. The idea of making light of muslim extremism is extremely offensive, most especially for its victims. The Edinburgh Fringe Festival promotes such 'artistic license' without due consideration for those parties who may be offended by this 'musical.'

I am glad to say that this petition has been very popular. At the time of writing 30 people had signed up including:
Perhaps someone can petition number 10 to censor these names because I'm sure they are insulting.