January 31, 2010

Keystone Terrorists

Take a look at this fun clip from the upcoming terrorist comedy Four Lions by Chris Morris.

Posted by Michael J. Totten at January 31, 2010 11:57 AM
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Had not heard of the film -funny clip. Will have to see it when it comes out.

Not that the topic is funny. Made me think of Avatar; many found the "message" most unfunny.

Suspension of disbelief, entertainment. It is just a fracking movie.

Course, some Muslim idiot may issue a fatwa.
Posted by: Ron Snyder at January 31, 2010 2:35 pm
If these goofballs were mentors for the rest the world might be a safer place.
Posted by: Paul S. at January 31, 2010 3:34 pm
I believe the world needs more of this.
Posted by: crosspatch at January 31, 2010 7:57 pm
Most Muslims love parodies of terrorists and Arab and Iranian leaders. They hate those guys. Seriously.

Speaking of which, I wish this Jihad Musical would come to Broadway:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeDDb5VYwbY
Posted by: Mary Madigan at February 1, 2010 2:31 am
Yeah Mary, they hate them, speak out quite loudly about how much they hate them, and are very active in helping to stop the Islamic Fanatics, are they not? Seriously.
Posted by: Ron Snyder at February 1, 2010 4:59 am
That's the point, Ron. Their leaders will imprison and/or kill them if they speak out, and that's why they hate their leaders. Have you been following the news out of Iran?
Posted by: gus3 at February 1, 2010 7:37 am
It's funny, yes. It also reinforces the meme that there's no credible threat. The jihadi bombers after 9/11 are all just bumbling fools.

Most recently, seven patriotic CIA officers and a valuable Jordanian ally won't be laughing.
Posted by: Jimmy Jawbone at February 1, 2010 9:23 am
I will watch this. I approve!
Posted by: Ombrageux at February 1, 2010 11:07 am
Gus3, first, my point was Muslims around the world,
not just Iran.

And, yes, I've been watching Iran since before the Shaw was deposed. To the best of my knowledge some, repeat SOME, people in Iran want a change, though I've read nothing, NOTHING, that say that the "Iranians" want to rejoin civilized society and get rid of Islamic Extremism. They may want a change, but change for the better from a Western Civilization perspective? Not that I am aware of.

Gus3, have you been following Islamic Extremism around the world? Just wondering.
Posted by: Ron Snyder at February 1, 2010 3:06 pm
Yeah Mary, they hate them, speak out quite loudly about how much they hate them, and are very active in helping to stop the Islamic Fanatics, are they not? Seriously.

Muslims don't speak out against the state supporters of terrorism for about the same reasons our government doesn't speak out against them. They like being bribed by billions of petrodollars and they like to use their association with terror-supporting states to scare their enemies. Sunni Muslims refrain from criticizing Sunni terror-supporting states because they hate Iran and their ally, Russia. Our government does the same thing.


How often has our government criticized the Saudi supporters of 9/11? About as often as the average Muslim. That doesn't mean that they like terrorist states, they just their money and their influence.
Posted by: Mary Madigan at February 1, 2010 5:19 pm
@Ron:

You think no Muslims in the US have been murdered for opposing deadly jihad? I suggest you google "tukel informant murdered".

For that matter, it was three months ago today that Noor Almaleki died, the latest in a series of "honor killings" in the USA. Rifqa Bary was lucky (or blessed, depending on your perspective).

Does Ayaan Hirsi Ali still have a security detail?

Does the fatwa still stand against Salman Rushdie?

How about Theo van Gogh? Oh, wait a minute...

Don't try to claim that these are "isolated incidents". Nobody gets a pass with that line any more, not after the tribal behavior on display.
Posted by: gus3 at February 2, 2010 8:48 am
Sure this movie looks very clever, but that is its problem.

The U.K. and Europe are knee-deep in denial about how serious their long term security is being threatened by non-assimilated Muslims living within their own borders.

The movie if its successful, will help re-enforce the illusion that terrorists are really buffoons, and lull Brits into a false sense of security. It will also piss off members of terrorist cells who want to prove themselves as a political force.

Sometime in the future, this movie will probably not look so funny.
Posted by: bob at February 2, 2010 8:00 pm
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