Jihad: the Musical is making the radio rounds. NPR had an article today that, frankly, embarrassed me because I laughed through some of the song lyrics. I love to find humor in everything, but this made me stop and call myself an idiot for thinking it was funny. I am reminded of my high school days when I thought Polish jokes were funny.
You Tube has the big number here. I cringed the second time I heard it.
Some issues are better off not being exploited like this. If Jihad: the Musical becomes a hit outside of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, I can imagine the musicals that would follow:
- Phantom of the Darfur
- Puttin’ on the Auschwitz
- Young Jeffrey Dahmer (hell, this one’s already an off-Broadway play)
We need to turn our backs on this stuff.