24 October 2014

Video of the day -- fun against evil

This Kurdish video mocking ISIS/Islamic State immediately reminded me of the British comic songs mocking the Nazis which were popular during World War II.  It's especially satisfying to use ridicule against an enemy as pompous, arrogant, and humorless as religious fanatics tend to be, and it shows that even their current dire situation hasn't robbed the Kurds of their sense of fun.  Plus, it's catchy music (I wonder if these guys will do an album someday) and it gives you a chance to hear a bit of the Kurdish language, one which is quite unknown to most Americans -- I immediately noticed a few resemblances to Persian, to which Kurdish is closely related.  That's the ISIS flag in the background, of course.  Video found via Frank Moraes.


Blogger Jono said...

Seeing this video gives my old cynical self some hope for the future.

24 October, 2014 13:41  
Blogger Shaw Kenawe said...

Loved it.

24 October, 2014 18:13  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Glad you liked it!

25 October, 2014 07:19  
Anonymous Blurber said...

About the Islamic State, I don’t hear much about them vs Israel. I would have thought Israel would be a major target for them. As someone who knows more about the Middle East than most of us, have you heard anything significant from Israel about the IS or vice versa?

27 October, 2014 09:55  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Blurber: Interesting question. ISIS doesn't control any territory bordering Israel from which it could easily attack, but that wouldn't stop them from carrying out terrorist attacks. They themselves say that fighting the Shiites is a higher priority -- it's an oddity of religious fanatics that they sometimes hate rival sects of their own religion even more than they hate unbelievers. On a practical level, ISIS already has its hands full fighting the Kurds and the Syrian and Iraqi governments, plus getting bombed by NATO. They surely know Israel would be a formidable and relentless enemy.

But Israel is watching the situation closely, and if they ever think ISIS is about to attack them, they'll likely take action.

27 October, 2014 18:32  

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