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    Terrorist chuggers and flashing burqas


    by Sunny on 30th May, 2010 at 11:55 am    

    Filmmaker Secunder Kermani, as part of a debate on offensive comedy, has created these videos. He told The Samosa blog:

    Muslim comedy is such a sensitive area at the moment because the community feels under siege, and when jokes are being made by non-Muslims it feels like just another round of ‘paki-bashing’. With the material I’ve helped produce we deliberately stayed away from saying anything about Islam as a faith, and instead have actually aimed to subvert stereotypes about Muslims, as well as satirise the behaviour of some followers of the religion.

    They were shown at the E4 Udderbelly last week.

    More videos here

    Whaddya reckon? Edgy enough or not?


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    1. Yakoub — on 30th May, 2010 at 12:20 pm  

      This isn’t really humour about Muslims, IMHO, but is in the long tradition of comedy that mocks the absurd and sometimes ignorant responses of yer average British pedestrian and/or shopper. Not that I’d ever fall for such daftness, of course. I wish.

    2. Carl — on 30th May, 2010 at 12:25 pm  

      What has just worried me is that I hardly ever listen to what a chugger is saying, I’m just preparing my excuses (no change, no time, I’m late, I’m underage, are you my Father etc etc); all this time they could be asking me if I’ll support a global jihad and I might have replied ‘golly, if I had the time sir, but, sorry’.

      As for edgy, not sure, it wasn’t as cringeworthy as other stuff, but perhaps my threshold has been made higher by Four Lions.

    3. XXX — on 30th May, 2010 at 2:51 pm  

      So, let me get this straight: The charity mugger (chugger) collecting for a terrorist organisation… okay, where’s the satire? What is the joke? I don’t get it?
      Woman dancing in a burqua - okay… looks silly like a nun or a priest or an OAP or a woman in a sari would look… And?

      What’s the point? It just seems that so called Asian comdians are just emptying out the old National Front jokes bin and throwing out material that would have been good old fashion racist humour for their supporters a few years back. Is this what Asians do now (actually since GGM) for cheap laughs?

      Loved 4 Lions and actually wished it had gone further. I’m all for clever satire but not this and that Mr Khan twaddle.

    4. Don — on 30th May, 2010 at 7:26 pm  

      I thought the chugger was good, especially the way no-one seemed to register what he was asking. The dancing burqua, meh. Went on too long, we get the point. The rest were poor.

    5. Anthony — on 30th May, 2010 at 8:44 pm  

      Don, I enjoyed our recent debate and felt it had come to its natural conclusion anyhow but now the thread has been closed in any case with some more pretty bizarre and completely untrue claims (but predictably no proof) so it is just as well.

      Being a libertarian is no easy thing in this day and age I can tell you Don. People often treat you worse then a sex offender, especially on left leaning sites. The idea that liberty, within the law, is for all or none just seems to be such a dangerous threat that any manner of insult, smear or odd games is warranted to discredit the idea and its adherents.

      Shame really, but there you go.

      Anyway, it was a productive civil debate and maybe we will do it again some time on some other issue.

    6. cjcjc — on 31st May, 2010 at 10:04 am  

      Would probably be less of an “issue” if film-makers and cartoonists weren’t at physical risk, wouldn’t it?

    7. Random Guy — on 31st May, 2010 at 11:02 am  

      Not really cjcjc, I am sure the media would find ‘something’ to froth about and whip up the ol’ sheep into a frenzy.

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