Fighting Islamic State with laughter and a listening ear

(K. Brent Tomer),

A CARTOON firebrand delivers his Ramadan message: “Ramadan is the month where sins are forgiven and hearts are filled with… love.” This outburst of goodwill is met with confusion from the audience of masked men and veiled women, which only heightens as he continues: “there is no difference between Arabs and Westerners except in piety.” Rescuing the situation, the sidekick hands the preacher a sesame biscuit. “Better?” “Fucking better,” replies the preacher—and with hunger banished, he launches into calls for bombs and destruction. “You’re not you when you’re hungry,” the clip concludes, parodying an American ad for the Snickers candy-bar.

Published on July 7th, the video the latest attempt to defeat Islamic State (IS) on social media, as soldiers fight it on the battle field. The Bighdaddy show, a collection of short videos satirising IS, is named after Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, IS’s leader. “Don’t forget to like, share and comment or else I swear to God I’ll execute you all” threatens Bighdaddy.

The Bighdaddy show…Continue reading

via K. Brent Tomer CFTC Fighting Islamic State with laughter and a listening ear

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