Monday, January 14, 2008

Rappin’ the Jihad

Here’s yet more evidence of how anomalous Denmark is. The was printed on the cover of a Danish magazine over the weekend, and seems to be an illustration for an article about Jihad Rap:

Rappin’ the Jihad

Thanks to Henrik of Europe News for scanning and sending the image.


Update: Henrik emailed me with further information:

The magazine in question is the ‘Culture’ section of Jyllands-Posten (editor: Flemming Rose — surprise :), and the headline reads:

Explosive rhythms
Young people rap about Jihad and suicide bombings

(BTW, I prefer the term “single-use activist” over “suicide bomber”. But that’s another story :)

The article itself runs over 4 full pages and seems not to be posted online. Some core items and names:
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  • Médhi Zaouiche, bearded as a sign of allegiance to Muhammad. Usually wears a ‘Jihad’ T-shirt. His video “9/11” was banned in France.
  • Subjects covered by the lyrics used to be racism and mafia shootouts, but now concepts like Umma, Kafir, Jihad, Allah, and the (supposed) discrimination against Muslims worldwide appear.
  • More relevant names: Digihad, Fun-Da-Mental, “Cookbook D.I.Y.”, “Dirty Kuffar”, “Russian Hell”, “All is War”, Blakstone.
  • Mohammad Kamel Mostafa, son of Abu Hamza of Finsbury Mosque fame, part of the duo “Lionz of Da Dezert”. Favorite subject: Jihad with full force of weapons.
  • Marwan (from Århus) on his debut album P.E.R.K.E.R.. states: “Death to all presidents, there is only Allah!” (‘Perker’ is a derogative of the Danish word ‘perser’, which means ‘Persian’).

YouTube holds videos from all of these. Links are given in the article, but they’re tricky to type in and get right.

I take issue with your statement that Denmark is anomalous. We just happen to be a bit behind, retaining some normality in a world that is going nuts. We would like the rest of the world to return to normality. That’d be nice.

The only form of praise we want is imitation.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Was this image taken from JyllandsPosten?

Ypp said...

This image resembles me of a pictures of Jews how they are depicted in antesemitic literature. I mean - same style. Well, Arabs and Jews are kind of similar. But I wanted to say something different.

It seems to me that Europeans, at least secular Europeans, who see the Bible as a book of oppression and violence, do not make any distinction between Jews and Muslims. When they were forced to hide their negative attitude towards Jews, they also thought that they must welcome Muslims.

However, there is difference, maybe not in the appearance of some Jews, but in the faith. For example, one difference is that Christians and Jews actually share the holy book. Which of course does not mean much for secular Europeans.

Holger said...

Can't someone in Denamrk, perhaps SIAD charge them with "hets mot folkgrupp", racism...?! This would be a perfect example! Where is Anders Gravers when we need him!?

Alexis said...

Let’s not forget the responsibility of Erica Jong in promoting the culture malaise that leads to "jihad rap" becoming popular in Europe. A witchcraft activist who coined the phrase "zipless f***", she now promotes a bitter racism against "pink men". I doubt that Erica Jong comprehends how her sybaritic cultural masochism is a perfect match for the sadism of “jihad rap”.

Henrik said...

Heh - no need to charge JP over this. This is normal. Journalists go out to report what's happening in the music scene, note that it's about Jihad, terrorism, killing infidels and the like, and they report it.

The caricature is normal and relevant. The rappers have black beards in reverence of Muhammad, who himself used terrorism extensively, something documented in Islamic scriptures. Nothing controversial here.

They wear Jihad T-shirts with weapons.

And their lyrics are about using their bodies to blow up 'impure' human beings. Unlike the caricatures against the Jews, this one is relevant and based on what the rappers are actually doing.

The Danish racism law (which ought to be abolished, anyway) doesn't cover a well-documented caricature like this. Fortunately.

And we have no ill-defined 'hate speech' laws.

Blasphemy it isn't either, because it isn't a 'holy' person that is the target of the caricature.

This is normal. Which is good.

Zenster said...

I prefer the term “single-use activist” over “suicide bomber”.

That's a keeper!

Médhi Zaouiche, bearded as a sign of allegiance to Muhammad. Usually wears a ‘Jihad’ T-shirt. His video “9/11” was banned in France.

Subjects covered by the lyrics used to be racism and mafia shootouts, but now concepts like Umma, Kafir, Jihad, Allah, and the (supposed) discrimination against Muslims worldwide appear.

More relevant names: Digihad, Fun-Da-Mental, “Cookbook D.I.Y.”, “Dirty Kuffar”, “Russian Hell”, “All is War”, Blakstone.

Mohammad Kamel Mostafa, son of Abu Hamza of Finsbury Mosque fame, part of the duo “Lionz of Da Dezert”. Favorite subject: Jihad with full force of weapons.

Marwan (from Århus) on his debut album P.E.R.K.E.R.. states: “Death to all presidents, there is only Allah!” (‘Perker’ is a derogative of the Danish word ‘perser’, which means ‘Persian’).

[emphasis added]

Ignoring how "perker" is Aussie slang for someone who vomits, isn't quite a lot of the foregoing actionable under laws about incitement to violence? No "hate speech" twaddle need apply, just good old-fashioned prosecution for encouraging violence.

These scum need to be slapped down hard.

DaToad said...

Single-use activist. Put a TM on that one.

Off topic, but Zenster, are you the same Zenster I knew at SDMB? If so, a big Hello from your old pal, DT

Henrik said...
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Zenster said...

DaToad: Off topic, but Zenster, are you the same Zenster I knew at SDMB?

Guilty as charged! Back at'cha, DT. Good to see some of the old crew show up.

Will do, Henrik.

Dan said...

Reminds me of a video I saw a couple of years ago.

Wimbledon Womble said...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/01/13/nalien113.xml