Spinal Tap meets Jihad

January 6, 2009 at 9:01 pm | Posted in Media, Terrorism | Leave a comment

If the new Chris Morris satire catches just a glimpse of the farce and amateurish absurdity of wannabe terrorists, it’ll be well worth watching:

Deirdre Steed, who worked with Morris to secure funding for the film, said the satirist, who fronted The Day Today and Brass Eye, has spoken to terrorism experts, imams, police, secret services and hundreds of Muslims to research the film.

“Even those who have trained and fought jihad report the frequency of farce,” she said. “At training camps, young jihadis argue about honey, cry for their mums, shoot each other’s feet off, chase snakes and get thrown out for smoking. A minute into his martyrdom video, a would-be bomber looks puzzled and says ‘what was the question again?’ On Millennium eve, five jihadis set out to ram a US warship. They slipped their boat into the water and carefully stacked it with explosives. It sank.”

If it comes anywhere close to Brass Eye, it could be hilariously brutal…

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