Jihad! The Musical: I Wanna Be Like Osama

Earlier this month, this "madcap gallop through the wacky world of international terrorism" opened at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival: Jihad! The Musical, written by Ben Scheuer and Zoe Powell.

The musical tells the story of "a hapless Afghan peasant who wants nothing more than to sell poppies". He somehow falls into the hands of jihadi terrorists and conceives an ambition to be "Islamically renowned", to which end he sings show-stopper, "I Wanna Be Like Osama", where longing for "a jihad of my own" and waiting with a world-weary shrug for the CIA "to determine what I'm worth", he is surrounded by assault-weapon toting chorines clad in pink burqas.

The video clip I Wanna Be Like Osama is of Sorab Wadia singing the part of Hussein Al Mansour, a smooth-talking Islamic fundamentalist.

Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] | Article at TCS Daily | Jihad! The Musical website

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