….. what we are missing in all this chatter is a modern version of someone like Tom Lehrer, producing songs like National Brotherhood Week about these conflicts – though I’m not really sure one wants to go down the route of wondering what an Islamic version of “I hold your hand in mine dear” would be like … ( ” …The night you stole I cut it off …” ?).
Anyway, tongue in cheek and in the spirit of Mr. Lehrer, perhaps it might just possibly be something like this …
One week of every year is to be designated Islamic Brotherhood Week. This is just one of many such weeks honoring various worthy causes. One of my favorites is National Make-fun-of-the-headless Week which President Amadasahatter and Abu Zarqawi are in charge of as you know. During Islamic Brotherhood Week various special events are arranged to drive home the message of ummah. I’m sure we all agree that all Muslims ought to love one another and I know there are people in the world that do not love their fellow Muslims and I hate people like that. So here’s a song about Islamic Brotherhood Week.
A song dedicated to the unity of Islamic Ummah, moderate and radical Muslims, Muftis and Ayatollahs, Sunnis, Shias, Qadiyanis and Ibadis.
Oh, the Saudi folks hate the Persian folks, And the Persian folks hate the Saudi folks. To hate all but the right folks Is an old established rule.
But during Islamic Brotherhood Week, Islamic Brotherhood Week, Ayatollahs and Sunni Muftis are dancing cheek to cheek. It’s fun to eulogize The people you despise, As long as you don’t let ’em in your sect.
Oh, the radical folks hate the moderate folks, And the moderate folks hate the radical folks. All of their folks hate all of your folks, It’s Islamic as caliphates.
But during Islamic Brotherhood Week, Islamic Brotherhood Week, All the Sunnis love the Shias ’cause they’re so sincia. Step up and cut off the head Of someone not yet dead. You can kill him if you try.
Oh, the Qadianis hate the Ibadis, And the Ibadis hate the Qadianis, And the Wahabi hate the Ahmadiyya, And everybody hates the Jews.
But during Islamic Brotherhood Week, Islamic Brotherhood Week, It’s Islamic Everyone-just-glare-at-one-another-hood Week. Be nice to people who Are inferior to you. It’s only for a week, so have no fear. Be grateful that it doesn’t last all year!