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Pakistanische Satire über Extremisten

Von 7. November 2011 um 17:54 Uhr

Klasse! Pakistanische Rapper machen sich in Punjabi lustig über die Kultur der Paranoia, des Nationalismus und der religiösen Intoleranz, die ihr Land ergriffen hat.




Die New York Times erklärt:

The song rues the fact that killers and religious extremists are hailed as heroes in Pakistan, while someone like Abdus Salam, the nation’s only Nobel Prize-winning scientist, is often ignored because he belonged to the minority Ahmadi sect.

“Qadri is treated like a royal,” wonders the goofy-looking lead vocalist in the song, referring to Malik Mumtaz Qadri, the elite police guard who killed the governor of Punjab, Salman Taseer, in January after he challenged the blasphemy law.

Another line in the song, “where Ajmal Kasab is a hero,” makes a reference to the only surviving Pakistani gunman involved in the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India. Still another line, “cleric tried to escape in a veil,” alludes to the head cleric of Islamabad’s Red Mosque — which was the target of a siege in 2007 by the Pakistani government against Islamic militants — who tried unsuccessfully to break the security cordon by wearing a veil.

The song even makes fun of the powerful army chief, Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, for extending his role for another three years. (...)

The popularity of the song on the Internet has made it a sensation across the border in India as well, surprising the band members, who have been incessantly asked whether they feel they have put their lives in danger by ridiculing the mighty.

There are certainly enough provocations to rile nationalists and conservatives. At one point in the music video, the lead singer holds a placard that reads, in English: “This video is sponsored by Zionists.”

  1. 1.

    Wir lernen:
    Der Killer von Salman Tasser und der letzte verbliebene Mumbai-Attentäter werden als Volkshelden verehrt.
    Welche Schlüsse bezüglich des Volkes und seiner religiös-kulturellen Grundlagen lassen sich daraus ziehen?

    • 7. November 2011 um 18:58 Uhr
    • Bredow
  2. 2.

    Weder Kissinger noch Blair und Bush sitzen in Den Haag ein. Welche Schlüsse bezüglich des Westens und seiner religiös-kulturellen Grundlagen lassen sich daraus ziehen?

    • 7. November 2011 um 19:12 Uhr
    • Wir lernen
  3. 3.

    Welcome back RPG

    • 7. November 2011 um 19:34 Uhr
    • unlimited
  4. 4.

    Meine Pakistan-Comendy Tipps:

    This is Standup Comedy – Episode 1
    8.20 – 8.40


    Shazia Mirza Self Portrait (UK)

    Shabana Rehman (Norwegen)


    • 7. November 2011 um 19:54 Uhr
    • Thomas Holm
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    @ Bredow: Ihre „Schlüsse“ sind immer gleich, was den Verdacht nahelegt, dass es sich um Prämissen handelt.

    • 7. November 2011 um 20:17 Uhr
    • Jörg Lau
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    Schön. Danke fr den Hinweis, Herr Lau.

    • 7. November 2011 um 22:32 Uhr
    • FreeSpeech
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    The Ally From Hell:

    […]Talking at length with this senior ISI official provided a reporter with a sense of what life must be like for American officials who work regularly with that organization. When asked about the allegation that Lashkar-e-Taiba operates under the protection of the ISI, he said, “We don’t have anything to do with that, not at all.” What about the Mumbai attacks? “We had nothing to do with that. To say that the ISI was involved in Mumbai is really unfair.” What about the Haqqani network and its attacks on U.S. forces in Afghanistan? “The Haqqani network is something completely separate from us.” […]


    • 8. November 2011 um 15:53 Uhr
    • Serious Black
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    es müssten wohl die gleichen schlüsse sein die man auch bei der Vehrehrung des Volkshelden Baruch Goldstein findet durch so manch israeli.

    Erzählen sie uns bitte jetzt mal, Welche Schlüsse bezüglich des Volkes und seiner religiös-kulturellen Grundlagen lassen sich daraus ziehen?

    • 8. November 2011 um 15:59 Uhr
    • Marin
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