Embattled Iraqi Kurds Create Musical Parody Mocking ISIS

By Lauretta Brown | October 20, 2014 | 5:01pm EDT


Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters stand guard on the front line of battle with the Islamic State near Rabia in northwestern Iraq on Oct. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

(CNSNews.com) – Iraqi Kurds recently released a musical parody mocking the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS).

The video aired on a Kurdish TV channel, according to The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), which obtained and translated the parody.

The video features bearded men dressed as ISIS fighters playing air guitar on their rifles, pretend sword fighting, and playing with skulls.

“We are ISIS. We are ISIS. We milk the goat even if it is male,” is their refrain.

“We scare women and children,” they sing. “Our Caliph is bearded, and our brains are upside-down.”

The parody also contains verses lampooning ISIS’ medieval view of Islam as bringing “history to the present,” and its desire “for jihad and sex.”

This lighter take on the Kurds' war against ISIS was posted October 12th, just as the Kurds fought to defend the Syrian border town of Kobani against the terrorist group’s onslaught.

U.S. aircraft dropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies into Kobani Sunday night to assist the Kurds. Turkey is also now allowing Kurdish reinforcements to move through its territory to assist in the fighting.

The embattled Kurds are not the only ones who have taken to parodying ISIS as part of their ideological battle against the Islamist extremist group, which beheaded American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff.

A Twitter user operating a self-described “ISIS parody” account identifying as the “Islamic State Media” tweeted a picture of ISIS’ “last remaining reinforcements to Kobane”: a kitten suicide bomber.




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