Dec 23 2010
Sung to ‘Pretty Woman,’ it goes, “Burka woman, in your black sheet,” “Burka woman, with your sexy feet, “Burka woman my love for you it grows, every time I see your toes.” He even describes going home to “practice flirtin’ with my living room curtain.”
UK TELEGRAPH–(H/T ZIP)–Saad Haroon has been accused of mocking Islamic values prompting bloggers
to call for him to be stoned to death. The video follows his tongue-in-cheek efforts at serenading a “sexy ninja” or “mystery prize” hidden beneath a black niqab, with only her dark eyes visible through a narrow slit.
However, the video has caused a storm in Pakistan, the cradle of the Taliban, where conservative religious leaders hold considerable influence. Earlier this year, access to YouTube, Wikipedia and Facebook was blocked after cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed were published online.
“You should be stoned to death Saad Haroon Hell to You,” reads one comment on YouTube, where the video has been posted. Others have chastised him for giving the West a chance to laugh at Islam. He has also been deluged with threats sent by email.
Mr Haroon said that he had simply set out to make people laugh. “I don’t know if I’m brave or not. I’m a comedian. It’s my job to make jokes about things,” he said.
But he added that he was pleased his video had received supportive comments and started a debate about whether the burka had any place in Muslim society.
“Everyone has a right to say what they want. The crazies always shout loudest but I’ve also had positive comments from women in burkas who have come up to me after shows, saying how funny they found it,” he said.
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