May 16 2016
Israel’s most famous satirists released a video with a mock entry by the Islamic State into the Eurovision Song Contest.
Breitbart (h/t Emma) The song, called “Boomzi Boom, Boomzi Bam,” is performed by a band called ABBU – ostensibly a nod to seventies band ABBA who were natives of Sweden where this year’s competition took place. Lyrics include: “Hello Europe/ We’ve been waiting for a thousand years/ We are coming to you/ Berlin, London, Paris/ And Estonia, wherever it is” and a reference to the IS terror attack at the Jewish grocery store in Paris on January 9, 2015.
It is uncertain whether IS’ entry would be accepted into Eurovision in a real scenario, since the competition rules state that songs are not allowed to have political affiliations. However, the winning song this year, from the Ukraine’s Jamala, was replete with political speech.