Faced with the existential threat of an ISIS jihadist army that has taken over large swaths of Syria and Iraq, the Kurds are fighting back not only with weapons but with humor.
A parody video broadcast Oct. 12 on the Iraqi Kurdish KurdSat TV features bearded men playing air guitar on rifles, dancing with swords and playing with skulls.
It includes lyrics about ISIS such as: “We are bearded, dirty and filthy. … We are brainless with nothing in our heads.”
The video was featured by the Middle East Media Research Institute.
“We are ISIS. We are ISIS,” the singers declare. “We milk the goat even if it is male.”
“Our music is without rhythm. And our leader is called Qaqa,” they sing. “Our pockets are full of Qatari money. Our language is bullets and cutting.”
They continue: “We strive for jihad and sex. We are comfortable and happy to see blood. We have no knowledge in our brains. … We scare women and children. … And our brains are upside-down. Our hope is to kill; that’s why we have no future.”