Critics take aim at Bin Laden musical

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Critics take aim at Bin Laden musical

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Thu Aug 2, 2:24 PM ET

LONDON (AFP) - A satirical musical about Islamist terrorism and Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has sparked protests in Britain, with critics blasting it as tasteless.

"Jihad: The Musical," which features songs including "I wanna be like Osama" and is described as "a madcap gallop through the wacky world of international terrorism," is on at the Edinburgh Fringe festival this month.

But a petition has been launched on Prime Minister Gordon Brown's Downing Street website.

Petition to: condemn the tasteless portrayal of terrorism and its victims in 'Jihad The Musical.'

http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/jihadmusical/

We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to condemn the tasteless portrayal of terrorism and its victims in 'Jihad The Musical'.

The idea of making light of muslim extremism is extremely offensive, most especially for its victims. The Edinburgh Fringe Festival promotes such 'artistic license' without due consideration for those parties who may be offended by this 'musical.'

Current signatories

Tom Jervis, the Petition Creator, joined by:
Karen Staples
Karen Staples
Lynn Staples
Mike Woodhouse
John E Davies
kamran akhtar
jahedur
AkramUKConv
Katherine Naar