By Theodore Shoebat
It is now feared that ISIS will invade Lebanon. Pro-ISIS graffiti has been seen on churches in central Lebanon. Muslims in Tripoli spray painted these words on one church:
The Christians must go.
But some Lebanese people have decided to use comedy as a means to reduce the power of ISIS:
But some in Lebanon have chosen to respond to their nervousness with farce, mocking the jihadist group that rules larges parts of Syria and Iraq.
At the tiny Metro al-Madina theatre in west Beirut’s Hamra neighbourhood, a band called The Great Departed thrill the crowd with a song poking fun at IS.
Singing in fake praise of the self-proclaimed “caliph” Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi — head of the Islamic State — the group chants: “Oh master, you who guide the faithful to the depths of the deepest abyss!”
On a Lebanese sketch TV show, one skit involves a man trying to buy a bra for his cow, in a reference to an alleged IS religious ruling claiming cows’ udders should be covered up.
The show’s writer and director Charbel Khalil told AFP the sketches “lighten the burden of the panic people feel.”
“Being able to laugh at something reduces its power,” he said.
Eventually the militias of Lebanon who once fought against Muslims in the Lebanese Civil War, will have arise against to repulse the jihadist forces.