Wednesday, December 29, 2010
"Burqa woman, with your sexy feet", croons the male singer, to the unforgettable tune of Roy Orbison's "Pretty Woman". The video parody is a YouTube hit, but has earned the comedian some hate mail from angry Islamists.
The song's cheeky lyrics tell the story of Pakistani comedian Saad Haroon's chaste romance with a burqa-clad woman, describing his hilarious efforts at wooing his "sexy ninja". "Burqa woman, my love for you grows, every time I see your toes", he sings, adding that he will "practice flirting with his living-room curtain".
The clip has divided its YouTube audience since it was uploaded on December 9. Some viewers criticised Haroon for giving the West a chance to laugh at Islam, while more radical comments called on the comedian to be "stoned to death"...
I agree with the stoning, if only because he has butchered a perfectly good song.