Latma, the satirical group that brought you the wildly-popular “We Con the World” until Youtube attempted to remove it from its sites, has struck again. It has produced another shoe-string budget musical video entitled, “The Three Terrors: Jihad is Sweet, Jihad is Fun” – based on a famous musical production of the The Three Tenors (Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo and José Carreras) singing “Funiculi, Funicula.”
The clip has already garnered 400,000 hits, in its various versions, in 48 hours.
Excerpts from the lyrics, sung by characters depicting Iranian dictator Ahmedinajad, Syrian dictator Assad, and Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan:
I [Ahmedinajad] wish to thank Obama for his patience, for playing dumb, so now I have the peace of mind to build me the nuclear bomb... Terror, terror, that’s my cup of tea; terror gives us love and sympathy - to beat the West…”
The clip has been uploaded in several versions, including one with an Arabic translation, so that if one is removed, the others will still remain.
One of the versions includes the full weekly Latma “TV news broadcast” satire, in which a European Union representative is quoted giving the “real” reason why terrorist Mahmoud al-Mabhouh was allowed to walk freely in Dubai before being apparently assassinated by the Mossad, and why the EU has come down hard on Israel for apparently forging passports to this end.
As in the “We Con the World” clip, the voice of comedian, singer, and impersonator Noam Yaakovson stars in the latest video.
Yaakovson said that he and the crew of the Latma production house, headed by columnist Caroline Glick, worked very quickly to produce the latest video: “We got together in the studio at 1:30 in the morning, recorded quickly, and then found that we were locked inside… We don’t think it was a terror act, although we have received email threats of late. But we will not give in and we will not fold – especially me, because I’m planning to soon release a CD with my own music.”