Can writing poetry be considered a terrorist act?
Samina Malik, the 23-year-old “Lyrical Terrorist”, is the first woman ever to be convicted under the Terrorism Act. What did she do? Well, she downloaded some documents from terrorist websites and then *gasp*:
Malik went all Web 2.0 and posted poems—terrible, terrible poems—on various websites. That’s about the extent of her terrorist activity. But never fear. The judge and prosecutors went the extra mile to give her a notoriety that her very, very bad poetry and infantile fantasies about being a terrorist really don’t warrant.
I too will go a weeeee bit further and say Malik’s poems are very, very terrible and she is a verra, verra, VERRA bad poet. Aye. Just look at some of her poems:
The Living Martyrs, said: “Let us make Jihad/ Move to the front line/ To chop chop head of kuffar swine”.
A second poem was called How to Behead. “It’s not as messy or as hard as some may think/ It’s all about the flow of the wrist,” it read.
Sheesh. And I thought Brit Brit’s “I’m just the girl with the ability to drive a man crazy/ Make him come in my mouth/ Make him my new baby” was bad.
You heathens know I have a thing for poets so you can say I’m a little biased but seriously, dude, poetry is a terroristic act? Me thinks everyone not loopy will say NO, no matter how “very, very bad” the poem is.
If she’d stuck to the style of Tupac Shakur, writing in a crop top and jeans rather than a hijab, none of this would have happened, of course, no matter how eerily similar the poetry would have been.
Whatever. This Malik chick is just a dumb poet. Why can’t people just be dumb poets anymore? They had to be Lyrical Terrorists! Look at Brit Brit. She maybe a crazy fuck but she’s only a dumb poet so no one’s putting her in jail. :/