Saturday, November 17, 2007

Guilty! Er, for writing poetry?

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. :/

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9 comment(s):

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is what the world has come to. Real terrorists go free and really kill people while those who write bad poems are locked up.

11/17/2007 04:29:00 PM  

Blogger Jolie said...

I better throw away my not very friendly poems then. Maybe some cop will think I'm a terrorist for complaining about Bush.

11/18/2007 03:38:00 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

On Clattery MacHinery on Poetry, I am making a call for poetic license, for freedom:

World Samina Malik Day December 6th


11/18/2007 01:14:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

To be convicted for posting poems to the internet.

Convicting Samina Malik expresses a double standard in the United Kingdom policies; it even expresses deep racism - when dealing with Muslims - embedded in the English subconscious.

11/18/2007 01:33:00 PM  

Blogger Shosh said...

If i have to guess, I'd say she's living in a country without "free speech" on it's ammendment....or why else would it be criminal to publish bad and violent poetry?

11/18/2007 01:44:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Free Samina Malik!!!!!!

11/18/2007 05:32:00 PM  

Blogger جبهة التهييس الشعبية said...

Join the campaing

11/19/2007 10:45:00 AM  

Blogger ValVega said...

I think she might be in jail for her awful poetry and not so much for terrorism threats! LOL Gad, those poems are BAD.

Maybe we should have a similar thing going on for romance writers. If their books are gad-awful, they should spend a couple of weeks in the slammer as punishment for putting readers through such torture.

Sounds about right don't you think? LOL

11/20/2007 09:37:00 AM  

Blogger Harlot said...

At least this Malik's poems are free. The gad-awful books are not. What's worse, when you get tricked into buying them! Gah!

11/21/2007 11:12:00 AM