O-Hum , Tarantist, Hate Suffocation , The Kordz —these are the carriers of the Bubonic plague of death metal ripping and roaring through the Middle

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Heavy Metal Jihad

O-Hum, Tarantist, Hate Suffocation, The Kordz—these are the carriers of the Bubonic plague of death metal ripping and roaring through the Middle East, frightening officialdom, who worry that a Heavy Metal Jihad may be brewing among the disaffected youth, according to a recent article in Slate.

A choice quote comes from an Iranian headbanger, who says: “Metal is in our blood. It’s not entertainment, it’s our pain, and also an antidote to the hypocrisy of religion that is injected into all of us from the moment we’re born.”

While the American Right worries about a cartoon robot, the mullahs fret that the winds of change won’t bring with them another Pixar film, but the skull-fracturing anger of Tool’s evil twin brother:

In this light, maybe kicking out the jams in our worldwide Gulag Archipelago as means by which to break down terror suspects isn’t as effective as originally thought, like so many of our tactics in our War on a Tactic. Unless, of course, it’s a Disco Inferno.

 
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