Readers were introduced yesterday to the Cargo-Bike Imam, a comic character played by Najib Amhali, from a purportedly humorous Dutch television series.
Like the previous video on Religion, the following sketch uses a faux-pedagogical setting with a group of children. Also like the previous video, the Cargo-Bike Imam’s little lesson on Education doesn’t seem particularly humorous to a non-Dutch audience. The little dig at Montessori is mildly amusing, but on the whole this sequence seems more bizarre than funny.
Thanks once again to our Flemish correspondent VH for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for subtitling:
If I had to characterize the first video, I would describe it as pro-Islamic. But what about this one?
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Given the choice of instructional material, I’d have to say that “Education” is somewhat anti-Islamic. But the overall effect is grotesque — this is disturbing stuff, especially when little children are used as props for the sick jokes.
One gets the impression that the scriptwriters couldn’t make up their minds whether to promote Islam or poke fun at it, so they settled instead on delivering a dumpster load of bad taste to their audience.
There’s a whole series of these Cargo-Bike Imam sketches, and we’ll present more of them in future posts.
Hat tip: Paul Weston.