Terrorists pay tribute to Etta James
Basque separatist organisation ETA has paid tribute to Etta James, who died last week. A spokesman for the terrorist organisation said “Etta was one of a kind. She had one of the best voices of all time.”
James’s appeal was so deep across the World that in 1971 the then-unnamed group of angry Basques decided to use her name as their own. When asked about whether they’d made a mistake in their spelling the spokesman replied “Hello, hi speak hexcellent henglish. Que?”
ETA isn’t the only terror organisation to have immortalised their musical heroes in this way. Irish republicans initially wanted “Let’s do it, let’s fall in love” as their national anthem and decided to name their armed wing after the song’s writers George and Ira Gershwin. ‘George’ wouldn’t have been a popular name, being the name of the oppressors’ King at the time, so ‘Ira’ was chosen. Someone eventually pointed out that it was Cole Porter who had written the song, but it was too late.
Al Qaeda are another organisation taking inspiration from the music world: this time Weird Al Yankovic, Qaeda being Arabic for “unusual”.
Filipino Islamist terrorists MILF decided on their name when “Madonna” was considered too Catholic With “Madge” being a slang word for ladies parts in their language it was decided that a description of the middle-aged singer would be good enough.
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