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Why Did Lenin and Muhammad Hate Music?

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PJ MEDIA

Robert Spencer

Ultimately, the war between the forces of jihad and the free world is a conflict between individualism and collectivism. Nothing shows that more vividly than each side’s attitude toward music.

“I cannot listen much to music,” Lenin once said. “It excites my nerves. I feel like talking nonsense and caressing people who, living in such a filthy hell, can create such beauty. Because today one must not caress anyone; they will bite off your hand. One must break heads, pitilessly break heads, even if, ideally, we are opposed to all violence.”

Another totalitarian man of peace, Muhammad, is quoted as saying: “Allah Mighty and Majestic sent me as a guidance and mercy to believers and commanded me to do away with musical instruments, flutes, strings, crucifixes, and the affair of the pre-Islamic period of ignorance.”

Musical instruments, flutes, strings, and crucifixes! This command came with a warning: Muhammad is also supposed to have said that “on the Day of Resurrection, Allah will pour molten lead into the ears of whoever sits listening to a songstress,” for “song makes hypocrisy grow in the heart as water does herbage.” He warned that the Muslim community would one day experience times of tribulation, featuring “the swallowing up of some people by the earth, metamorphosis of some into animals, and being rained upon with stones.”

When his followers asked him when this would be, he answered: “When songstresses and musical instruments appear and wine is held to be lawful.” There would come a dark day, he said, when even some Muslims would “hold fornication, silk, wine, and musical instruments to be lawful.” (‘Umdat al-Salik r40.0)

It isn’t hard to see why the creators of martial polities and new, aggressively expansionistic political and societal systems such as Lenin and Muhammad would disdain music. For music is an expression of the human spirit – the very thing that these totalitarians were trying to master. And no music so fully expresses the anti-totalitarian impulse, and the dignity and value of every human person, than does jazz.

For jazz is not jazz if it doesn’t contain a considerable element of improvisation, and improvisation is an expression of the individual soul par excellence. A musician who is improvising has nothing to fall back on except his own inner reservoir, and that is why jazz at its best is so immediate, so personal, and so affecting. Miles Davis and John Coltrane improvising on the same piece couldn’t sound more different from one another, not just because one plays trumpet and the other tenor sax, but because they are so very different from one another as human beings, and in their improvisations, one can hear into their very hearts and souls. One may learn their solos note-for-note (as I did back in the pre-9/11 days when I played a bit of saxophone myself), but this is just a musical exercise; the music itself can be copied but never replicated, for their individual expression is inherent and essential to it.

Totalitarian collectivists hate that individual expression. They are only interested in the individual not for the expression of his own soul, but as a cog to fit into their great machine that is marching toward the worker’s paradise, or the Sharia state, or whatever the outcome of their reign of terror is called today. As such, jazz music, a unique product of the nation that has enabled a flowering of the individual spirit unparalleled in human history, is a rebuke to collectivism, and a defiant and joyful reassertion of the one thing that totalitarians fear most: the individual.

Now wait a minute, you will say: what about all those Muslim jazz musicians? There have certainly been a lot of them. The formidable drummer and bandleader Art Blakey was known to his friends as “Bu,” short for Abdullah ibn Buhaina, his Muslim name. Ahmad Jamal, Sahib Shihab, Idrees Suleiman, Yusef Lateef, Rashied Ali – the list goes on and on. The tenor and soprano saxophonist Pharoah Sanders actually titled his marvelous album Summun Bukmun Umyun after passages of the Qur’an that say that the unbelievers are “deaf, dumb and blind” (summun, bukmun, umyun, 2:18 and 2:171). The liner notes say that the album’s purpose is pure dawah (Islamic proselytizing): “This album is predicated on spiritual truths and to the future enlightenment of El-Kafirun or The Rejectors of Faith (non-believers).”

Yet those Muslims who have recently trashed music stores and brutalized musicians in Mali, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and elsewhere would dispute the very idea that such music

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SNIP:  Woah! Woah! Woah! *Needle scratches across record*

Hold the Vibraphone,  Felatious Monk!
Why so cruel and unusual, Muhammad baby? Relax, Achmax!
Swig some of this brown plaid and pipe down cus you don’t know from nothin about music.

— I bet we  can come up with some boss tunes  both the Muzzies and Pinkos will dig.
You dig? *wink*

[Here's a few to get you rolling]

Hard Hearted Hamas
Jump Start My Prius
The Girl From Al Jazeera
Shake Your EBT Maker
Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Sheep
Mellow Yellowcake
The Long And Winding Rope

 

 

» 112 Comments

  1. Chalupa

    February 25th, 2013

    Commie Chameleon

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  2. Dan Ryan Galt

    February 25th, 2013

    Back in the USSR…no wait, that’s a real song.

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  3. Chalupa

    February 25th, 2013

    Barack The Casbah

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  4. Chalupa

    February 25th, 2013

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  5. BigFurHat

    February 25th, 2013

    Hamas Hit -

    Goodbye Yellow School Bus

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  6. Chalupa

    February 25th, 2013

    Should I Stray Or Should I Goat

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  7. MaryfromMarin

    February 25th, 2013

    Perhaps they both hated it so much because it is good and pleasing to the Lord our God:

    “O come, let us sing to the LORD; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!..let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!” (Psalm 95: 1-2)

    “I will sing to the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have being.” (Psalm 104:33)

    “…addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the LORD with all your heart…” (Eph. 5:19)

    Pretty easy to see why they’d hate music.

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  8. Chalupa

    February 25th, 2013

    Some Qaeda Wonderful

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  9. Unneutral

    February 25th, 2013

    ‘I’m humping a camel named Clyde’

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  10. Unruly Refugee

    February 25th, 2013

    I’ll bet muhammad sings every time he is fornicated by the devil.

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  11. Chalupa

    February 25th, 2013

    “Piece Train holy ruhollah…”

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  12. Dan Ryan Galt

    February 25th, 2013

    Red Roses for a Blue State

    She Wore Blue Burqua

    Rudolf the Red Nosed Alcoholic Comrade

    Stairway To World Caliphate

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  13. Lowell

    February 25th, 2013

    JAZZ is threatening? Gonna’ have to ponder on that a bit. It excites no sensibilities. It makes people close their eyes and loll their heads. Perhaps at best, some desultory finger snapping.

    Those tyrants were afraid of rock. Of Led Zepplin. Of music that makes the heart hammer and gives you impetus to do extroverted acts.

    Yeah baby, that’s the real danger to tyrants.

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  14. Chalupa

    February 25th, 2013

    “We bomb Fallujah…she’s my baby…
    We bomb Fallujah….don’t mean maybe…”

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  15. Unneutral

    February 25th, 2013

    ‘If I could screw the world through the eyes of a child’

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  16. BigFurHat

    February 25th, 2013

    Hamas Top Ten Hit:

    Put his head on my shoulder

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  17. Chalupa

    February 25th, 2013

    “I’m in Mahmood for love…”

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  18. Chalupa

    February 25th, 2013

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  19. BigFurHat

    February 25th, 2013

    Hamas Golden Oldie -

    While My Scimitar Gently Sweeps

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  20. BigFurHat

    February 25th, 2013

    #1 Hamas Hit

    Jew Lost That Living Feeling

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    February 25th, 2013

    stairway to mecca
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    l. a. Infidel

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  22. F.D.R. in Hell

    February 25th, 2013

    BFH, it’s actually…

    “Butcher Head On My Shoulder”

    :evil:

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  23. Unruly Refugee

    February 25th, 2013

    Born to be riled

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  24. Chalupa

    February 25th, 2013

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  25. Chalupa

    February 25th, 2013

    I Torch Myself

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  26. Jethro

    February 25th, 2013

    “allah make love into you”
    - boys in men

    sung to: “I’ll make love to you” -Boyz 2 men

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  27. Unruly Refugee

    February 25th, 2013

    Walk like an infliction

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  28. Chalupa

    February 25th, 2013

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  29. Chalupa

    February 25th, 2013

    “Blow Susanna
    Now don’t cry for dhimmi
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    With a carcass on my knee”

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  30. Unneutral

    February 25th, 2013

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    February 25th, 2013

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  32. Chalupa

    February 25th, 2013

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  33. Jethro

    February 25th, 2013

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  34. Jethro

    February 25th, 2013

    “Ayatollah” (My Sharona)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inQiIkz7J5Y
    I can’t believe I forgot about this one…

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  35. Unneutral

    February 25th, 2013

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  36. Chalupa

    February 25th, 2013

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  37. Kairn

    February 25th, 2013

    I believe they hated music because song is a convenient avenue for people to make their feelings known about a person or thing. Songs are an important form of human expression for things we love as well as for expressing our opinions about things and people and actions we find disturbing.

    We know that Mo hated poets first because poets were writing sarcastic verses about him. Those poems may even have been sung. It’s all about controlling the public narrative with guys like Mo, Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Hitler, etc.

    Obysmal and his miserable wife if given even more leeway to feeling more powerful and invincible against the tide of nattering nobodies of negativism (conservative US patriots), will also bring their boot down much more firmly against any public commentary that does not flatter and exalt them. Be that thru words, song, film, cartoons, etc.

    Tyrants, as history has shown us over and over again have very, very thin skins layered over vicious and cunning interiors.

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  38. Unruly Refugee

    February 25th, 2013

    It’s my shahadah and I’ll fry if I want to, die if I want to, fry if I want to …

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  39. Unruly Refugee

    February 25th, 2013

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  40. Chalupa

    February 25th, 2013

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    February 25th, 2013

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  42. Unruly Refugee

    February 25th, 2013

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    February 25th, 2013

    Allah’s Young Dudes

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    February 25th, 2013

    Born to Jihad

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    February 25th, 2013

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    February 25th, 2013

    Imam I need you

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    February 25th, 2013

    Getting touched the 72nd time

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    February 25th, 2013

    Rocket Imam

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  49. Groucho Marxist

    February 25th, 2013

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  50. Groucho Marxist

    February 25th, 2013

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  51. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    February 25th, 2013

    Afternoon Delouse

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  52. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    February 25th, 2013

    Big smelly taxi

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    February 25th, 2013

    @Unruly -

    “You remember Achmed Farkid

    Last I saw he…was water boarded…”

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  54. Brian in BC

    February 25th, 2013

    Flashback to “The Forgotten Rebels” song “I left my Heart in Iran”.

    Here’s the song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uU4JYwmjfx0

    Lyrics:

    So I see you want to start a World War.
    Death comes in threes and it’s so fun to score.
    That Ayatollah really must be a whore.
    Filth eating camel sweat he’s a sickie moslem so hard to please.
    His kind of thinking must show you his disease.

    I left my heart, left my heart in Iran.
    Bring back the Shah that’s where it began.
    Should’ve dropped some bombs and watched how they ran.
    I left my heart, left my heart in Iran.

    Death is his only groupie.
    Remember hiding in Paris?
    Now can’t you see his only answer is there.
    When he sees his country dying,
    no one else in the world is crying
    the only one humanitarian way.
    That’s why I’m a mercenary.

    I left my heart in Iran.
    Bring back the Shah that’s where it began.
    Should have dropped some bombs and watched how they ran.
    I left my heart, left my heart in Iran.

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  55. Chalupa

    February 25th, 2013

    You Give Jihad A Bad Name

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  56. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    February 25th, 2013

    I never promised you a Berchestgaden

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  57. Brian in BC

    February 25th, 2013

    99 Red Buffoons

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  58. Unruly Refugee

    February 25th, 2013

    “the head jihadi wants no sissies,
    So we use our butt cracks to launch our missiles.”

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  59. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    February 25th, 2013

    Lay down Sallid

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  60. RD in Texas

    February 25th, 2013

    Dirty deeds, done to sheep.

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  61. Brian in BC

    February 25th, 2013

    American Die – A Jihadi favorite folk song.

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  62. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    February 25th, 2013

    Xerxes in the sky with diamonds

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  63. Brian in BC

    February 25th, 2013

    RD in Texas…here’s the video: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xd8hl_dirty-deeds-done-with-sheep-ac-dc_fun#.USwZU6XIuGk

    Truth is stranger than fiction.

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  64. Groucho Marxist

    February 25th, 2013

    Allah long the prayer tower

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  65. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    February 25th, 2013

    Cut me in the morning (Then just walk away)

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  66. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    February 25th, 2013

    Unhappy Together

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  67. Groucho Marxist

    February 25th, 2013

    I Blow to Pieces

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  68. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    February 25th, 2013

    KABOOM There it is!

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  69. Groucho Marxist

    February 25th, 2013

    Burka Betty by Ramadan

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  70. Groucho Marxist

    February 25th, 2013

    Long Cool Woman in a Burka

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  71. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    February 25th, 2013

    Kazakhstan Wood

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  72. Groucho Marxist

    February 25th, 2013

    Killing Me Swiftly

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  73. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    February 25th, 2013

    These hooves were made for walking.

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  74. Groucho Marxist

    February 25th, 2013

    Mullahs of London

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  75. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    February 25th, 2013

    Dromedary Aire

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  76. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    February 25th, 2013

    I’ve been waiting for a little girl like you.

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  77. Unruly Refugee

    February 25th, 2013

    Help me make Bombs through the night

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  78. Brian in BC

    February 25th, 2013

    Goin’ Back to Cali(phate)

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  79. Brian in BC

    February 25th, 2013

    Who are Jew?

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  80. Moxie Man

    February 25th, 2013

    As Ears Blow By

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  81. Brian in BC

    February 25th, 2013

    Red Red Mind

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  82. Moxie Man

    February 25th, 2013

    Can’t You Hear Me Ticking?

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  83. Unruly Refugee

    February 25th, 2013

    Just call me infidel of the morning, just cut my cheek before you cleave me.

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  84. Brian in BC

    February 25th, 2013

    Bibi and the Jets

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  85. Moxie Man

    February 25th, 2013

    Where The Boys Are (better than Goys)

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  86. Moe Tom

    February 25th, 2013

    Music is a decadent Western phenomenon. Duh?

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  87. Moxie Man

    February 25th, 2013

    Sold your Boy

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  88. Moxie Man

    February 25th, 2013

    My Goy Friend’s Back

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  89. Moxie Man

    February 25th, 2013

    Crying in the Shrapnel

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  90. Moxie Man

    February 25th, 2013

    Send In the Drones

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  91. Moxie Man

    February 25th, 2013

    Hooked on a Yearling

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  92. Moxie Man

    February 25th, 2013

    Have You Never Been (with) Fellow?

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  93. Chalupa

    February 25th, 2013

    She Shed She Shed

    “And you’re making me feel like I never goat porned”

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  94. Brian in BC

    February 25th, 2013

    Leaving on a Jet Plane (Baby I hate to Blow!)

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  95. Moxie Man

    February 25th, 2013

    If I Knew You Were Comin’, I’d Have Baked a Kike

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  96. Moxie Man

    February 25th, 2013

    All In All, It’s Just Another Brick in the Face

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  97. Moxie Man

    February 25th, 2013

    It’s Still Lock and Load to Me

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  98. Moxie Man

    February 25th, 2013

    Totally Clips Out His Heart

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  99. Moxie Man

    February 25th, 2013

    I Just Called To Say I Kill You

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  100. Moxie Man

    February 25th, 2013

    We Un-Built This City

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  101. Moxie Man

    February 25th, 2013

    Rolling Back the Years

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  102. Moxie Man

    February 25th, 2013

    All My Ex’s Live in Mecca

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  103. Moxie Man

    February 25th, 2013

    I Was Muslim When Muslim Wasn’t Cool

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  104. Moxie Man

    February 25th, 2013

    I’d Love To Lay Ewe Down

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  105. Moxie Man

    February 25th, 2013

    Someone Could Lose a Heart Tonight

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  106. Moxie Man

    February 25th, 2013

    To All The Girls I’ve Honor-Killed Before

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  107. Callmelennie

    February 25th, 2013

    Little late to the party

    Wake Up, Little Sunni (wake up)
    Good Golly, It’s Ali
    Runaround Jew
    Great Balls on Fire! (Panty Bomber Song)

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  108. Callmelennie

    February 25th, 2013

    Muslim folk classic

    If I had a dagger
    I’d blood let in the morning
    I’d blood let in the evening
    All over this clan

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  109. Callmelennie

    February 25th, 2013

    A couple of Country and Middle Eastern classics

    You’ve Been Taqiyyah in Your Sleep
    (Proud To Be a) Cave Fighter’s Daughter

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  110. AbigailAdams

    February 25th, 2013

    You guys are hot tonight!

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  111. Callmelennie

    February 26th, 2013

    From legendary Wahhabi guitarist Djinni Hendrix

    Let Me Cast You in The Fire
    Turban Rage
    Allah’s on the Watchtower
    Hajj Town Traffic
    Are You Islamicized
    Rasool’s Chile
    Sa’udi Lady

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  112. Callmelennie

    February 26th, 2013

    The Zionist Sleeps Tonight

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