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    Posted: 12-Jun-2006 at 13:46
A sarcastic song about being bosnian muslim in Europe surrounded by christians neighbours.
 
 
IF I WASN'T MUSLIM
If I wasnt Muslim
Ya ha deedle deedle, bubba bubba deedle deedle dum.
If I wasnt born Mohammedan
Life for me would have been fun.
I could live and prosper
On my land and I could even build a bigger house
I wouldnt have to, every now and then,
Run and hide like a mouse.
If I wasnt Muslim
Ya ha deedle deedle, bubba bubba deedle deedle dum.
My neighbors wouldnt set my home on fire
And surround me with barbed wire
I wouldnt live in terror
Ya ha deedle deedle, bubba bubba deedle deedle dum.
Books wouldnt teach you that I was an error
In European history.

I would not have to prove that I am not stupid
A backward and primitive villain
An alien threat to your way of life
to be hunted down.
I wouldnt be so ashamed of
The names of my relatives and mine
Of the Semitic language I speak to my God
That no one here understands

My tradition wouldnt insult
My Christian neighbors and friends
My diet, my cap, the Ramadan fast
the crescent and the star.
Bayram, I know, will never be famous
like Christmas or Easter Sunday
so modern and cool, so western,
and - oh so secular.

If I wasnt Muslim
If I had an ordinary Slavic Christian name
If I wasnt circumcised
If I could eat my eggs with ham
I would be accepted
Ya ha deedle deedle, bubba bubba deedle deedle dum.
Id blend in to Europe and enjoy
I wouldnt be its whipping boy.

oh boy
If I were a Christian
I wouldnt have to prove that I am human too.
Cause when youre Christian youre always civilized
no matter what you wear or do.
But when you are a Muslim
It is really hard to find some sympathy for you
No one really likes you, no one really cares
No one wants to know your point of view.

If I wasnt Muslim
Ya ha deedle deedle, bubba bubba deedle deedle dum.
If I was a part of Christendom
Europe would be my sweet home.
I wouldnt have to worry
Ya ha deedle deedle, bubba bubba deedle deedle dum.
What will happen in a year or two
Will I have to leave or stay and die
Drop my pants to be identified and put aside
Just cause Im a Mussulman?
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I watched that just yesterday. It's cute.
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Superb!
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Drop my pants to be identified and put aside
Just cause Im a Mussulman?

A Bulgarian friend to my family had a funny story regarding this...

During the curfews in my town in the 1980s he was caught after hours by soldiers, and he had to drop his pants and show his "thing" to be identified and save himself from being sent to prison. LOL



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What's the purpose of this topic again?

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Originally posted by Spartakus

What's the purpose of this topic again?

 
 

Philosophy naturally, this little sarcastic song explains the philosophy behind the "muslim problem"Wink

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  Quote Spartakus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-Jun-2006 at 15:16
There is a problem with muslims and  prejudice.But there are also many muslims who are welcomed.And in the end,there is a problem with monotheistic religions in general.People are very critical of them.Christianity gets the same criticism,but it does not seem so intense like that against Islam,because Christian fundamentalism has been dealt for centuries.
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  Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-Jun-2006 at 16:12
Originally posted by Spartakus

but it does not seem so intense like that against Islam,because Christian fundamentalism has been dealt for centuries.
 
And that I that is exactly what the song is about; only because Bosnjaks happened to be MUSLIMS where they treated differently then they would have been treated if they where Christians:
 
 
If I wasnt Muslim
Ya ha deedle deedle, bubba bubba deedle deedle dum.
If I wasnt born Mohammedan
Life for me would have been fun.
I could live and prosper
On my land and I could even build a bigger house
I wouldnt have to, every now and then,
Run and hide like a mouse.
If I wasnt Muslim
Ya ha deedle deedle, bubba bubba deedle deedle dum.
My neighbors wouldnt set my home on fire
And surround me with barbed wire
I wouldnt live in terror
Ya ha deedle deedle, bubba bubba deedle deedle dum.
Books wouldnt teach you that I was an error
In European history.

I would not have to prove that I am not stupid
A backward and primitive villain
An alien threat to your way of life
to be hunted down.
I wouldnt be so ashamed of
The names of my relatives and mine
Of the Semitic language I speak to my God
That no one here understands

My tradition wouldnt insult
My Christian neighbors and friends
My diet, my cap, the Ramadan fast
the crescent and the star.
Bayram, I know, will never be famous
like Christmas or Easter Sunday
so modern and cool, so western,
and - oh so secular.

If I wasnt Muslim
If I had an ordinary Slavic Christian name
If I wasnt circumcised
If I could eat my eggs with ham
I would be accepted
Ya ha deedle deedle, bubba bubba deedle deedle dum.
Id blend in to Europe and enjoy
I wouldnt be its whipping boy.

oh boy
If I were a Christian
I wouldnt have to prove that I am human too.
Cause when youre Christian youre always civilized
no matter what you wear or do.
But when you are a Muslim
It is really hard to find some sympathy for you
No one really likes you, no one really cares
No one wants to know your point of view.

If I wasnt Muslim
Ya ha deedle deedle, bubba bubba deedle deedle dum.
If I was a part of Christendom
Europe would be my sweet home.
I wouldnt have to worry
Ya ha deedle deedle, bubba bubba deedle deedle dum.
What will happen in a year or two
Will I have to leave or stay and die
Drop my pants to be identified and put aside
Just cause Im a Mussulman?
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  Quote arch.buff Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-Jun-2006 at 23:02
Ya its pretty terrible the whole prejudice thing. A few fundamental terrorists screw it up for all of Islam. At least the West has "civilized rights" though. If youre a Muslim in the west you may face prejudice but if youre a christian in the middle east you may face the sword.
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  Quote Bosniakum Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Jun-2006 at 20:51
Well, this song is not from the general muslim perspective, but from a Bosniak perspective, being a Slavic European Muslim. 
"I krv svoju za Bosnu moju"
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