{Censorship of exhibits and events in which Islam plays a central role has been a source of controversy in Europe, especially in the past decade. A new satirical musical in Britain is the most recent performance to cause unease.} A satirical musical about Islamic terrorism is causing protest ahead of its premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe. {Jihad: The Musical}, due to play at the C venue throughout August, is billed as a “madcap gallop through the wacky world of international terrorism”. But a petition on the Prime Minister’s website calls for the “tasteless” show to be scrapped. Composer Ben Scheuer defended the production, telling BBC Radio 4 it was “controversial because it is relevant”.

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