Mixed reactions to suicide bomber parody in the UK

Four Lions, the film that mimics a group of suicide bombers in the UK, has evoked mixed reactions just after its release. Many are enthusiastic and the London Evening Standard calls fear the greatest enemy of innovation, but this film manages to overcome fear in an innovative way by making fundamentalists appear ridiculous. Others, however, have called for a boycott of the film. They are relatives of the victims of the 7/7 terrorist attacks in London. In their opinion, the film follows too closely what has happened in reality and is insensitive to the victims. In the Guardian, Muslim commentator Tania Ahsan, however, points out the film’s subtleties finds it “extremely funny”.

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