Ed Driscoll

Sharia—I Just Met a Law Named Sharia

Power Line’s Scott Johnson has a little fun with would-be Portland Christmas Holiday Winter Solsticial Ceremonial Tree bomber Mohamed Mohamud, one of “Three Guys Named Mo:”

Over the weekend we learned from the local press that Mohamud was known as one of “the three Mohameds” in a local group of friends who shared the first name and Islamic religious beliefs. Today we learn from the Times that his American friends called Mohamud “Mo.” I guess that makes three guys named Mo and a nascent musical with the show-stopping number “I Just Met a Law Named Sharia.”

That would explain how Mo could swear to defend the Constitution while hating the United States, as Mo’s classmate Andy Stull told Portland’s NewsChannel 8. “The main thing was the way he said he hated Americans,” Stull said. “It was serious. He looked me in the eye and had this look in his eye, like it was his determination in life — ‘I hate Americans.'” Now that we have lots of guys named Mo, it probably makes sense to wonder how many of them share this Mo’s “determination in life.”

“I Just Met a Law Named Sharia” is one of the best musical mo-tune parodies since Mark Steyn’s “My Sharia Amour” from back in 2002. Speaking of whom, the Three Mos also brings to mind another memorable Steyn passage from a few years later:

These days, whenever something goofy turns up on the news, chances are it involves a fellow called Mohammed. A plane flies into the World Trade Centre? Mohammed Atta. A gunman shoots up the El Al counter at Los Angeles airport? Hesham Mohamed Hedayet. A sniper starts killing petrol station customers around Washington, DC? John Allen Muhammed. A guy fatally stabs a Dutch movie director? Mohammed Bouyeri. A terrorist slaughters dozens in Bali? Noordin Mohamed. A gang-rapist in Sydney? Mohammed Skaf.

And now the Duran Duran (or is it Humbert Humbert?) of Islamofascist set, Mohamed Mohamud.

Fortunately for the rest of us, one Muslim is calling for a much-needed sanity: at Tina Brown’s liberal Daily Beast site,  Asra Q. Nomani writes, “Airport Security: Let’s Profile Muslims.”

Alas, it’s likely in vain, but it’s also common sense. (As I’ve said for years, if 9/11 had been caused by the IRA, I would certainly understand being questioned at airports because of my last name.) Which is why Andrew Breitbart wonders if Nomani is about to be profiled out of a job.