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December 28, 2007

Dutch Government Firework Safety Ads ~ LOL

LAAF Arms arriving- english version

Dutch government firework safety ads featuring a spoof Islamist terrorist group have been criticised as insensitive and depicting a negative stereotype of the Muslim community.

The online ads, made for the Dutch government's consumer safety institute, have been made to look like a video message filmed by an Islamist military organisation called the Liberation Army Against Freedom.

Featuring a group led by an Osama bin Laden lookalike figure at their camp, the viral ads are dubbed into Iraqi-accented Arabic and have versions with subtitles in Dutch and English.

The tone is intended to be humorous, with the terrorist group seen receiving a shipment of fireworks like an arms cache, wearing suicide vests made of firecrackers, and bungling efforts to "demonstrate to you our true power" by blowing themselves up.

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Wild Thing's comment........

These are so funny and applause to the Dutch Government for not being PC about their ads. hahahaha These will be making Moslems seething again, but heck they are always seething about something.

There are more at the YouTube page that have these. Just click on the upper left corner of either video to go to the page that has more of them if you like.

Posted by Wild Thing at December 28, 2007 02:45 AM


I guess Rage Boy and his gang will be racing to Holland now to practice their profession. Oh, so much to angrily protest, and so little time to get it all done.

Posted by: TomR at December 28, 2007 06:23 AM

Too funny!!! What is they say 'if the shoe fits wear it'? The same thing applies to stereotypes.

Posted by: Jack at December 28, 2007 09:22 AM

Someone should ask Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama if they have seen the Dutch firework safety ads and would they support ads like this in the United States. Their ad lib responses could be all too funny.

Posted by: Les at December 28, 2007 08:14 PM

Tom, hahahha and he is getting some competition in his outrages. LOL

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 29, 2007 01:31 AM

Jack it sure does, and there is so much to work with on the terrorists, cave dwellers etc.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 29, 2007 01:33 AM

Les, hahaha good idea. heh heh

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 29, 2007 01:36 AM

Now there's two phrases you seldom see in the same sentence: "Hillary Clinton" and "ad lib".

Posted by: Rick at December 29, 2007 04:00 AM

Rick, good to see you.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 29, 2007 04:31 AM