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Song Parodies -> "It's No Sin To Tell a Lie (taqiyya)"

Original Song Title:

"It's a Sin to Tell a Lie"

Original Performer:

Billie Holiday

Parody Song Title:

"It's No Sin To Tell a Lie (taqiyya)"

Parody Written by:

Barry J. Mitchel

The Lyrics

Taqiyya is a Muslim principle that permits a believer to deceive an infidel, without incurring divine penalties for dishonesty, when a religious cause such as spreading Islam is promoted thereby. In recent nuclear negotiations between Iran and a group of Western nations led by the USA, use of the principle was evident. Now that President Obama is attempting to sell the result to Congress, he may be using similar tactics. I used TOS as a template rather than the longer version by John Denver.
Assure the U.S. of A., I-ran, do;
It's a win to sell a lie.
Killers of Christians have spoken,
"Trust me, 'cause peace words were token."

"I love U.S.; why, Is-ra-el, too. [1]
"If they break apart, I'll cry."
So we're sure that's untrue; then they say, "I love Jew."
It's no sin to tell a lie.

O. trusts you; he's sky-blue. Why shove you?
If you break prized START, he'll sigh. [2]
So we fur-ious few have to say, "Fight, undo!"
It's a thinly-veiled Big Lie.
It's a win for Hell's al-ly!

[1] Pronounce as "Iz-rye-ell."
[2] Acronym for "STrategic Arms Limitation Treaty" as in the Cold War between USA & USSR.

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Barry J. Mitchel - July 16, 2015 - Report this comment
Oops! In footnote 2, I meant Reduction, not Limitation. Today, START might mean Stop Tehran's Atomic Reactors Totally (which this deal won't do) or Stop Tehran's Ayatollahs' Reign of Terror (likewise).
DanaMathewson - July 16, 2015 - Report this comment
Oh, boy! Another home run, Barry. And another situation where the kids running the show have dropped their pants halfway before starting to run the race, putting us at a great disadvantage as usual. Our illustrious leaders insist they have Iran boxed in. Yeah, sure.
Callmelennie - July 16, 2015 - Report this comment
I believe Kareemah Qa'il dealt with this very topic in her Country and Middle Eastern hit, "You've Been Tagiyyah in Your Sleep."
Timmy1000 - July 16, 2015 - Report this comment
Yup, that's a concern.
Leough - July 16, 2015 - Report this comment
I grew up back when a lot of people had fallout shelters, and I cringed every time I heard a jet plane passing overhead. I hope it doesn't that scary again.

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