Comedy has long been a tool to break barriers and heal wounds. In America, the early black stand-up comics used their platform as a way to diffuse hatred and shatter stereotypes (or poke fun at the stereotypes usually).
Britain has an issue with militant Islam. A lot of terrorist activity has roots in England and very often from Muslims born in the U.K. Once again, we see comedy taking a stab at diffusing the obvious barrier and lack of discourse; two new British films are paving the way for apparently more in the same vein. One of which is ‘Infidel’; about a devout Muslim who finds out that he was adopted at birth and is actually Jewish. The other is a small budget film called ‘Four Lions’ – a play on words, no doubt, with reference to the England football team’s logo of three lions. It’s been getting rave reviews and it could set the tone for a new era in the media’s involvement with Islamic terrorism.
See the full and official trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ew-SrlQ9tlI