The U.K.-based Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) released a video promoting its upcoming "Islamophobia Awards" event. The video shows dancing caricatures of U.S. President Donald Trump, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, British PM Theresa May, British MP Nigel Farage, British columnist Katie Hopkins, and Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor of Myanmar. The caricatures are shown dancing to a parody of the theme song from "Friends." The lyrics say: "They want to get away with Islamophobia. They're right-wing, racist, and think you're inferior… There'll be more for you because they can't get away." According to IHRC, the gala dinner and awards show is a "satirical event that aims to raise awareness of Islamophobia while poking fun at those who have outrageously displayed their prejudice for all to see over the past year." The event webpage allows users to vote for "the worst Islamophobes of 2018" in four categories. The U.K. list of Islamophobic candidates includes: Amanda Spielman, Boris Johnson, Jayda Fransen, Katie Hopkins, Maajid Nawaz, Morrissey, Richard Dawkins, Rowan Atkinson, Theresa May, Sadiq Khan, Tommy Robinson, Sajid Javid, Nigel Farage, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Sarah Champion, and the Conservative Party. The international list includes: Aung San Suu Kyi, Donald Trump, Fraser Anning, Geert Wilders, Mohammad Tawhidi, Emmanuel Macron, Marine Le Pen, Min Aung Hlaing, Narendra Modi, Benjamin Netanyahu, Pauline Hanson, Xi Jinping, Saudi Arabia, Bart De Wever, Matteo Salvini, and Inger Stojberg. Candidates for the "Most Islamophobic News Media" award are: Andy Ngo, Breitbart, Brendan O'Neill, the Daily Mail, David Aaronovitch, Fox News, LBC – Leading Britain's Conversation, Le Parisien, Melanie Phillips, Rod Liddle, The Spectator, and The Sun. The last category, "Most Islamophobic Movie/Book/TV," includes: "The 15:17 to Paris," "Beirut," "Lost Boys? What's Going Wrong for Asian Men," "Padmaavat," "My Week as a Muslim," "Real Time with Bill Maher," Roseanne," "No Go Zones: How Sharia Law Is Coming to a Neighborhood Near You" by Raheem Kassam, and "Bodyguard." The video was uploaded to IHRC's YouTube channel on October 16.
Lyrics: They want to get away with Islamophobia. They're right-wing and racist and think you're inferior. It's time we told them we know who they are. Just looking at their faces gives us nausea. There'll be more for you, so vote before the day. There'll be more for you, so go and have your say. There'll be more for you, because they can't get away.