Members of the Muslim community have criticised the video, calling it blasphemous and demanding for it be removed from YouTube. The video has more than 31 million hits.
A petition on Change.org, launched by Shazad Iqbal of the UK, says “This petition is lodged In (sic) regards to Katy Perry’s music video Dark Horse… The video is considered as highly controversial to its viewers as a result of its portrayal of blasphemy.
“At 01:15 (minutes) into the video Dark Horse; a man is shown being burned, whilst wearing a pendant (also burned) forming the word Allah, which is the arabic (sic) word for God. Such goes to show, that blasphemy is clearly conveyed in the video, since Katy Perry (who appears to be representing an opposition of God) engulfs the believer and the word God in flames.”
On Monday the petition had 44,119 signatures.
One of two possibilities here, either there are a large number of very insecure followers of the Prophet or Katy Perry has been very clever to get those silly followers Islam to help promote her music.
That folks is the nature of popular music today.
Its a characteristic of our friends from the left that they love to take a stand “on principle” that those poor followers of Islam who were holidaying at club Gitmo were of course all “innocent” men and that its just paranoia to think that they might possibly want to kill people in the name of Allah. While I have no desire to prejudge anyone who has not yet been to trial it surely has to at least raise an eyebrow or three that UK police have just arrested one of the former holidaymakers from Club Gitmo on terrorism charges:
Surely this suggests that Moazzam Begg really deserved his Cuban holiday and that maybe he should enjoy another long holiday at one of Her Majesty’s fine hotels…
So how many holiday makers from Club Gitmo would that make it who have been discovered , for a second time, playing at Jihad?
With The Wind Rises, which has earned an Academy Award nomination for best animated feature, Miyazaki has made a departure from the themes and visual language that have constituted the house style of his Studio Ghibli. The digression feels all the more startling in that the 73-year-old film-maker has announced that this will be his last film. The story of second world war fighter plane designer Jiro Horikoshi may be highly fictionalised and suffused with Miyazaki’s characteristic sensitivity and breathtaking vistas, but it feels more earthily literal than the director’s standard family-friendly fare.
With that caveat in mind, it’s possible to admire and even enjoy the world that Miyazaki invites viewers to enter, in this case Japan during the 1920s and 30s, when the nearsighted, aeroplane-obsessed Horikoshi, unable to become a pilot, instead turns to engineering the flying machines that course through his dreams like giant, enchanted birds. He also dreams of an Italian aeronautical designer named Caproni, who appears throughout The Wind Rises like a benevolent muse. Miyazaki uses Horikoshi’s life to illuminate some of the most distressing chapters of Japanese history, including the country’s crippling economic depression, the devastating Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923 and a tuberculosis epidemic that, in the film, winds up playing a role in Horikoshi’s courtship of his wife, Nahoko.
Thank you very much for sharing that. The totalitarian nature of Islam is precisely what makes it such a pernicious religion and I for one hope that you are truly able to escape its clutches and that you do not become like Orwell’s character Winston Smith, battered beaten and profoundly broken yet loving the figure head of your oppression.
Originally posted on Ex Hijabi:
During my sophomore year of college, my English professor asked us to read Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell. Because of my past with required readings, I expected myself not to like the book, but was surprised when I couldn’t put it down. It was nothing like I’d read before and I loved it. Even years later, it still floats by in my mind and the thing that sticks with me the most is the control the government had over the characters, to such an extent that even their thoughts were monitored. And it is only now that I begin to understand my fascination. It is only now that I can put words to my feelings.
The reason why I loved the book was because it allowed me to channel my negative feelings for conservative Islam and its control over me into it. It gave me the space to think about the things I wasn’t supposed to think about.
One of my brothers lives in the electorate which means that I have had some knowledge of the area. As you suggest Yale the unique circumstances of the previous member’s “fall from grace” should have have delivered a bigger swing , that it didn’t should worry the Alp , its supporters and its enablers .
Originally posted on The Red And The Blue:
First things first: congratulations to the Queensland ALP and its candidate Yvette D’Ath on their win in Redcliffe today. They have been entrusted with the stewardship of representing that highly appealing sliver of the bayside region north of Brisbane for the next 12 months, and having achieved their win it is to be hoped D’Ath now knuckles under and gets on with the job she has been given.
To have a snowball’s chance in hell of re-election at the state election now due in 12 months’ time, she’ll have to.
While I don’t always agree with the things Andrew says I do warmly welcome his return to the Sunday morning TV schedule because I just love to see the counterpoint of his show compared to “Insiders” on a Sunday morning
Its amazing just how many of the left just about have kittens at the thought of Andrew on the airwaves , Gee anyone would think that the left can not stand any voices that come from a conservative view point…
Stay tuned Comrades
Originally posted on The Red And The Blue:
FORMER UNION OFFICIAL and Labor MP Craig Thomson has been found guilty this morning of some — but not all — of the scores of fraud charges brought against him in the wake of the scandal around the Health Services Union, of which he was head; the development legitimises criticisms of the previous government for doing everything in its power to shield him. It also bolsters the need for a royal commission into unions generally.
Just a very short post this morning, as the development is quite fresh and events fluid; Thomson has been convicted this morning of many of the charges he faced for ripping off the HSU to pay for sex with prostitutes, dirty movies in hotels, cigarettes, and other unauthorised items.
At this stage it is unclear how many convictions have been recorded against Thomson, when sentencing is likely to occur, and what penalty he will face — so clearly there is some room left to run in this story.