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Katy Perry: a Dark horse saddled with Islam

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.

Cheers Comrades



  1. les h matthews says:

    I like the shape…

  2. GD says:

    Katy Perry has some very talented and clever people working for her. The imagery in this video is superb, likewise the imagery and silly story-line of her ‘Roar’ video. Sit back and enjoy a really fun music video. All round wonderful happy entertainment.

    Muslim activists seem to have a problem with happiness, as do leftists in Australia.

  3. GD says:

    What do the over-sensitive muslim crazies reckon of this one?

  4. GD says:

    Well this one is probably more offensive to their silly closed minds..

  5. GD says:

    btw the lyrics for the ‘Walk Like An Egyptian’ came from not a slur on islam, but the stance a waiter takes when delivering a plate to a diner…

  6. Ray Dixon says:

    There will always be people objecting to all types of art and/or imagery, especially on religious grounds. The art works titled ‘Piss Christ’ come to mind. This proves nothing except (a) religious zealots can’t take a joke (b) Kate Perry is a try-hard Madonna impersonator (who is a try-hard Cher impersonator) and puts fame & fortune ahead of good taste and class. It’s pretty crass but that’s what (some) people do.

  7. Iain Hall says:

    Love that song GD reminds me of the fun I had in the eighties…
    I wonder what they would think of this though:

  8. les h matthews says:

    I just wish you boys would grow up a little….

  9. Iain Hall says:

    why do you think we need to grow up?

  10. Jim Clarke says:

    Didn’t get burnt. Got turned into sand.

  11. Ray Dixon says:

    “Islam will destroy the world” – He’s just another prophet of doom. A scared shitless shrimp who jumps at his own shadow and sees reds under the bed or, in this case, Arabs in his armpits. He and GD should get together.

  12. GD says:

    That’s a chilling video, Iain. How islamic apologists like Ray can disregard it is beyond me. The proof is already there in Britain, Sweden and Norway. Why are we pampering these aggressive, regressive, infantile hate-mongers?

    They enjoy our welfare, whether here or in Britain yet then work towards bringing down our society. Our society which began with our Judeo-Christian heritage and has proven to be the most benevolent and successful society thus far evolved by mankind.

    Why are we allowing them to destroy our heritage and birthright?

  13. Ray Dixon says:

    Why are we allowing them to destroy our heritage and birthright?

    Hmm, how exactly, GD (I repeat …. EXACTLY), has your “birthright & heritage” been destroyed by muslims migrating to Australia? Come on, how is your life worse off today than it was 20 years ago? Haven’t you managed your affairs well enough to rise above this so-called ‘Islamic invasion? Is it really so significant that it affects you deeply and permanently? If so, are you not to blame perhaps, for failing to adjust to changing times? Come on – stand up and be a man.

  14. Iain Hall says:

    the experience in Europe is that an concept of a free society that respects women, diverse sexual orientations,and free speech is threatened by the rise of Islam. the entirety of your argument seems to boil down to “it won’t happen here”, strangely enough they used to say the same thing in the countries of Europe.

  15. Ray Dixon says:

    Yes, Iain, I’m basically saying “it won’t happen here”. I’ve explained my view on this before but here goes again:

    Europe is an entirely different situation to Australia. To start with, Europe consists of many different countries with many clear & distinct cultures that go back 1,000s of years, whereas Australia is one nation on one large continent with a predominant culture that is only 200 years old (no disrespect to our Aboriginal culture intended). Australia is still evolving and changing with a diverse mix of immigrants and consequently we are more tolerant and less hostile than Europeans and not so set in our ways. Europe is crowded, whereas Australia has a relatively tiny population and a far more relaxed lifestyle – there’s plenty of room here and no ‘territorial’ issues that you see in some European nations. Europe has a long, long history of conflict between different countries ethnicities and religions. It’s in their blood to fight and go to war with each other, whereas we have never even had a civil war for instance and, compared to Europe, no history of internal conflict between our mixed cultures (apart from at Soccer games, which should be banned!).

    In short, Iain, it won’t happen here because our history and way of life is so much different to Europe.

    Then again, you might also be blowing the European muslim situation out of proportion. I don’t know because I’ve never been there, but at the moment we’re planning a trip over there later this year (friend has a house in France) so I’ll check it for you and report back. My friend has lived more in Europe than in Australia for the past 20 years and, according to him, the issue of muslim migration is nowhere near as bad as claimed.

  16. Iain Hall says:

    Well I for one hope that you will find the trip to Europe educational and I expect holiday snaps posted to the blog along with some in depth investigative reporting. I some how think though that you will find the situation of Muslim immigrants in Europe just as GD and I have been saying it is.

  17. Ray Dixon says:

    I’ll be on the lookout for burqas, Iain.

  18. GD says:

    Ray, I didn’t say my birthright and heritage had been destroyed by muslim immigration. I suggested it was possible. It would help if you read my comments rather than reading into them something I didn’t say.

    I suggested that Australia is allowing uncontrolled immigration from muslim countries and that that can only lead to results similar to those in Norway, Sweden, Britain, France and all other countries silly enough to allow muslims en masse into their countries and then pay them the welfare benefit.

    This is exactly what we are doing.

    It is bi-partisan and needs to be addressed before it escalates as the muslim population increases. This has been the experience of many other countries, yet you reckon Australia is somehow sacrosanct from an increased islamic population calling for for sharia law as they have done in Britain and elsewhere.

    Ray, your analysis of European culture fails to note that until the insurgence of muslims into predominantly indigenous populations such as Norway, Sweden and France, there was very little civil unrest.

    Now, there are no-go suburbs in all of these nations. Islamists are proclaiming such suburbs as beholden to sharia law in defiance of the law of the land.

    You don’t think it will happen here. Lakemba and surrounds are just the start in South Western Sydney. You don’t have to go to France to see the burqas, just visit South Western Sydney.

    I admire your faith in the Australian psyche but lack the same confidence that we will avoid a similar malaise.

    btw I hope you’re not visiting France around the new year.

    Car-b-ques are a NYE tradition with so-called disadvantaged muslim youths.

    The most recent New Years car-b-que saw nearly 1200 vehicles torched by yutes in Muslim neighborhoods. A January poll found that 70 percent of French citizens believe that their country has too many immigrants.

  19. Ray Dixon says:

    your analysis of European culture fails to note that until the insurgence of muslims into predominantly indigenous populations such as Norway, Sweden and France, there was very little civil unrest

    GD, my analysis fails to note that because what you have said is patently untrue. Are you seriously suggesting that France, for instance, had no history of civil unrest pre recent muslim immigration? My God man, have you ever heard of the French Revolution? How about the 1968 student riots (and no, they were not protesting the Vietnam war, they were rioting for social change and just for the hell of it)? France’s long history is littered with violent uprisings and it continues today. Yes, some of the more recent riots have been labelled (by some) as inspired by muslims but the reality is even the infamous 2005 riots were more about economic conditions. Second generation muslim immigrants just happened to be in the middle of it but it was more about poverty and poor living conditions than any religious zealotry. It is the way things have always been in France. As for Norway & Sweden I won’t go into it as much but I seem to recall something about murderous Vikings. More recently I recall a crazed right-wing gunman killing how many of his countrymen because he was concerned about muslim immigration and regarded John Howard’s strong stance as heroic.

    The bottom line is this – Europe has always been on war footing and there is simply no evidence or indication that muslims in Australia are likely to repeat the incidents you constantly refer to over there. You are either a scaremongerer or just plain scared of your own shadow mate.

  20. les h matthews says:

    I agree with Ray.

    GD, you should try to get out more..

  21. GD says:

    Ray your argument is absurd…the Vikings? The French Revolution? A lone mass killer in Sweden?

    Even Australia has had lone mass killers, ie Milat and that looney in Tasmania, so how is that a valid argument?

    And you reckon this provides a precedent for poor disadvantaged Muslims, btw, both 1st and 2nd generation, to riot against their chosen new home?

    No Ray, it is the fault of unfettered immigration of an alien ideology, Islam, into Judeo-Christian societies.

    Europe doesn’t owe muslims a living, it is up to them to create one. Instead they demand special privileges and riot if their demands aren’t met.

    Islam is incompatible with the Judeo-Christian tradition and has nothing to offer our more successful and productive nations.

    The proof is Britain, France, Sweden (Malmo) and Norway.

    I hope you’re right about Australia having a different experience.

    Unfortunately we’ve already seen the early stages of muslim protests against our free society. I don’t remember the Italians, the Greeks et al staging demonstrations against their new country.

    The writing is on the wall and we would be wise to heed it.

  22. Ray Dixon says:

    The lone mass killer quip was not central to my argument and obviously one madman does not reflect the culture of a whole country. However, the rest (and the guts) of my argument remains unrefuted by you. The only “absurd” thing here is your claim that there was “very little civil unrest” in Europe pre-muslim immigration. Your position is disproven. You are speaking highly biased bullshit, GD.

  23. GD says:

    Ray, I said:

    your analysis of European culture fails to note that until the insurgence of muslims into predominantly indigenous populations such as Norway, Sweden and France, there was very little civil unrest

    Perhaps I should have added ‘ of this kind’. All your examples were historical going back hundreds or thousands of years and therefore of no relevance to the current discussion.

    The Vikings? The French Revolution? What a load of codswallop.

    Ray, the ‘guts’ of your argument was that because Europe has had civil unrest in the past, it follows that the poor disadvantaged muslims are somehow under this ‘spell’ and are now emulating previous civil unrest.

    Instead, consider that Europe has made the massive mistake of opening the borders to large numbers of islamic immigrants who immediately are awarded welfare. They then fail to fit into the society they have intruded upon and begin demanding rights that the rest of the population see as detrimental to the traditional culture.

    Fortunately, Holland has seen the light and is now both voting against and re-considering their Islamic immigration policy. Unfortunately, the damage has already been done in Holland, France, Norway, Sweden and Britain.

    The poisonous ideology that is Islam has gained a foot-hold.

    It is to be hoped that Australia doesn’t follow in this self-sacrificial path.



  24. Ray Dixon says:

    You are splitting straws now, GD. The examples I gave of French civil unrest are indeed ‘of this kind’. Like the 1968 riots, which I mentioned. Those riots, which saw widespread carnage, don’t go back “hundreds or thousands” of years as you ludicrously claim. Nor do the 2005 riots, which I also referred to and which you would probably cite as a muslim riot when in fact it wasn’t. I’m not going to go and get you a chronology of French civil unrest but you would find that the type of rioting you are referring to is indeed a way of life over there. No reason why muslim French would behave any differently. Besides, you haven’t exactly cited much in the way of specific examples yourself. I don’t call your biased ‘jihadwatch’ videos evidence, GD. They’re just a grab bag of sporadic incidents packaged together to make a case.

    Yes, the “guts” of my analysis is that European culture and history is riddled with civil unrest spanning back thousands of years. Somehow you draw a distinction between that and the type of civil unrest post muslim immigration but, if you look at it without prejudice or passion, there is basically no distinction between civil unrest in Europe today and civil unrest in Europe in the past.

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