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Feb 04 2013

The day the music died

Did you hear about Pragash Band, an all girls rock band from Kashmir, which has had to stop singing after receiving a string of death and rape threats as well as a fatwa against them by the Grand Mufti for being “un-Islamic”, “immoral” and “for spreading obscenity”…

 

Just in case you haven’t quite understood the severity of the matter, the teenagers have had the gall to sing in public.

The Mufti has also called on women to veil and said that the reason sexual assaults are on the rise is because women are performing in public!?

Anyone who has ever lived under such Islamic rule knows it well. You’re not allowed to listen to music, sing in public, dance…

The day medieval Muftis and Islamists decide is the day the music dies.

Regardless, a large number of people, including the Chief minister, have come out in support of the girls.

As must we.

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  1. 1
    Janet

    So sad to see this spread to Kashmir. I know that banning music, as the Taliban did in Afghanistan, isn’t in the same league as stoning people to death or throwing acid in women’s faces. But a world without music or song encapsulates the life-hating insanity of extreme islamism.

  2. 2
    davidhart

    Sounds like we’ve got another one whose love for divinity has metastasized into contempt for humanity.

  3. 3
    Comtessa de Metoncula

    We cannot let these lunatics who actually belong in the Asylums, terrorize a population! We should start a
    World wide petition to boycott Kashmir until those terrible situations end and people are allowed to be free the way they were born! Stop the INSANITY..Those mullahs are spychopaths!

  4. 4
    Comtessa de Metoncula

    Religion is just another very strong drug..You lose all concept of reality!

  5. 5
    nanda

    Mai majboor hu ye sochane par ki kya ladaki hona gunah hai?sharm aani chahiye unhe jo aise fatwe jari karne walo ko

  6. 6
    homonym

    Cases like this really make me think that religion wants to have a monopoly on bringing joy to life. Music and art and poetry all provide happiness and inspiration in people’s lives. Religions seek to take over that function, and cases like these show that when given the opportunity, they will stop at nothing to eliminate the competition. Where they can’t compete, they will intimidate. Art has to be destroyed because it inspires people, and only religion is allowed to do that. Music must be silenced for the same reason, and poetry needs to be banned because nervous clerics are afraid that someone might be better with words than their prophet. This is how they can say “only our religion can make people happy,” because they burned everything else.

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