Music is forbidden in Islamic law, although this law is often ignored. Muslim hardliners don’t ignore it, and they don’t want you to, either. “Islamists Bomb Music Stores in Gaza,” from Middle East News Line, with thanks to Twostellas:
GAZA CITY [MENL] — An Al Qaida-aligned cell has declared war on music and the Internet in the Palestinian Authority.
The group, entitled “Swords of Islam,” has claimed responsibility for attacking stores that offer music and Internet. About a dozen such stores have been bombed in the Gaza Strip.
“The shops were attacked, because they occupy the minds of an entire generation of youth, who instead of spending their time in holy war and worship, serve the interests of the Jews and the Crusaders,” the group said in a statement on Nov. 29.
Palestinian sources said the stores were struck by rocket-propelled grenades fired by masked attackers. They said PA police did not make any arrests.