Music: it’s an “un-Islamic business.”
Sharia Alert: “Pakistan: ‘Taliban’ Give Ultimatum to CD Sellers to Wind Up Their Businesses,” from AKI, :
Islamabad, 3 April (AKI/DAWN) – A group known as the Khadim-i-Islam Taliban in Pakistan have given an ultimatum to CD and audio and video cassette sellers in the Pakistani capital Islamabad to close down their business within a month otherwise they would be left with no alternative but to do it by force. In a letter distributed to CD and cassette sellers in Aabpara Market, Super Market and Jinnah Super Market in the capital, they suggested to the shopkeepers to quit this “un-Islamic business” and switch over to another. The group claims that the CDs and casettes carry material that is obscene and vulgar.
The letter said: “You must remember the doomsday when everybody will be worried about himself and all relatives will desert you.” They said Pakistan had been created in the name of Islam, and added that it was an irony that after the creation of Pakistan the people who came into power beat Europe in promoting obscenity and vulgarity.