First she was proclaimed too sexy, and that, among other things, jumping and shouting on stage were “banned” under sharia. Then, in an effort to not appear “closed-minded” or “childish,” the Malysian government reversed the decision and allowed the show to go on. But since when did governmental decisions interest the devotees of sharia? Of course, it’s their right to protest. The question is will these “protests” transform into mini-jihads? Considering that the goal of the protests is not to display displeasure, but rather “prevent it [concert] from taking place,” suggests something of the sort.
“Muslim youths ordered to protest Avril Lavigne Malaysia show,” from NME News, August 28:
Muslim youths in Malaysia will be ordered by the conservative Islamic party to protest outside an Avril Lavigne concert scheduled for this Friday (August 29).
Lavigne was recently given the go-ahead to perform in Kuala Lumpur, despite protests that her performance might be too racy for Malaysian youths.
Even with permission from the government to stage the concert, conservative muslims in the country are planning to protest outside the gig. They feel the performance will be an insult to their religion, as Ramadan starts just days later.
Nasrudin Hassan of the Pan Malaysian Islamic Party PAS announced the planned protest today, saying: “A concert of this nature is not conducive to teach the younger generation to become good citizens, upright and competitive, but instead would weaken them morally and mentally.
All well and good thus far.
“If the concert organisers do not heed this warning to cancel the concert, PAS youth will order all muslim youth to turn up and protest the concert in order to prevent it from taking place.”
And here we get that special “brand” of Islamist “protests” — complete with orders, warnings, and threats of violence. Just as when nearby MILF initiates massive violence only to lay the blame on the Philippine government for not giving in to their demands.