Is this one insulting to Islam too?
“Whoever thinks of insulting Islam or Muslims will suffer the same fate.” This is a silly story, but it packs a punch nevertheless — when Western authorities start talking seriously about banning what Muslims claim to be insults to Islam, they probably don’t have pop songs or a thousand other things in mind that they’re ultimately going to have to give up in order to please their new masters.
Or else they could say, “Grow up. We all have to put up with insults now and again.”
But I won’t be holding my breath for that.
“Muslim extremists hijack radio station’s website ‘because they hate Cliff Richard,'” from the Daily Mail, January 8 (thanks to all who sent this in):
The shocked owner of a radio station whose website has been hijacked by Muslim extremists believes it was targeted because they played a song by Cliff Richard.
Hackers removed the station’s home page and replaced it with haunting images and a message said to be on behalf of Ahmed Al-Qahtani – a suspect in the 9/11 attacks.
Radio Basingstoke owner and DJ Astrid Haigh-Smith was horrified to find her website pictured a spooky pair of green eyes above a woman on an altar.
The message, which was written in green on a black background, called on God to bless Muslim fighters, or Moujahidines, and warned the West not to insult Islam.
But Ms Haigh-Smith, 53, says she will not allow the fanatics to intimidate her and insists she will not change the station’s playlist.
The station, whose website had 140,000 hits last month, expressed their support for British troops over Christmas and played Cliff Richard’s version of Hallelujah.
The ageing popstar is famous for being a Christian and the Leonard Cohen song was Christmas number one for X-Factor winner Alexandra Burke.
Ms Haigh-Smith said: “˜When I realised what had happened, I was quite frightened and the hairs on the back of my neck stood up.
“˜I couldn’t understand why we had been targeted.
“˜I just thought maybe it was because we had commented that we hoped our troops would be safe over Christmas.
“˜We”ve also played the Cliff Richard version of Hallelujah, but we would never dream of running down any religions.
“˜I”m not going to change what songs we play. If we start doing things like that then the terrorists will have won.”
The site was compromised on Monday morning and again on Wednesday.
The hijacker used the name “˜Soldier of Allah” and “˜M03sl3m H4ck3rs” – or Muslim Hackers written with numbers.
The message warned: “˜Whoever thinks of insulting Islam or Muslims will suffer the same fate.
“˜We are the nightmare of western websites in the cyber war.”…
Bring it on.