The Religion of the Notoriously Thin-Skinned strikes again. There Is No Fun In Islam* Update: “Malaysian Islamic party urges Ramadan ban on concert,” from AFP, August 24 (thanks to James):
KUALA LUMPUR “” Malaysia’s conservative Islamic party on Monday called for Danish band Michael Learns to Rock to be banned from performing next month, saying it was an insult to Muslims during Ramadan.
Note to AFP: “conservatives” don’t generally call for the banning of music concerts or consider them insults, whenever they may happen to be held.
The Pan-Malaysian Islamic party (PAS) has campaigned against several foreign performers, and in 2007 threatened protests which forced US singer Beyonce to scrap a planned concert in Malaysia.
“We are opposing this concert because holding it does not respect Muslims as it is the fasting month of Ramadan, a time for holiness and cleanliness,” PAS youth wing chief Nasrudin Hassan Tantawi told AFP.
“It is an insult to Islam for the government to allow such a concert to take place and we urge all groups to follow our lead in demanding the concert be banned,” he said.
The “Michael Learns to Rock — Eternity Tour 2009” is set to take place at the Genting Highlands resort north of the capital Kuala Lumpur on September 5, according to promoter Star Planet’s website.
A spokesman for the company was not immediately available for comment.
Nasrudin said his party would consider “taking action” if the government did not stop the performance but did not specify what form that would take….
No worries. Probably he has in mind just a bit of Interior Spiritual Struggle.
* The Ayatollah Khomeini said that. He must have been some kind of an Islamophobe.