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    LOS ANGELES – An Islamic symbol has been removed from the online version of the Katy Perry music video for 'Dark Horse' after an online petition claimed it was offensive to the Muslim religion.

    “At 01.15 into the video a man is shown being burned, whilst wearing a pendant (also burned) forming the word ‘Allah’ which is the Arabic word for God,” wrote Shazad Iqbal in a Change.org petition calling for the video to be removed from YouTube. “Such goes to show, that blasphemy is clearly conveyed in the video, since Katy Perry (who appears to be representing an opposition of God) engulfs the believer and the word God in flames.”

    Over 60,000 people signed Iqbal’s petition, and apparently someone involved with the video listened. While the video has not been taken down, as the petition called for, the pendant Iqbal mentioned has now been erased.
    Man, these guys are going to be really pissed when they find out about this:




    Or worse yet, this:




    It's been ten years since that lonely day I left you
    In the morning rain, smoking gun in hand
    Ten lonely years but how my heart, it still remembers
    Pray for me, momma, I'm a gypsy now

  • #2
    From the days of political incorrectness.

    May we raise children who love the unloved things - the dandelion, the worm, the spiderlings.
    Children who sense the rose needs the thorn and run into rainswept days the same way they turn towards the sun...
    And when they're grown and someone has to speak for those who have no voice,
    may they draw upon that wilder bond, those days of tending tender things and be the one.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Michele View Post
      From the days of political incorrectness.
      Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.
      Last edited by Administrator; Thursday, February 27, 2014, 11:09 AM. Reason: Fix video link, but it's not working ... grrrr
      Colonel Vogel : What does the diary tell you that it doesn't tell us?

      Professor Henry Jones : It tells me, that goose-stepping morons like yourself should try *reading* books instead of *burning* them!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Billy Jingo View Post
        Yep. I guess this was also before they had bling teeth, too.
        May we raise children who love the unloved things - the dandelion, the worm, the spiderlings.
        Children who sense the rose needs the thorn and run into rainswept days the same way they turn towards the sun...
        And when they're grown and someone has to speak for those who have no voice,
        may they draw upon that wilder bond, those days of tending tender things and be the one.

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        • #5
          While the video has not been taken down, as the petition called for, the pendant Iqbal mentioned has now been erased.
          Awww... that was my favorite part...

          Pffft. Is this supposed to be some attack on free expression? I mean, one group finds something offensive and fills out a petition. The video people say, "Oh, we didn't mean to offend. Here, we'll just make this tiny adjustment, then." Isn't that how it's supposed to work?

          I know, I know. Some other completely separate group of Muslims blew some shit up, and another group of Muslims overran an embassy and tore down a flag, and some others rioted, and some others stabbed Van Gogh's great grand-nephew to death. But I don't think we're necessary compelled to be offended every time a Muslim asks for a concession.
          Enjoy.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Norm dePlume View Post
            Awww... that was my favorite part...

            Pffft. Is this supposed to be some attack on free expression? I mean, one group finds something offensive and fills out a petition. The video people say, "Oh, we didn't mean to offend. Here, we'll just make this tiny adjustment, then." Isn't that how it's supposed to work?

            I know, I know. Some other completely separate group of Muslims blew some shit up, and another group of Muslims overran an embassy and tore down a flag, and some others rioted, and some others stabbed Van Gogh's great grand-nephew to death. But I don't think we're necessary compelled to be offended every time a Muslim asks for a concession.
            You might want to go back and start the thread again from the top.
            It's been ten years since that lonely day I left you
            In the morning rain, smoking gun in hand
            Ten lonely years but how my heart, it still remembers
            Pray for me, momma, I'm a gypsy now

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Norm dePlume View Post
              Awww... that was my favorite part...


              Pffft. Is this supposed to be some attack on free expression? I mean, one group finds something offensive and fills out a petition. The video people say, "Oh, we didn't mean to offend. Here, we'll just make this tiny adjustment, then." Isn't that how it's supposed to work?


              I know, I know. Some other completely separate group of Muslims blew some shit up, and another group of Muslims overran an embassy and tore down a flag, and some others rioted, and some others stabbed Van Gogh's great grand-nephew to death. But I don't think we're necessary compelled to be offended every time a Muslim asks for a concession.
              To go off on an unrelated tangent, I am perplexed sometimes by the reaction of people when an organization or individual does exactly what its critics asks. The most recent example that stunned me was when that Dirty Jobs guy got so much flack for narrating a Wal Mart commercial where he was talking up their commitment to buy American to the tune of 250 billion in goods and services. There were no cheers or thank you's as you would expect. The Wal Mart critics just howled more.

              Weird.
              Colonel Vogel : What does the diary tell you that it doesn't tell us?

              Professor Henry Jones : It tells me, that goose-stepping morons like yourself should try *reading* books instead of *burning* them!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Billy Jingo View Post
                To go off on an unrelated tangent, I am perplexed sometimes by the reaction of people when an organization or individual does exactly what its critics asks. The most recent example that stunned me was when that Dirty Jobs guy got so much flack for narrating a Wal Mart commercial where he was talking up their commitment to buy American to the tune of 250 billion in goods and services. There were no cheers or thank you's as you would expect. The Wal Mart critics just howled more.

                Weird.
                Mike Rowe's facebook wall has been great fun to read for the last week or so. He has done a pretty good job of taking those people to task.
                It's been ten years since that lonely day I left you
                In the morning rain, smoking gun in hand
                Ten lonely years but how my heart, it still remembers
                Pray for me, momma, I'm a gypsy now

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Adam View Post
                  You might want to go back and start the thread again from the top.
                  I gave the wrong impression. I don't think people in this thread are overreacting. FOX News is a little hopped up, but I suppose for FOX News they're pretty calm.
                  Enjoy.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Billy Jingo View Post
                    To go off on an unrelated tangent, I am perplexed sometimes by the reaction of people when an organization or individual does exactly what its critics asks. The most recent example that stunned me was when that Dirty Jobs guy got so much flack for narrating a Wal Mart commercial where he was talking up their commitment to buy American to the tune of 250 billion in goods and services. There were no cheers or thank you's as you would expect. The Wal Mart critics just howled more.

                    Weird.
                    Yeah, it's a tribal thing.
                    Enjoy.

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