Muslims charge Katy Perry with blasphemy against Islam

Muslims are offended by Katy Perry’s latest music video “Dark Horse,” claiming the video promotes blasphemy and is insulting to Islam.

Muslims are upset because at one point in the video a man wearing a pendant with the word ‘Allah’ written in Arabic is zapped by Perry, and disintegrates. In the light hearted pop video Perry plays a campy Egyptian queen who rejects suitors by zapping them with lightning and turning them into sand.

For some Muslims, the silly pop video is deeply offensive to their fragile religious sensibilities. A petition at change.org  demanding YouTube remove the video has already received over 48,000 signatures.

The petition hopes to win major support to show “that people from different walks of life, different religions and from different parts of the world, agree that the video promotes blasphemy, using the name of God in an irrelevant and distasteful manner would be considered inappropriate by any religion.”

Although the number of signatures on the petition continues to grow, they are dwarfed by the video’s YouTube numbers. So far “Dark Horse,” which was posted to YouTube on Thursday, has received more than 31 million views.

The attempt to censor any artistic expression is always a morally dubious activity. The fact that Muslims would attempt to censor Perry’s video is a ridiculous and juvenile response to what is quite frankly a harmless pop video. To think these imbeciles believe their imaginary god would take offence to a Katy Perry video of all things staggers the imagination. It would be a shame if YouTube caved to pressure coming from some silly religious extremists, and removed the video.

Dark Horse is Perry’s third single off her new album “Prism” and is currently sitting at number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 list.

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3 Responses to Muslims charge Katy Perry with blasphemy against Islam

  1. We all get offended every day. Why does Islam need to be particularly privileged when offence is concerned? They should take their lumps like the rest of us.

  2. All gods deserve to be respected, not just Allah. The Egyptian Gods that Katty is giving attention to in this video (in a delightfully campy way 😀 ) deserve to have their day in the limelight and not be silenced by the ignorant hate of the religiously intolerant radicals that insist their god is the only one who deserves respect. Keep the video up!

  3. Where were the muslims when Vanilla Ice was making music? Muslim’s take offence at anything that is not Islamic in nature or respectful of it. This makes them bigots. Yep, I said that. The KKK was offended by black people drinking out of public water fountains… imagine that. Now, if Perry when to their local mosque and peformed the video without permission they might have a point. What they have at this moment is self produced evidence that they’re delusional idiots.

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