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Katy Perry Dark Horse video under fire by members of Muslim community
Toronto Sun ^ | Feb. 25, 2014 | WENN.com

Posted on 02/25/2014 4:44:26 PM PST by rickmichaels

Singer Katy Perry has upset members of the Muslim community by featuring "blasphemous" imagery in the music video for her new hit Dark Horse.

In the promo, the Roar hitmaker plays an Egyptian queen who has the power to zap her subjects with lightning and turn them into sand, and she has offended Muslims by killing one male subject, wearing a pendant reading God (Allah) in Arabic. The jewellery item is also zapped.

Members of the Muslim community have criticized the video, calling it blasphemous and demanding for it be removed from YouTube.com.

One of those offended by the imagery has launched a petition on Change.org, which reads, "This petition is lodged In (sic) regards to Katy Perry's music video Dark Horse... The video is considered as highly controversial to its viewers as a result of its portrayal of blasphemy.

"At 01:15 (minutes) into the video Dark Horse; a man is shown being burned, whilst wearing a pendant (also burned) forming the word Allah, which is the arabic (sic) word for God. 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.

"This is the reason for lodging the petition so that people from different walks of life, different religions and from different parts of the world, agree that the video promotes blasphemy (sic). Using the name of God in an irrelevant and distasteful manner would be considered inappropriate by any religion."


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; Religion; Science
KEYWORDS: katyperry; muslims; speech
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1 posted on 02/25/2014 4:44:26 PM PST by rickmichaels
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To: rickmichaels

Who in the world SEES, and watches out for, all that minuscule stuff?


2 posted on 02/25/2014 4:46:05 PM PST by madison10
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To: rickmichaels

Today a video, tomorrow all music. ;-)


3 posted on 02/25/2014 4:47:18 PM PST by doc1019
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To: rickmichaels
We're going to find out, sooner or later, if Abdul will pray, to a smoking crater.


4 posted on 02/25/2014 4:48:29 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: rickmichaels
The video... Dark Horse
5 posted on 02/25/2014 4:49:20 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: rickmichaels
Well I certainly see the point of the petition, I mean just look at all the time muslins(yeah I know) have stood along side Christians condemning the sacrilegious art demeaning Christ and the Virgin Mary.....never mind.
6 posted on 02/25/2014 4:51:46 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: TigersEye

Saw the video. Just weird, not offensive.

Ms. Perry may not do music I like, but you gotta admit the girl is hot. Has a set of legs on her that won’t quit.


7 posted on 02/25/2014 4:52:08 PM PST by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: hoagy62

Katy Perry and her ilk are just offensive period


8 posted on 02/25/2014 4:53:37 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: hoagy62

Yup. I’d slam her like a screen door in a hurricane.


9 posted on 02/25/2014 4:54:57 PM PST by rickmichaels
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To: rickmichaels

Oh no... not upset Muslims. Who has ever heard of such a thing?


10 posted on 02/25/2014 4:55:11 PM PST by AD from SpringBay (http://jonah2eight.blogspot.com/)
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To: hoagy62
She was raised Christian, but has turned a full 180 and now pisses all over what is right. Her parents went to one of her concerts and left in tears.

Imagine raising your daughter a Christian only to see her turn into a cheer-monger for the vile agendas of the left.

11 posted on 02/25/2014 5:00:37 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Pope Calvin the 1st, defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades)
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To: rickmichaels

OK, I just watched it. Muslim guys should NOT be passing out giant diamonds to female pharaohs or they get their just deserts, being changed to sand (Desert, get it?).

Can’t take the heat, then stay outa the kitchen.
-Harry S Truman


12 posted on 02/25/2014 5:00:58 PM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: hoagy62

Not enough of her legs in that video to make me watch it twice. Not even with the sound off. lol


13 posted on 02/25/2014 5:01:40 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: AD from SpringBay

Wonder if it will cause another uprising in some Moslem community in some far off land? Susan Rice around?


14 posted on 02/25/2014 5:01:56 PM PST by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: rickmichaels

“Using the name of God in an irrelevant and distasteful manner would be considered inappropriate by any religion.”

I agree. However, “Allah” is not the name of God, so it’s fair game.


15 posted on 02/25/2014 5:07:30 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: b4its2late
Obama and kerry better beef up security at our embassies in the middle east. If moslums will riot over a video with 500 views they will really go crazy over one with 500,000 views.
16 posted on 02/25/2014 5:11:19 PM PST by peeps36 (I'm Not A Racist, I Hate Douchebags of All Colors)
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17 posted on 02/25/2014 5:15:46 PM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: rickmichaels

Wow, I wonder if this is a veiled attack on Obama. How he is sending out tons of drones to kill innocent Muslims.


18 posted on 02/25/2014 5:15:53 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: rickmichaels
They can ban it in Muslim Countries and the rest of the perpetually outraged can just get over it by not watching.
19 posted on 02/25/2014 5:19:57 PM PST by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: rickmichaels
launched a petition on Change.org

Just curious. Has any petition launched on change.org ever actually changed anything?

If not, why is this even news?

20 posted on 02/25/2014 5:25:14 PM PST by Drew68
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