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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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To: rickmichaels

Is this the same crowd who loudly protested that the cross in urine was offensive ???

do I really need the /s ???


21 posted on 02/25/2014 5:26:16 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: rickmichaels

You’ll have to get in line. There are many men who would if only they had the chance.


22 posted on 02/25/2014 5:30:22 PM PST by rfreedom4u (Your feelings don't trump my free speech!)
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To: rickmichaels

Isn’t it against their “religion” to see a woman dress and dance like that? Also, they’re supposed to be Egyptians, not mooselimbs....


23 posted on 02/25/2014 5:32:05 PM PST by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: rickmichaels

She should get a gun for protection so she doesn’t get her head chopped off. Oh wait, she’s against guns. Perhaps her boyfriend John Mayer can protect her. He seems tough.


24 posted on 02/25/2014 5:45:34 PM PST by americas.best.days... ( I think we can now say that they are behind us.)
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To: rickmichaels

Could only watch a bit. When the “wrapper” said, “eat your heart like Jeffrey Dammer”, that was enough.
That crap is such a bunch of non connected idiotic musical stanzas that it is retarded in its insignificance.
Just makes one want to puke after wasting 2:17 of my life....
To quote Michele the First Lady (gag) “holla”.


25 posted on 02/25/2014 5:48:51 PM PST by 9422WMR (: " Tolerance is the virtue of a man who has no convictions".)
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To: rickmichaels

...and yet liberals call Christians intolerant.


26 posted on 02/25/2014 5:50:01 PM PST by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: rickmichaels

Well, islam offends me. Eveything about islam offends me.


27 posted on 02/25/2014 6:00:36 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
... 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.
Or maybe she cut open a piece of fruit and revealed the sign of the Cross inside? Or perhaps she keeps alcohol in her house? [blank] the [bleep]ing [blank]ing morons who follow that medieval mass-murdering pedophile! And this has nothing to do with the fact that Katy Perry sucks anyway. Thanks rickmichaels.
28 posted on 02/25/2014 6:14:00 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: rickmichaels

+1 Katy Perry for pissing off muslims


29 posted on 02/25/2014 6:14:00 PM PST by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: Mastador1

LOL!


30 posted on 02/25/2014 6:14:35 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: peeps36

LOL!


31 posted on 02/25/2014 6:15:19 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Boogieman

LOL!


32 posted on 02/25/2014 6:15:33 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: rickmichaels
so that is the one thing singled out for condemnation?
33 posted on 02/25/2014 6:19:29 PM PST by Homer1
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To: rickmichaels

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....

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Mocking a moon god is not really blasphemy.

But, on second thought, perhaps you muzzies should declare a fatwa against this Perry creature and all of her celebtard associates.


34 posted on 02/25/2014 6:41:08 PM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: Bigg Red

From the religion that would kill every one who does not convert, just amazing.


35 posted on 02/25/2014 6:55:52 PM PST by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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To: rickmichaels

Not particularly a Katy Perry fan, but if she makes the muzzies whine the I’m LOL and she’s OK in my book.


36 posted on 02/25/2014 7:16:48 PM PST by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

They must not have been good examples of Christians themselves to have their daughter turn so nasty.


37 posted on 02/25/2014 7:21:57 PM PST by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: Boogieman

“Allah” is the word Arabic-speaking Christians use for “God.”


38 posted on 02/25/2014 7:22:47 PM PST by Tax-chick (I've forgotten most of those languages, but I remember the joke.)
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To: rickmichaels

Not a Katy Perry fan. However, I did click on the link and watched the entire video. First of all, I was proud to add to the over 32 million viewers because of the stupidity of the Muslims complaining so of course I needed to see what the fuss was. As predicted, it was nothing. I had heard the song before and thought it was catchy. At first I thought the video was very creative and thought she is really good at producing a great video….however, by the end I was like how long is this video 20 minutes? Seriously it was only over 3 minutes. I was bored by the end but suffered through it to give it another set of eyes for the total.


39 posted on 02/25/2014 7:35:24 PM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

Reagans, Cheneys and many other know all about that.


40 posted on 02/25/2014 7:36:44 PM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: peeps36

Gosh since you posted the video only had 500,000 views? Now the video has over 32 million views. Perry is the winner in this big time.


41 posted on 02/25/2014 7:38:36 PM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Tax-chick

Still doesn’t make it the name of God.


42 posted on 02/25/2014 7:40:29 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: rickmichaels

Okay. So the Freeper world’s collective mind is blown by this.

Tell me. Is she:

-A Godless heathen who perpetuates leftist social ideology.

OR

-A victim of rampant Political Correctness and Islamization.

Clock is ticking.

(Freeper minds are blowing right now.)


43 posted on 02/25/2014 8:05:17 PM PST by FAA
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To: hoagy62
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.

Yeah, I just watched it. I'm sure I'm not the demographic it is intended for. I still thought it was funny - the spicy food and no water, the low-rider bouncing chariot, the fuzzy dice... Plus, if it offends Muslims, all the better. They have got to learn to not be so {expletive} stiff-necked about every imagined slight.

44 posted on 02/25/2014 8:08:05 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Boogieman

You’re right. It’s a referent for God, just like “God” is.


45 posted on 02/26/2014 2:45:40 AM PST by Tax-chick (I've forgotten most of those languages, but I remember the joke.)
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To: Alas Babylon!
The Ancient Egyptians weren't Muslims. The believed multiple gods.
They should just go away.
46 posted on 02/26/2014 4:18:26 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: rickmichaels
Next on the hit list....The Bangles “walk like a Egyptian
47 posted on 02/26/2014 6:11:37 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: Busko

From the religion that would kill every one who does not convert, just amazing.

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I guess that at one time I would have been amazed, but now I just see it as how these subhumans roll.


48 posted on 02/26/2014 6:53:50 AM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: rickmichaels

She should have had Mary Steyn being beheaded in the video.

These same people would have been fine with that.


49 posted on 02/26/2014 10:28:56 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: rickmichaels
Members of the Muslim community have criticized the video, calling it blasphemous and demanding for it be removed from YouTube.com.

Dear Muslim community,

F*** off.
Love,

Laz

50 posted on 02/26/2014 10:32:36 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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