Music, corrupts the minds of our youth.
There is no difference between music and opium. Both create lethargy in
different ways. If you want your country to be independent, then ban music.
Music is treason to our nation and to our youth.
Islamic extremists oppose music. In Somalia for example,
militamen loyal to the Islamic court
cracked down on band music by raiding a wedding party in Mogadishu, confiscating
instruments and beating a woman. (Somali Islamist militiamen raid wedding
After the Taliban milita took over Afghanistan in September 1996 they issued an
edict that forbade music.
There are more moderate Muslims who don't
ban music. They use music to incite to murder. Here is an
example. The translated lyrics are:
Run over the two-month-old
baby That is how we get them For Al-Aqsa we will run over settlers Run over settlers Make the road become a trap God will help you The whole Arab nation calls you Bless you Akari Ibrahim Run over Run over
This song was created after car terror
attacks claimed the lives of five Israelis, including
Chaya Zissel Braun, several others were seriously
Not all Muslims are crazy extremists who persecute women. Malala Yousafzai a girl who survived being shot by the Taliban had a very good
Muslim father who she describes in her book I am Malala. In her book
I am Malala she
describes how the extremist Taliban took over the Swat valley where she lived. Muslim extremists believe
music is sinful and the Taliban killed a dancer who
lived in her town. Malala wrote:
They killed Shabana on a bitterly cold night in January 2009. She
lived in Banr Bazaar, a narrow street in our town of Mingora which is famous
for its dancers and musicians. Shabana's father said a group of men
had knocked at her door and asked her to dance for the. She went to
put on her dancing clothes, and when she returned to dance for them, they
they pulled out their guns and threatened to slit her throat. This
happened after the 9 p.m. curfew and people heard her screaming, "I promise
I'll stop! I promise I won't sing and dance again. Leave me, for God's
sake! I am a woman, a Muslim. Don't kill me!" Then shots
rang out and her bullet-ridden body was dragged to Green Chowk. So
many bodies had been left there that people started calling it the Bloody
We heard about Shabana's death in the next morning.
On Mullah FM, Fazlullah said she deserved to die for her immoral character
and any other girls found performing in Banr Bazaar would be killed one by
one. We used to be proud of our music an art in Swat, but now most of
the dancers fled to Lahore or to Dubai. Musicians took out ads in the
papers saying they had stopped playing and pledging to live pious lives to
appease the Taliban.
Ghazala Javed a singer from the Swat valley where Malala lived
Ghazala Javed, was a singer from Pakistan’s
Swat valley who kept singing despite the Taliban's ban on music and murder of
musicians in the region. She and her father were
gunned down by two unidentified gunmen on motorcycles. It's not clear
if she was murdered by the Taliban or her husband. Her murder may have
been arranged by her husband who was angry because she had asked him for a
divorce after finding out that he had more than one wife.
The Associated Press reported on
2/4/2007 that a
Saudi Arabian judge sentenced 20 foreigners to
receive lashes and spend several months in
prison after convicting them of attending a
party where alcohol was served and men and women
danced, a newspaper reported Sunday. The
defendants were among 433 foreigners, including
some 240 women, arrested by the kingdom's
religious police for attending the party in
Jiddah, the state-guided newspaper Okaz said.
Judge Saud al-Boushi
sentenced the 20 to prison terms of three to
four months and ordered them to receive an
unspecified number of lashes, the newspaper
said. They have the right to appeal, it added.
music, dancing, drinking and smoking. When
the French started bombing with planes the
insurgents warned that anyone who showed
happiness or joy because of the French
intervention would be attacked in their homes.
CBC News, January 27,
musicians have fled the country and are in
refugee camps in bordering Burkino Faso...the conflict has robbed most of
them of their livelihood, as they can no longer
play at weddings and festivals. Ibrahima Diabaté, a Malian musician now living
in Montreal, says he’s afraid his homeland’s
vibrant musical culture is being destroyed....
Gao is a town in Mali. In her op-ed article in the New York Times on
January 24th, Karima Bennoune, a professor of international law at
the University of California, Davis, and the author of the
forthcoming book “Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: Untold Stories
From the Fight Against Muslim Fundamentalism,” wrote:
Since the jihadist takeover, Gao’s economy has come to a
standstill. Every Thursday, there are theocratic show trials in
Arabic, a language many residents do not speak. The
fundamentalists focus on teaching the predominantly Muslim
population of Gao ‘how to be Muslim.’ Like Al Shabab in Somalia
and the Taliban in Afghanistan, they have a morality brigade
that patrols the city, checking who is not wearing a sufficient
veil and whose telephone sins with a musical ringtone. Speaking
to a woman in public is an offense; this ban has caused such
terror that some men flee in fear if they simply see a woman on
beheaded 17 civilians, including two women,
in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province in
August 2012, the nation's Interior Ministry
According to reports, people had reportedly
gathered for a celebration and were playing
music and dancing. Insurgents, who did not
approve of the event, beheaded those involved.
Helmand provincial government spokesman Daoud
Ahmadi said the attack occurred in the Musa Qala
district. It was not clear whether the victims
had been shot prior to the beheadings, he said.
"The Ministry of Interior Affairs of Afghanistan
condemns this inhumane and cowardly act of the
enemies of peace and stability and expresses its
sincere condolences to the families of the
victims," the ministry said in a statement,
according to CNN.
Not all Muslims are against Music. Music
is a useful propaganda tool to incite hatred.
Here is an