Friday, February 24, 2006

More selective outrage by the Muslim World

I'd just like to add on to something from Sandmonkey's post on the latest cultural "controversy" in the Mid-East.

The long and short of it is that a Muslim Pop Diva: "Deeyah" (pictured above) released a new Music video which outlined the struggle for women's rights throughout the Middle East (with a cameo appearance by our very own Irshad Manji), it was denounced for its raunchy (and "anti-Muslim") jest. Needless to say she's facing death threats, boycott, fatwas know how it works.

Now before I go on, let's remember the lesson from the Danish Cartoons brouhaha in where we learned that common sense, decency and objectivity is not exactly the strongpoint of that part of the world.
But most important of all: The Hypocrisy of their logic knows no bounds.

Well this case its no different.

Some Westerners might be shocked (or pleasantly surprised) to know that some Arabic and Middle Eastern music videos have no shortage of raunchy material and sex appeal. Its an ongoing phenomenon since the 80's. In fact some music videos by some Arab divas might even be considered too extreme for MTV or MuchMusic. (If your really that intrigued by this, register for free at this website and see some of the videos for yourself). Yet, they nowhere near create the same kind of reaction.

Now the question is, Why are the fundamentalists up-in arms over Deeyah's content, while giving weak denunciations for other Arab and Muslim Divas?

Answer: There is no political content in the videos of the other artists. Deeyah on the other hand brings up their injustice front and center.

But another question arises from all this, and I'll quote a line from Deeyah's video:

If you that religious and not with trendy clothes, then what you doin even watchin videos?"

Why are THEY watching these videos? I mean Videos like this only appear on specialized music channels where this type of content come on every other minute.

Well...I'll just let you use your imagination for that one.


At Friday, 24 February, 2006, Blogger Louise said...

Well, that's not exactly the "No to Terrorism" logo I was thinking about, but it will do. ;-)

May she be safe.

At Friday, 24 February, 2006, Anonymous primvs pilvs said...

Where are all those loudmouthed feminazi's who are supposed to be for womens rights? Why are'nt they out protesting islams doctrine & treatment against women everyday?

At Saturday, 25 February, 2006, Blogger Jarrett said...

I once read on a LGF thread a very simple solution to all this, which I offer without further comment:

"What we need is a Berlin Airlift-style airdrop of cheap bourbon and 1970s-era Hustler mags all over the repressed Muslim world."

At Tuesday, 28 February, 2006, Blogger Winston said...

I saw it and it wasnt bad

At Friday, 03 March, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe you shouldn't try to refute "lefty myths", but explore your own beliefs to see whether or not they are myths too. It can't be as black and white as "left, bad" and "right, good". Can it?

At Thursday, 15 July, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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