Wednesday, August 26, 2009

No Muslims at Malaysia Black Eyed Peas Concert

Not only have the Malaysian authorities been cracking down on beer drinkers and Christians. They have now banned all Muslims from attending a Black Eyed Peas concert. Yep, this is more proof that "moderate" Islam is coming to save the day.

No Muslims at Malaysia Black Eyed Peas concert

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Muslims in Malaysia have been barred from attending a concert by U.S. hip hop band the Black Eyed Peas sponsored by Guinness which is owned by the world's biggest spirits group Diageo.

The move comes after a Malaysian Islamic court sentenced a 32-year Muslim woman to be caned after she was caught drinking beer in a hotel and at a time when an opposition Islamic party has moved against beer sales.

The concert, part of celebrations of Guinness 250th birthday, asks on its website ( "Are you a non-Muslim aged 18 years and above?" and if the response is no, access is not allowed>.

Muslims account for 55 percent of the 27 million people in this Southeast Asian country and are barred from consuming alcohol although the rules are regularly flouted, especially in big cities like the capital, Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysia's Guinness Anchor which sells Guinness and other brands here had sales of 1.2 billion Malaysian ringgit (210 million pounds) in 2008.

Even without alcohol, foreign bands are subject to scrutiny. Earlier this week, the Pan Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) said it wanted Danish band Michael Learns to Rock banned from performing as it would cause immorality.

Since 2007, PAS, the country's second largest political group measured by party membership, has campaigned against performances by the likes of Beyonce, Rihanna, Gwen Stefani and Avril Lavigne.

(Reporting by David Chance; editing by Sanjeev Miglani)

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Melayu Bukan Islam said...

There is no such thing as moderate Islam in the Shariah laws. The purpose of Islam is to establish the Shariah laws and Islam state. There will be no freedom of expression for non-Muslims, not tolerance for questioning Shariah laws, no tolerance for inter-faith marriages, no tolerance for Muslim apostates, not tolerance for anyone who insults Islam. You do not insult Islam. You insult Malays who insult Islam by their bad behaviour e.g. rape, corruption, cheat, incest, kill, alcohol, adultery, witchcraft, etc.