In keeping with a theme here on Vlad I post this article on Taliban threats against Pakistan buses which play music or show movies. I feel its crucial that people especially on the left and or in the artistic community understand with whom they are allied. Orthodox Islam does not tolerate arts or artistic expression, one of the things the left holds sacred as should we all. I believe (the facts are posted here on another article on Vladtepesblog) that playing music is in the top 10 of ‘haram’ or forbidden things according to Mohamed.
In Iran, it was the unwitting left and artistic community that assisted the theocratic Islamic regime to depose the Shaw and install the obscene Islamic regime they have now. Remember, Persians where a very enlightened people. They where secular for the most part and liberal. The left and artists felt that post Shaw Iran would be a more free and liberal place much as Canadians feel if the NDP replaced the conservatives and as Americans feel with Obama over Bush. The difference is, the Ayatollah created a living hell hole for Iranians and Obama won’t make any difference at all.
If anyone reading this has friends who are artists and seem to be sympathetic to the cause of Islamification of the west I would ask that you send this link to them as well as any of the others on Vladtepesblog which are in the category of ‘War on the arts’. Wherever Islam gains any authority, artistic expression is not just crushed, those who produce art are butchered.
In Iran, this was over one hundred thousand people.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan – Bus drivers in northwest Pakistan have begun removing audio and video equipment from their vehicles after threatened suicide attacks against those who played music or movies for their passengers, an industry official said Tuesday.
Transport workers in Mardan town received letters this week from militants saying that buses offering such entertainment were guilty of spreading “vulgarity and obscenity,” Walid Mir, general secretary of the town’s transport union, told The Associated Press.
The militants said they would check the buses and that suicide attacks would be carried out against vehicles that still had audio and video equipment — prompting union members to act quickly, Mir said.
Theletter complained that traveling in buses that provide audiovisual entertainment was a “source of mental agony for pious people,” according to a text obtained by AP.
“It is obligatory on us to stop such violations. We request you to remove the vulgar systems … otherwiseare ready,” the letter said.
Mardan lies in the Northwest Frontier Province just outside Pakistan’s volatile tribal belt where extremists among the Taliban, al-Qaida and local groups are waging a violent campaign against authorities in a bid to impose their strict interpretation of Islam.
Elsewhere in northwest Pakistan, extremists have targeted girls’ schools, police posts and other symbols of authority.
In Afghanistan, the Taliban regime that was forced from power in late 2001 banned art, secular music and television, vandalized the national museum and destroyed artwork or statues deemed idolatrous or anti-Muslim.
Local police said they had no knowledge of the threat.
“Certainly, we can look into it if we receive a complaint,” Mardan police chief Syed Akhtar Ali Shah said.
Mir said the transport companies had no plans to make a report.
“We did not report it to police because it is a matter of human lives. What can the police can do? It involves the lives of hundreds of passengers, and we do not want to put them in danger,” Mir said.
Associated Press reporters Asif Shahzad and Christopher Bodeen contributed to this report from Islamabad.