Shut up and sing

So the Grammys were hyper political.  Who didn’t see that coming.

Busta Rhymes and Katy Perry decided to go off the rails about Trump’s “muslim ban.” 

Just a touch of history for these people:

In 1982, the band The Clash released a song called Rock the Casbah.

It’s sort of catchy as a song, but listen to the lyrics.

The song is a protest song about the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran in which the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini banned Western Music – pretty much everything that wasn’t the call to prayer.

In the words of the Ayatollah:

“Allah did not create man so that he could have fun. The aim of creation was for mankind to be put to the test through hardship and prayer. An Islamic regime must be serious in every field. There are no jokes in Islam. There is no humor in Islam. There is no fun in Islam. There can be no fun and joy in whatever is serious. …” (Political thought and legacy of Khomeini, Wikipedia, 20 November 2010)

Iran is one of the nations on Trump’s “ban.”

So…

One of the top musical performances as the Grammys was in objection to a temporary travel ban from a nation that is the world’s leading sponsor of terror, which banned western music, and would force Katy Perry to cover up or be flogged.

Seems legit to me…

3 Replies to “Shut up and sing”

  1. With all the LGBTQ folks in that industry, there’s also the little issue that being LGBTQ in Iran can be legally punished by death, and in one of the more cruel ways — slow suffocation by being raised by crane.

  2. These liberals no not what they are doing. Shameful. Wait till you are oppressed you fools. I will not defend your free rights again as I did before being in the military. I am reaching the end of my journey on this earth. You though will be left behind and I pray you wake up and turn your ship around and save yourselves.

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