The Hierarchy of Holiness

Yes, it’s still the holy-month-of-Ramadan™.  Seems to go on forever, doesn’t it?

And while it’s very okay to massacre gays, stone adulterers, kidnap Christians, crucify fast violators, flog smokers, and honor-kill your sister during this holy time, one thing your observant Muslim will NOT put up with is listening to music. That is, other people listening to music.

An angry mob attacked fans at a Radiohead listening party in Istanbul, Turkey, apparently because they were listening to music during the holy month of Ramadan.

. . . . the unidentified attackers enter[ed] the store shouting “close it, close it down” aggressively as attendees were listening to Radiohead’s newly launched album “A Moon Shaped Pool.” . . . .

“Are you not ashamed doing this in Ramadan?” ask[ed] one of the attackers.

Voices [were] heard from the street saying “I’ll kill you” and “I will burn you alive inside.”

Informed of the events, members of the band Radiohead released a statment, saying

“Our hearts go out to those attacked tonight at Velvet IndieGround in Istanbul. We hope that someday we will be able to look back on such acts of violent intolerance as things of the ancient past. For now, we can only offer our fans in Istanbul our love and support.”

 

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