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March 06, 2006

German Rock Band Censored From Festival-Appearance For Fear Of Angering Muslims

Sex, drugs, & dhimmitude:

Berlin festival scheduled for Thursday, March 16, will shun the country's top rock band over a song lampooning God, a decision linked by the German press to the controversy triggered by the publication of cartoons mocking Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessing be upon him).

The "PBUH" is there because this is from IslamOnline.

RTL TV channel has refused to allow Oomph rock band to perform in the Echo song festival, a channel's spokesman was quoted as saying by the daily Netzeitung on Sunday, March 5.

He linked the decision to the controversial lead song in the band's new album, "Gott ist ein Popstar (God is a pop star).

Oomph has been topping the music charts in Germany for more than a year and a half.

RTL TV said broadcasting the song will be an "irresponsible act" in light of the current heated debate on the world arena regarding respect of religions.

Many German channels and radio stations have also rejected the controversial song.

Der Spiegel magazine linked this position to ongoing dialogue between the West and the Muslim world over the controversial Danish cartoons.

Another victory for the jihadis. Perhaps we should just save time and convert to Islam now.

Thanks to Boston Irish, who has further thoughts.


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