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Another Call for Religious Censorship Wins: Katy Perry’s Dark Horse Cut.

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Still from Katy Perry's Dark Horse video

London Dawah Movement responds to Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” video

The video for Katy Perry’s track Dark Horse has been edited following claims from some Muslims it was blasphemous.

More than 65,000 people signed a petition which stated the clip – featuring a pendant with the Arabic word for God on it being reduced to sand – was offensive.

The music video has not been cut, but the pendant has now been digitally “scrubbed” out of the scene.

Petition instigator Shazad Iqbal, said he was “thrilled” with the outcome.

“The name of Allah has been removed from the Dark Horse video – we couldn’t have done it without everyone’s support so I thank each and every one of you deeply, our voices have been heard,” he wrote on Change.org.

“I feel that the impact we have made and the total number of signatures obtained does convey just how worthy a cause this is, it is a significant step towards the right direction.”


Here is the Bigots’ original post.

London Dawah Movement responds to Katy Perry’s controversial song “Dark Horse” where the name of Allah (swt) in Arabic is burned.

Hat-Tip Howie’s Corner.

In the video, the pop queen is seen dressed up as an ancient Egyptian Queen of magic and there is a consistent theme and lyrical reference to magic in the song.

Muslims have expressed outraged that Allah’s name was used in the form of a pendant worn by one of the protagonists in the video that was “burned”.


A petition has been launched which demands YouTube to take the video down. It has reached over 28,000.

The petition statement reads:

This petition is lodged in regards to Katy Perry’s music video ‘Dark Horse’; hosted by KatyPerryVEVO, on YouTube. The video is considered as highly controversial to its viewers as a result of its portrayal of blasphemy.

At 01:15 into the video Dark Horse; a man is shown being burned, whilst wearing a pendant (also burned) forming the word ‘Allah’, which is the Arabic word for God.

Such goes to show, that blasphemy is clearly conveyed in the video, since Katy Perry (who appears to be representing an opposition of God) engulfs the believer and the word God in flames.

This is the reason for lodging the petition so that people from different walks of life, different religions and from different parts of the world, agree that the video promotes blasphemy, using the name of God in an irrelevant and distasteful manner would be considered inappropriate by any religion

We hope that the video itself depicting such images is removed. Such acts are not condoned nor tolerated, we hope YouTube will remove the video.”

London Dawah Movement explains how we should respond to this video in accordance to Islam.

More from the Bigots’ Blog.

Warning: listening to the loudmouthed bigot railing against Satan and all of his works may offend many people.


Written by Andrew Coates

February 27, 2014 at 5:36 pm

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  1. Did you see that in Syria the jehadist group ISIS is demanding jizaya payments from Christians in the town of Raqaa, which they now control. The Christians must pay 4 ozs of gold twice a year for ‘protection’. It is also mandatory when paying the jizaya for the receiving Muslim ‘taxing officer’ to stamp his foot on the back of the neck of the taxpayer. I am told, I don’t know if this is accurate, that this caused many a death among the taxed communities. Still, at least the jehadists are not Yank-lovers.

    Sue R

    February 27, 2014 at 8:21 pm

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