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Jesus Malverde

(10,274 posts)
Sat Jun 18, 2016, 12:07 AM Jun 2016

Radiohead Listening Party in Istanbul Attacked by Islamists

Source: Variety

A group of radical Islamists attacked a listening party in Istanbul where Radiohead was holding a listening party for fans in support of their new album.

The men reportedly stormed the record store, Velvet Indieground, in Istanbul, Turkey, and used pipes to violently beat fans running away from the venue for drinking alcohol during the holy month of Ramadan.

“Our hearts go out to those attacked tonight at Velvet IndieGround in Istanbul,” Radiohead said in a statement. “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.”

It’s unknown how many people were injured in the uproar or the severity of their injuries.


Read more: http://variety.com/2016/music/news/radiohead-listening-party-in-istanbul-attacked-by-islamists-1201798367/



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Radiohead Listening Party in Istanbul Attacked by Islamists (Original Post) Jesus Malverde Jun 2016 OP
The Religion of Peace. mr_liberal Jun 2016 #1
Precisely. It seems to be OK to commit violence during the "holy month of Ramadan" Glorfindel Jun 2016 #3
Like all religions. MisterFred Jun 2016 #4
Radiohead fans attacked in Istanbul greyl Jun 2016 #2
Wow and this is in a pretty secular cosmopolitan city too ButterflyBlood Jun 2016 #5
It all goes back to the inability of some religious adherents NutmegYankee Jun 2016 #6
Radiohead does tend to incite rage NobodyHere Jun 2016 #7
Lol Jesus Malverde Jun 2016 #8

Glorfindel

(9,808 posts)
3. Precisely. It seems to be OK to commit violence during the "holy month of Ramadan"
Sat Jun 18, 2016, 09:17 AM
Jun 2016

but not to drink alcohol.

MisterFred

(525 posts)
4. Like all religions.
Sat Jun 18, 2016, 10:30 AM
Jun 2016

There's not a single major religion on the planet that doesn't regularly inspire violent attacks from its followers.

*Edit: I'm defining major here as any religion with 20 million or more followers.

ButterflyBlood

(12,644 posts)
5. Wow and this is in a pretty secular cosmopolitan city too
Sat Jun 18, 2016, 10:40 AM
Jun 2016

It seems there's nowhere in the Muslim world free of these lunatics.

NutmegYankee

(16,259 posts)
6. It all goes back to the inability of some religious adherents
Sat Jun 18, 2016, 11:48 AM
Jun 2016

to understand that the rules of the faith only apply to them. It's your faith, YOUR RULES. I get to live my life by my faith, MY RULES. If you have dietary restrictions, they only apply to you - Others may eat what they want. etc.

Jesus Malverde

(10,274 posts)
8. Lol
Sat Jun 18, 2016, 12:59 PM
Jun 2016

I wouldn't disagree these weren't Islamic radicals most likely disgruntled rockers. Maybe even fans of right wing groups like AC/DC OR gulp Lars and Metallica.



Sarcasm tag for the humorless.

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