Sunday, March 16, 2008

Human Rights Commission participates in "music is haraam fest"

"I started singing, and I have been beaten up four times - badly beaten up! In the Taliban's period, no one could have access to music, and no one was allowed to sing – or even to listen to music. "

The video is a sad and scary story of a musician. And that is where the mullahs are trying to take the Maldives.


"All human rights are as important for musicians as they are for everyone else. However, two of these rights are of special relevance for musicians: the freedom of expression and the right to participate in cultural life.

Apart from being a means of expression, music is basically a cultural activity. Even though a song or melody may not express any particular attitude or opinion, the mere acces to play music therefore can be regarded as a human right in itself. This is stated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 27 about the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community.

For musicians, the right to participate in cultural life particularly implies:

• Freedom to perform and produce music

• Freedom to listen to and enjoy music made by others

• The right to protection of the interests resulting from one’s own musical production

• Freedom for ethnic minorities to play the music of their own culture"

It is outrageous that the Human Rights Commission of Maldives participated in the despicable and fascist event organised by a local Taliban NGO ( Jamiyyathu Salaf ), where they declared that music is haram. But I am not surprised. After reading their latest "report" which is nothing but a Islamic sermon my conclusion is the organization is a Islamist entity working to impose more Sharia Law under the guise of Human Rights. This recent action underlines my conviction.

With many thanks to FREEMUSE


  1. Anonymous7:35 AM

    I wasn't baffled at all. Once i heard of that mullah being recruited for human rights purposes, i knew where this will end. Fuck all those who oppose music.

  2. Anonymous9:12 AM

    sad lil mullahs. sex-starved and denied the pleasures of life by an imaginary vapour-man in the sky, these pathetic beardies want to drag us into their pit of misery too. lol. these guys remind me of the blue meanies or the wicked witch of the west. we need a dorothy or the beatles. someone to tie them up and make them watch strippers drinking and dancing to seductive music while feeding them roasted pork. the poor saps dont know what they are missing. sad lil fucks.

  3. Anonymous9:25 AM

    how about talking? would that be music too, with its inflections and changes in rhythm? what is music in their definition? but then we cant argue with them using logic. when they're fucked by faith in one end, they cant help but spew out shit from the other end. after all they have the tambourine as a weird exception, and you gotta admit they DO forbid women from talking. these guys must think of sex every milisecond. all they need is pussy. like frollo.

  4. Anonymous9:47 AM

    The man that hath no music in himself,
    Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds,
    Is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils;
    The motions of his spirit are dull as night
    And his affections dark as Erebus:
    Let no such man be trusted.
    -- The Merchant of Venice

  5. Nice..thanks for the Shakespeare ..
    These mullahs are dangerous and have no respect for humanity.