Friday, April 18, 2008

Indian Soap Operas Leave Muslims Hot and Bothered...

Indian soap operas with their tales of family drama and trysts among the rich and beautiful have transfixed Afghans brought up on turgid state broadcasts and under a Taliban ban on television.

But not everyone is a fan.

Conservative Muslim clerics and some politicians are outraged by the soap operas aired hour-after-hour by more than a dozen private television stations that have sprung up since the Taliban were ousted in 2001.

Branding the programs immoral and against Islamic culture, the critics have launched a campaign to press the private channels to pull the plug on the soaps.

At Friday prayers at Kabul's largest mosque, Enayatullah Balegh, an influential cleric and university teacher, told reporters he and his followers were adamant.

"We are 6,000 people in this mosque, our intention ... is to go and blow up all the TV antennas if they do not stop it," Balegh said in front of his congregation.

"God is greatest, we are ready," the congregation chanted in response.

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  1. Dhivehi Christian6:28 AM

    See, these followers of Mohamed are utter barbarians, following a savage cult and its psychopathic founder! The moment they dislike something, they are prepared to blow up TV antennae in order to force their will and curb freedom.

    They also know that their cult is false, and if shown an alternative, Mahomet's zombies would quit the cult. Why else would they censor out scenes of Hindu worship? The answer is simple- given half a chance these people would rather worship a Hindu deity rather than Mohodhey and his Allah.

  2. I agree with Dhivehi Christian.

    More proof of barbarism

  3. Anonymous2:09 PM

    Speaking of barbarism

    ~with a pinch of humor