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    Malaysian rapper detained for 'insulting Islam': report




    A popular Malaysian rapper and film director has been Namewee, over a music video which allegedly disrespects Islam, the national news agency said.
    Namewee, whose real name is Wee Meng Chee, was arrested at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport where he was returning from overseas, the Bernama agency said late Sunday.
    The word "Allah" and sounds of the Islamic call to prayer were said to be used in the four-minute Mandarin music video, titled "Oh My God."
    The video featured footage of Namewee and other singers, dressed in outfits representing various cultures and religions, performing inside a mosque and a church as well as at Hindu, Buddhist, and Taoist temples.
    Malaysia generally practises a moderate brand of Islam. But religious tensions have simmered in recent years, with Muslim moderates and followers of other religions expressing concern at a steady rise of conservative Islamic attitudes.
    Earlier this year, cinema posters and a billboard advertisement for a Hong Kong blockbuster film were modified to erase a half-man, half-pig character. Pork and its by-products are forbidden under the religion.
    In July, several groups filed police reports claiming Namewee's music video had insulted Islam.
    In response, he posted a YouTube video explaining that he had no intention of insulting any religion and that the song was written to "promote harmony."
    The original music video is no longer available online but an edited version without footage of the mosque scenes was uploaded on Youtube over the weekend.
    Namewee, who is also popular in Taiwan, is no stranger to controversy and has ruffled political and religious feathers on several occasions over the years.
    He first hit the headlines in 2007 when he posted a video that featured him rapping to Malaysia's national anthem using allegedly seditious lyrics.
    In the introduction to the video, which shows a Malaysian flag in the background, Namewee dedicated the song to "all Malaysians, especially the government."

    https://sg.news.yahoo.com/malaysian-...051056553.html

    Hello ,any Muslim member is this forum?
    Do you think this song insulting Islam?
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    Malaysian rapper detained for 'insulting Islam': report




    A popular Malaysian rapper and film director has been Namewee, over a music video which allegedly disrespects Islam, the national news agency said.
    Namewee, whose real name is Wee Meng Chee, was arrested at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport where he was returning from overseas, the Bernama agency said late Sunday.
    The word "Allah" and sounds of the Islamic call to prayer were said to be used in the four-minute Mandarin music video, titled "Oh My God."
    The video featured footage of Namewee and other singers, dressed in outfits representing various cultures and religions, performing inside a mosque and a church as well as at Hindu, Buddhist, and Taoist temples.
    Malaysia generally practises a moderate brand of Islam. But religious tensions have simmered in recent years, with Muslim moderates and followers of other religions expressing concern at a steady rise of conservative Islamic attitudes.
    Earlier this year, cinema posters and a billboard advertisement for a Hong Kong blockbuster film were modified to erase a half-man, half-pig character. Pork and its by-products are forbidden under the religion.
    In July, several groups filed police reports claiming Namewee's music video had insulted Islam.
    In response, he posted a YouTube video explaining that he had no intention of insulting any religion and that the song was written to "promote harmony."
    The original music video is no longer available online but an edited version without footage of the mosque scenes was uploaded on Youtube over the weekend.
    Namewee, who is also popular in Taiwan, is no stranger to controversy and has ruffled political and religious feathers on several occasions over the years.
    He first hit the headlines in 2007 when he posted a video that featured him rapping to Malaysia's national anthem using allegedly seditious lyrics.
    In the introduction to the video, which shows a Malaysian flag in the background, Namewee dedicated the song to "all Malaysians, especially the government."

    https://sg.news.yahoo.com/malaysian-...051056553.html

    Hello ,any Muslim member is this forum?
    Do you think this song insulting Islam?

    Do I think it's in horrible taste? Yes. Do I think it insults Islam? Debatable, but leaning towards yes, only because he chose a mujahideen fighter to represent the religion while the other religions had more enlightened representatives (such as a Taoist priest and a Buddhist abbot. I do wish he just used a priest for Christianity, though). Do I think that he should be arrested for it? Not at all - I think all it does is garner him sympathy and encourage him (and his fans) to continue thinking of Islam as the enemy. Were he left alone with newspapers expressing their disappointment and anger at his video, they might have got more support from the secular community. I hope commonsense prevails and he is let off after his statement is taken.

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