Although they put the lefty luvvies and literati in a flutter, to anyone familiar with the global onslaught of Islam these demands are no surprise, and are in fact inevitable once Muslims have established themselves in sufficient numbers in Dar al Harb (the lands of the infidels).
Mohammad was a miserable old pervert, and probably tone-deaf, and didn't appreciate music. He cursed musicians and ordered his followers to ban music. Since Mohammad is the Perfect Man and role model for all Muslims for all time, they have no choice but to obey.
To pious Muslims, not only is music forbidden, but so is representational art, which is why they destroyed the Buddhas of Bamiyan.
Of course music still exists in many Islamic countries, but like the statues of the Buddhas it is regarded as Jahiliyya - corrupt vestiges of pre-Islamic civilisations which must be eliminated.
Dance, music, theatre and the visual arts are 'kuffar Jahiliyya' - aspects of contemporary non-Muslim culture that must also be eliminated in their lands of origin, once the Muslims become strong enough. If a work of art has iconic value to the kuffars (infidels) then that is all the more reason to destroy it, in order to humiliate the kuffars and their culture. Humiliation of the infidels is a very important feature of Islam
Although the British government has not yet banned music, dance and drama from all schools, it has taken its first steps along the descending path into dhimmitude by allowing Muslim parents to remove their children from these lessons 'in the interests of community cohesion'.
Islamic attacks on music and musicians
Pakistan: Taliban Threatens Singers And Actors With Death
Nazia Iqbal, a singer from Peshawar who is known as much for her beauty as her popular melodies, retired this week from singing and joined the Tablighi, a conservative religious preaching group.
She was just one of a group of singers to make the enforced transformation.
Wagma, another Pashtu-language woman singer, said that she had also received death threats and joined the group of preachers...
Pakistan: Singer murdered in honor killing
PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- Ayman Udas, a rising female vocalist in Peshawar, the capital of Pakistan's Northwest Frontier Province, was shot at her home, allegedly by her own brothers.
Her death has rattled the city's jittery artistic community, as local musicians and dancers in Peshawar -- a city renowned for its vibrant artistic life -- face increasing pressure as the region falls under greater Taliban influence...
Iran bans music in private schools
Iran has barred private schools from teaching music, saying it clashes with the establishment’s Islamic values, following a push to enforce moral standards that may lead to a national dress code for university students.
“The use of musical instruments is against the principles of our value system,” Ali Bagherzadeh, head of the private- schools office in the Education Ministry, said in a phone interview from Tehran today. Iran’s 16,000 private schools have 1.1 million students, the Islamic Republic News Agency said...
"Fundamentalist elements" suspected in torching of music school in Jenin
Where did they learn that, the Taliban? No. Muhammad said: "Allah Mighty and Majestic sent me as a guidance and mercy to believers and commanded me to do away with musical instruments, flutes, strings, crucifixes, and the affair of the pre-Islamic period of ignorance." Umdat al-Salik (Reliance of the Traveler) r40.1.
A Jenin music center operated by the Ramallah-based al-Kamanjati organization was set on fire Monday night. The center's directors said that they did not know who was behind the arson.
The center, which ordinarily provides various music lessons for some 80 children, will be forced to shut down due to the severe damage to the structure and the musical instruments...
Music is Haram
The overwhelming majority of scholars consider music to be Haram, based on the following verse:
"And of mankind is he who purchases idle talks (i.e. music, singing, etc.) to mislead (men) from the Path of Allah without knowledge, and takes it (the Path of Allah, the Verses of the Quran) by way of mockery. For such there will be a humiliating torment (in the Hell-Fire)". (Surah Luqman 31:6)
Abdullah Ibn Mas’ood used to swear that the meaning of idle talk was singing. This view was held by Ibn Abbas (RA) and other Sahabah as well. Ibn Mas’ood used to say that music is to the hypocrisy as water is to a plant. The scholars are agreed that when singing is accompanied with music, then the prohibition is even stronger.
The other major proof is the Hadith reported by Al-Bukhari with a partial isnad (mu’allaq):
"From among my followers there will be some people who will consider illegal sexual intercourse, the wearing of silk, the drinking of alcohol, and the use of musical instruments as lawful. Allah will destroy them during the night...and will change the rest of them to monkeys and pigs and they will remain so until the Day of Resurrection".
This Hadith was narrated with a connected chain of narrators by other scholars of Hadith such as Al-Ismaili, Abu Dhar, Abu Nuaim, and Al-Tabarani. It is authentic.
Singing and the playing of the daff (a large tambourine like instrument) is permitted on special occasions like the Eids and marriage.
Information From Fath Al-Bari vol. 10 (The Book of Drinks, Ch. 6)
The Noble Quran The Islamic Ruling on Singing and Music
Winds of Islamism make Pakistani artists shiver
Farhan Khan, a drummer in a band, is taking a break from performing. This move was prompted by his mother, who worries that her son might become a target for the Islamic extremists gradually asserting their power in this city.
In recent months, as theaters have been bombed, art festivals interrupted, and musicians targeted, Mr. Khan has learned firsthand about the rising level of hostility toward his profession...
Taliban beat musicians, shaved their heads and left them tied to trees overnight because they performed at a wedding
They believe music is un-Islamic. Why? Hadith Qudsi 19:5: "The Prophet said that Allah commanded him to destroy all the musical instruments, idols, crosses and all the trappings of ignorance."...
Evidence that Music is Haram
... Many Muslims today render music as permissible. This is due to their ignorance or outright defiance of the religion. We ask Allah that we are among those who listen to the speech and follow the best of what it contains. These are the ones whom Allah has guided and granted them the bounty of sanity and comprehending minds.
Music is corrupting the Muslims Ummaah a powerful weapon that Iblees the cursed one is using as one his many methods to keep us away from the remembrance of Allah and try to lead everybody to Hell with him!!!!
Taliban shave men's heads for listening to music
For years many people have pointed out that most music is contrary to traditional Islamic law. For this they have been called "Islamophobic." The Taliban must be Islamophobic as well.
Here is a glimpse into the West's future if it continues to accommodate Sharia: "Taliban shave men for listening to music," from Agence France-Presse, April 26 (thanks to JE):
TALIBAN militants in northwest Buner district shaved the heads and moustaches of four Pakistani men as punishment for listening to music, one of the men said.
Islamic attacks on infidels' monuments, heritage, culture and works of art.
Taliban destroy ancient Buddhist art in Pakistan.
Cultural genocide is a consequence of jihadist warfare, as the supremacist impulse to impose Islamic law cannot tolerate any competition, especially from the non-Islamic past, or time of jahiliyyah. Ensuring submission requires extinguishing a populace's attachment to -- or curiosity about -- its prior existence, unless it can be subsumed in a narrative leading inevitably to Islam...
Statue attack fuels fears of an Islamist Egypt
A religiously motivated attack on statues at a museum in Cairo has sparked outcry in Egypt and fuelled fears that the country is veering towards an Islamic state.
The attack on three artworks, by a black-clad and veiled woman screaming, "Infidels, infidels!" followed a fatwa issued by the Grand Mufti of Cairo, Ali Gomaa, which banned all decorative statues of living beings...
Azerbaijan 'flattened' sacred Armenian site
The Azeris deny that they have destroyed the site. But everyone is just going to have to take their word for it; no one can go look for himself.
To destroy the site, of course, would be in keeping with the Islamic concept of jahiliyya, pre-Islamic ignorance. This site has no value: it is not Islamic.
Fears that Azerbaijan has systematically destroyed hundreds of 500-year-old Christian artefacts have exploded into a diplomatic row, after Euro MPs were barred from inspecting an ancient Armenian burial site....
'British' Muslims threaten to destroy historic boar statue
FOR more than 100 years it stood proudly as the centrepiece of England's oldest public park before being decapitated during a Second World War air raid.
Now a row has broken out after plans to replace Derby's historic Florentine Boar statue were abandoned for fear of offending Muslims, whose religion considers pigs to be 'unclean'.
A replica of the statue, a crouching wild boar, was intended as the jewel in the crown of a Pounds 5 million National Lottery- funded restoration of the city's Arboretum Park.
But councillors have called for the proposal to be scrapped amid sinister warnings that the statue would be vandalised or stolen.
The Florentine Boar statue stood from 1840 until 1942 when it was beheaded by a German bomb. But it was last week branded 'offensive' during a meeting of Derby Council's minority ethnic communities advisory committee.
Councillor Suman Gupta, a Labour representative for Derby's Derwent ward, told the meeting: 'If the statue is put back in the Arboretum, I have been told it will not be there the next day, or at least it won't be in the same condition...
'Turk' destroys statues of Christ
The suspect came to the Netherlands from Turkey 11 years ago and worked in Amsterdam at a research institute. He was arrested in Venray on April 8 when he again went for a statue of Christ. He failed to appear yesterday.
To the police he had admitted to all the charges and said that he had 'acted by orders of God in order to warn people." He had already been sentenced in the past for similar crimes....
Moslems Firebomb English Church During Islam Awareness Week
In the recent UK observances of Islamic Awareness Week, the church burnings that are normal Moslem behaviour in Nigeria, Pakistan, Indonesia and elsewhere, came home to Great Britain. Islamic gangs hurled anti-white racist insults at an Anglican vicar in a parish church in Bradford, setting alight an automobile parked in front of it, and then attacked the church with the aim of burning it down...
Cultural vandalism is and intrinsic part of Islam.
The whole artistic heritage of the West is potentially -- more than potentially -- is really at risk. Who wants to talk about Muslims and art (the lack thereof)? Who wants to discuss, openly, what will happen to the statues, the pictures, the churches, the cathedrals, the everything of Europe, as Muslim numbers swell, and the non-Muslims are intimidated, and so fearful that all they can think of doing is hushing up those who, like Geert Wilders, refuse to be intimidated themselves?
Go to any great world museum. Look at the Western riches. Look at the Asian art. Look at the pre-Columbian art of the Americas. Look at the rooms full of pre-Islamic artifacts from Egypt. Look at the African masks. Look at what was produced in Polynesia. Look, look, look. And then look at the pitiful room or two of so-called "Islamic art" which consists, usually, of some ceramics with what is Arabic calligraphy. But if you recognize the motifs, or can read the writing, you can sometimes detect the fact that the stuff was produced in lands where Muslims ruled, but from the Christian or Jewish imagery, not necessarily by Muslims. Aside from Qur'anic calligraphy and mosque architecture (the building itself based on the Byzantine squinch), what is there in the way of Islamic art? This is not to dismiss what there is, but compared to what non-Islamic societies produce, it is undeniably paltry. And this should not be surprising to anyone, keeping in mind the vast destruction of art and monuments that has taken place wherever Islam has gone....
New Mosque will obliterate Ezekiel's Tomb
The Iraqi government plans to convert the Tomb of the Prophet Ezekiel, one of the most sacred sites for Christians and Jews, into a massive new mosque.
What’s more, the Iraqis intend to erase all Jewish markings from the tomb so that no indication of its historic significance will remain for future generations...
Porcelain pigs offend Muslims
LEICESTER -- Police here in central England seized a collection of porcelain pigs from a house's window sill after Muslims complained that they were offensive.
"I just couldn't believe it, I didn't know whether to laugh or cry," Mrs Nancy Bennett, the owner of the 17 miniature pigs, told the Sun tabloid newspaper.
The porcelain figures were held at the local police station, while Mrs Bennett was threatened with prosecution if she replaces the collection. Her house is located in the same street as the city's main mosque, meaning that Muslim worshippers often passed by her front window where the pig figurines were on display.
"Muslims find pigs highly offensive," explained police officer David Griffiths. "That is why the complaints were made".
Islamic attempts to purge Jahiliyya from the school syllabus
Destruction of Iranian culture
The ancient struggle between Iranianism and Islamism (Arab culture and philosophy) can best be seen by the recent national uprising of Iranian people versus an Arabized regime in Tehran.
There is no better evidence regarding the Islamic Republic's cultural genocide of Iran than its own textbooks...
Three Little Pigs 'too offensive'
A story based on the Three Little Pigs fairy tale has been turned down by a government agency's awards panel as the subject matter could offend Muslims.
The digital book, re-telling the classic story, was rejected by judges who warned that "the use of pigs raises cultural issues".
Canada: Newly arrived Muslim families demand exemption from music and mixed-gender physical ed classes
In other words: "Hi! Thanks for having us. Here are our demands." The response should be a brief language lesson -- free of charge -- consisting of the meaning of one word: No. And since it's Canada, they can learn about the French word, too: Non.
"Muslims want children excused from music, mixed phys-ed classes," by Nick Martin for the Winnipeg Free Press, February 5 (thanks to Najis Kafir):
WINNIPEG -- A dozen Muslim families who recently arrived in Canada have told Winnipeg's Louis Riel School Division that they want their children excused from compulsory elementary school music and coed physical education programs for religious and cultural reasons.
"This is one of our realities in Manitoba now, as a result of immigration," said superintendent Terry Borys. "We were faced with some families who were really adamant about this. Music was not part of the cultural reality."
It's not just "not part of the cultural reality." The hostility to music and musical instruments within Islam is rooted in the fact that, according to authoritative Islamic sources, Muhammad detested music as intensely as he hated crucifixes: "Allah Mighty and Majestic sent me as a guidance and mercy to believers and commanded me to do away with musical instruments, flutes, strings, crucifixes, and the affair of the pre-Islamic period of ignorance."
And "On the Day of Resurrection, Allah will pour molten lead into the ears of whoever sits listening to a songstress."
You only had to worry about the bogeyman under the bed when you were a kid. How about the creator of the universe waiting to pour molten lead in your ears?
JIHADISTS WANT OUR KIDS - DEAD OR ALIVE!!!
... there is an insidious program to destroy our children's cultural heritage , with attempts to abolish festivals loved by generations of kuffar children and put Islamic events in their place.
Islamic Infiltration and Subversion of Western Education
A long list of Muslim attempts to brainwash our kids.