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Sat Jun 18, 2016, 12:07 AM

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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Reply Radiohead Listening Party in Istanbul Attacked by Islamists (Original post)
Jesus Malverde Jun 2016 OP
mr_liberal Jun 2016 #1
Glorfindel Jun 2016 #3
MisterFred Jun 2016 #4
greyl Jun 2016 #2
ButterflyBlood Jun 2016 #5
NutmegYankee Jun 2016 #6
NobodyHere Jun 2016 #7
Jesus Malverde Jun 2016 #8

Response to Jesus Malverde (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2016, 03:08 AM

1. The Religion of Peace.

 

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Response to mr_liberal (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 18, 2016, 09:17 AM

3. Precisely. It seems to be OK to commit violence during the "holy month of Ramadan"

but not to drink alcohol.

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Response to mr_liberal (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 18, 2016, 10:30 AM

4. Like all religions.

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.

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Response to Jesus Malverde (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2016, 03:29 AM

2. Radiohead fans attacked in Istanbul

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Response to Jesus Malverde (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2016, 10:40 AM

5. Wow and this is in a pretty secular cosmopolitan city too

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

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Response to Jesus Malverde (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2016, 11:48 AM

6. It all goes back to the inability of some religious adherents

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.

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Response to Jesus Malverde (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2016, 11:54 AM

7. Radiohead does tend to incite rage

 

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Response to NobodyHere (Reply #7)

Sat Jun 18, 2016, 12:59 PM

8. Lol

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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