An Odd Islamist Boy In The Big Apple!

“Obviously the date wasn’t the best date,” said senior Pakeza Sahbbir, who will be not attending. “You’re not suppose to listen to music during Ramadan, so that’s why it’s not really allowed.”

That’s from an ABC report about some high school in New York which has apparently been put under pressure for holding its students’ prom during Ramadhan. I hear there’s been an appeasement pledge from the authorities not to do so ever again.

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But it’s the sheer drivel from  the student quoted above that grabbed my attention.

  ‘Not supposed to listen to music?’ 

Who says?

Living here in the largest Muslim majority country in the world, it’s almost impossible NOT to listen to music during Ramadhan. If you channel surf, you’ll soon find tons of music, singing, dancing, capering about, all celebrating Ramadhan.

I just checked Kompas TV, ANTV and Indosiar, three popular channels, all ablare with good musical fun!

If you go shopping in the malls, the canned Islamic/Arabic music just goes on and on.

There no doubt are kill-joys around, all year long, like that cretinous cleric in Aceh…



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…just as I have met rude bigot women, maybe two or three in all my nearly twenty years here, who wrap a cloth around their sectarian hands before deigning to shake mine…

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….just like those obnoxious sectarian brats we reported in Europe last year.


But MOST Muslims here enjoy listening to music, during Ramadhan as well as before and after Ramadhan.

Indonesia has many problems, including a definite and regrettable drift towards Arabisation,

But thanks be, any benighted fanatic like New York’s primitive young Pakeza would find himself a very odd man out in Jakarta.