Censorship & offense.

So once again it appears Islam has managed to force someone into submitting to its will and censoring their work. A song by the name of “MTBD” has been censored because it apparently contained a verse from the Quran.

Sadly this isn’t even the first time this year it has happened. Katy Perry’s music video for her song “Dark Horse” was altered last month because of global Muslim outrage after someone noticed one of the men in the video, who is turned into sand, was wearing a necklace bearing the name “Allah” in Arabic.

I make no apologies as I state, with no hesitation, that it is utterly and completely moronic to censor any form of artistic work simply because people are offended. Everyone has the right to free speech and free expression, this right does not magically disappear because you’re offended by something. That’s not how this works.

Allowing censorship to occur because someone is offended by something could quite easily lead to more censorship. It may sound like a “slippery slope fallacy” but it isn’t. To censor something because it’s perceived as offensive to Muslims cab set a precedent that can be used if something is perceived as offensive to Christians or Hindus or any other religious group. After all if we’ll censor something for Islam, why not censor other things because they are offensive to other religions. Or any other group for that matter.

And incase anyone feels the need to scream “islamaphobia” let me make something very clear: I don’t oppose the censorship of “MTBD” or “Dark Horse” because it was done for Islam, I oppose it simply because I oppose censorship. Simply because you feel offended by something doesn’t make it wrong or give you the right to have it censored. Just about anything can be perceived as offensive if you want it to be. The world is a mean place, at some point you will be offended but you’re going to have to get used to it.

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