August 31, 2006

Have they no heart? No Soul?

From the Jawas:

Muslims Protest Freddy Mercury's Birthday

(Zanzibar, Tanzania) Muslims are outraged at the planned 60th birthday celebration for deceased rock star and Zanzibar native Freddy Mercury, born Farrokh Bulsara, because his sexual preferences and flamboyant lifestyle insulted Islam.

The full story is here. Here's the kicker line:

"Allowing such a function for a person known outside Zanzibar as a homosexual tarnishes the name of Zanzibar," he said in the letter, a copy of which was obtained by AFP. "Let us protect our good culture."
Ok, sure.  But can a culture without Queen ever really be good?

This is Killer....

Or how about some Flash?

Posted by caltechgirl at August 31, 2006 11:53 AM | TrackBack

Great, other than Freddy Mercury the only thing Zanzibar is known for is getting its ass kicked in 45 minutes by the Brits in 1896. And after that historical ass-whooping, the Brits made them pay for the ammo they used.

Posted by: the Pirate at August 31, 2006 02:51 PM

I like that movie. I've always been disturbed it hasn't garnered cult support. But then I've always been disturbed.
The movie's entire musical score is great.

Posted by: Sonar at September 1, 2006 09:44 PM