Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Sex Pistols praise Allah

Get booed.

I wonder what waving your "arms in mock Muslim prayer" looks like. Just like I wonder how long Johnny Rotten would last under an Islamic regime. (h/t Religion of Peace)

In a bizarre and misjudged gaff midway through their Sunday night set, the ageing rocker asked the crowd: “So who thinks America should still be in Iraq?” The question was met by boos and jeers, prompting Rotten to wave his arms in mock Muslim prayer chanting, “Praise Allah, Praise Allah” repeatedly.

The main stage crowd were initially taken aback by the mystifying gesture, before boos began echoing around the crowd. Realising his mistake, Rotten then changed his chanting to "Praise Serbia, Praise Serbia" before quickly launching into another song.