If this doesn't make you smile

you must be a Muslim…

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That’s awful … and hilarious … omg :laughing:

That’s hilarious. I sure hope whoever did it covered their tracks and manages not to brag about it. I imagine they take things like that pretty seriously in Turkey and have some draconian punishments.

A shotgun approach which would have also have reached non Muslims and children.

Because I do not hate, fear or even dislike Muslim as a group, I don’t find the prank at all funny. In fact I think it’s cowardly.,

“ Article 216 of the penal code outlaws insulting religious belief with section 3 of the article stating:

“Any person who openly disrespects the religious belief of a group is punished with imprisonment from six months to one year if such act causes potential risk for public peace.”

Well - I hope the trouble makers remain anonymous.
Sex is natural - don’t see the issue… :hugs: PERHAPS the fellow that sets it up accidentally tied in his “internet” :woman_shrugging:t2:

As for kids - GOOD
As for non-Muslims - I believe they have sex too!

As does the sounding for “prayers”. Lol :laughing:

Makes a person sorta stand out as different, eh? Not exactly private.

Yeah, maybe I didn’t think that out, but I still I don’t want the culprit caught. That the punishment, based on muslim morals, often doesn’t fit the crime makes that religion particularly scary. I sincerely dislike the way most religions, and muslims in particular, treat women. Though I don’t suppose the porn industry is known for its good treatment of women either. Generally speaking I agree with the Mae West statement, “Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.” Though, of course, that doesn’t apply to children and porn :slight_smile:

My only thought in this regard was it was sound :ear: NOT sight :eyes:

“Mommy, that sounds like you and daddy wrestling!” :women_wrestling:

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I didn’t see it as just about sex. It’s mainly a breech of privacy for me.

So too is the Muslim call to prayer if one is non Muslim. Here a complaint to local council can get such amplified noise banned. Just as a complaint to police can get a noisy party shut down.

As for disrespecting a religion; el fucking stiffo. ,.They can get as offended as they want.

BUT, that was in Turkey. Although considered a relatively secular country, they still have some strict laws about Islam blasphemy etc. If the culprit is arrested, I suspect he will have the crap beaten out of him by police. Then he would probably be sent to prison, perhaps for a couple of years. A pretty foolhardy thing to do in a country such as Turkey…

Turkey ain’t as progressive as they like to claim. EG it is a criminal offence to publicly claim the Armenian genocide happened. Only thing I’ve always wanted to see in Turkey is the Hagia Sophia


Can’t find a wiki entry for the Armenian Genocide. Best I could do refers to a documentary.

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Waaaattttt - for disrespecting their choice of invisible friend?


I’m thinking this may open up discussions as to “privacy” issues.

If it’s good enough to keep it private in the bedroom - perhaps their religion is good enough to keep to themselves.

Public displays of both is inappropriate.

Only in America?

Saw in the Huffpost this morning.

A Michigan man has successfully sued his parents for destroying his porn collection. Value was $25,000. Bloke asked for damages and got $75,000.

I suspect he may not be having Xmas lunch with his parents this year.


I doubt complaints about the noisy calls to prayer would get too far in Turkey. A loud speaker outside my apartment relentlessly and loudly intoning calls to prayer five times a day would be as welcome as church bells ringing in my ears that often and would no doubt have me considering a bit of vandalism.

A Michigan man has successfully sued his parents for destroying his HIS collection. Value was $25,000. Bloke asked for damages and got $75,000.

It was his.

Yeah. Fathers of my generation considered their children their property, and that they had a god given right to interfere or voice loud disapproval for as long as they lived.

Kind of thing my mother did. As an adult, I once had a large, valuable solid silver locket. It had a fairly demonic looking angel engraved on the front. Mum decided it was evil and destroyed it.

I think I’ve mentioned that each of my parents was a devout Irish Catholic. In my experience, Irish Catholics tend to be especially superstitious.

@boomer47 I agree it is not funny.

Why be offensive to what are mainly victims of this religion, who may be incorrect in their beliefs, but do not need such crap?

I do not attack the people who follow such beliefs, but the beliefs themselves.

In 2011, the European Court of Human Rights decided that “the scope of the terms under Article 301 of the Criminal Code, as interpreted by the judiciary, is too wide and vague and thus the provision constitutes a continuing threat to the exercise of the right to freedom of expression” and "that Article 301 of the Criminal Code does not meet the “quality of law”

Again the use of “disrespect”.

Your idea of disrespect is subjective- as is a nation of believers. Why offend? Freedom of speech. Disrespecting the religion can and does include disbelief.

As mentioned above - they don’t mind “disrespecting” others (waking them up, public pressure to recognize prayer) …

Perhaps this person could have found “another way” … :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: but I highly doubt anyone would “understand” the offensive nature of their showy display of “worship”. Now perhaps, a relatively harmless “tit for tat”.

Besides, those that would like to see more progressive secular application of human rights, might get a chuckle from one of gods gifts for procreation, a most holy bonding.

Kids have a natural tendency to laugh at anything remotely prurient, even though they’re too young to understand it. Personally I think replacing the pious call to sycophantic prayer with something totally irreverent was genius, but then I have always got occasionally into trouble for my sense of humour.

As my late dad used to say to Mam, "What the hell is wrong with the boy now? Honestly he’d laugh if the cat’s arse was on fire. "

Of course that got a rebuke from my mother, and made me helpless I laughed so hard.

I think people need to develop a sense of humour about religion, and understand you can’t demand respect for beliefs.

Any non Muslims who were offended by a porn sound track really need to get a life, but they’re entitled to sulk if they want. :laughing:

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In Turkey?

I’d have gone with an anonymous prank myself.

Now you’re getting into the xmas spirit.:grin::sunglasses:

It took some balls, but not as much as phoning the police to complain would have, now that would be foolhardy. :thinking:

I thought it was funny as hell. Other than a mild disturbance of peace and a possible trespass, very minor and common pranks here in the USA, I see no real issue with it. I wonder if it would be called a “Hate Crime in America these days?” Religions are not exempt from ridicule. As for people worried about kids, those not old enough to understand, will not understand and those who do understand will have something to talk about at school. Funny as hell! And so much more funny because it was done in Turkey.

umm, no

I wrote

Perhaps I’m humourless when it comes to practical jokes, having been the butt of many while I was working. (at work) At the time and since I’ve seen practical jokes as a cowardly form of aggression.

. We stopped the secret santa at work because people were being given cruel gifts. EG a large girl was given a bag of flour.

Having said that, I enjoy wit. However, I reserve the right to reject any behaviour I see as aggressive or cruel.