Posts tagged "punk rock"

Good Islam=Clergy, Bad Islam=Crystals

Amy Levin: A controversial religious tradition in Iran you wouldn’t expect to hear about is brewing in the news: occultism–or at least some relative version of it. The narrative arguably begins in medias res, when one of Ayatollah Ali Khameni’s aides accused allies of president Mahmoud Ahmedinejad of engaging in “occult practices.” The aide...

Dharma Punk

Ann Neumann: What do you get when you mix Buddhism and Punk Rock? Meditate and Destroy.

Black Metal Malaysia

A parlimentarian in Kuala Lampur today asked the government to investigate “Black Metal,” a so-called “anti-religion cult” practiced by some Malay Muslim teenagers — “confessed ‘satan’s children,’” in the words of the parlimentarian, who burn and step on the Qur’an and apparently commit other acts “more terrible than [any] during the Era of Ignorance.” From...

Scalping

There’s an echo of faith — violent, scary faith — in this AP report on a scalping in Idaho. A 26-year-old woman scalped a 16-year-old girl because the girl had allegedly been disrespectful to women. Both belonged to what AP identifies as a “punk clique.” Sounds like a secular sect to The Revealer. AP seems puzzled by this...