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Bahraini Metal Concert Organizers Affected by "Devil Worship" Claims

Tariq Khonji of Bahrain's Gulf Daily News is reporting that a Bahraini MP claims Bahrain has hundreds of devil worshippers — many of whom are followers of certain types of rock, such as heavy metal and death metal — and is calling on all segments of society to unite to combat what he described as a growing problem. MP Shaikh Mohammed Khalid says he has had secret meetings with two upper class Bahrainis who admitted to him that they worship the devil.

He says they spoke to him on the condition of anonymity and could not reveal who they were.

But he said they described to him "despicable" acts they performed together involving perverted sex, alcohol and heavy metal and death metal music.

The issue of devil worship has been a recurring one in the local Arabic Press.

Many organizers of rock concerts in Bahrain say their reputations as law-abiding citizens have been affected by this "hysteria."

Nineteen-year-old Bahraini Mohammed Ishaq was an organizer of one such event, which was labelled as a devil-worshipping gathering in an Arabic newspaper article.

He says such allegations do a lot of harm to innocent people.

"Rock music, including death and black metal, are just styles of music.

"People wearing black to these events is just a fashion statement and nothing more."

Bahraini Jassim Al Janahi, 21, has had similar allegations made about events he has been involved in.

"The things that have been claimed in the paper, including the kidnapping and killing of children, are not things that even devil worshippers do."

Al Janahi said that many critics fail to understand that even when metal bands sing about devil-related themes, they are not being serious.

"It's just for show and sometimes they mean it as a joke," he said.

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1. Joe Shmoe writes:

Well that's what they get for being backwards-ass muslims. Screw them and their retarded religion. Devils RULE!!!!

Oh and first post bi tches!

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2. Zontar The Munificent writes:

hail the Goat of Mendes!!! - blood & whores for Baphomet!!!

# May 19, 2006 @ 2:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. jnsguts writes:

those f***ers in charge over there think of america as the evil empire, so what they are actually doing is calling those kids devil-worshippers because they're wanting to be more like us, and rock out.........HIMMM!!!!

# May 19, 2006 @ 2:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. a writes:

HIMMM!!!!

# May 19, 2006 @ 9:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Devil my Dreams writes:

Posts 1 and 3 preach on! muslim are suckers and they are jealous of us Americans and our good fortune!!! F u c k them all!

# May 19, 2006 @ 9:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. The Most Pissed Of Man In Australia writes:

f***'n oath all those c***s should go shoot themselves in thier faces. They think that the western world is evil and the way we live is wrong and immoral but whats funny is weve been living our way for centuries now and no1 else has had a problem infact every1 seems to live the same these days..civilised countires anyways. f*** their wife burning traditions f*** their sh**ty food f*** their views on us..theres alot more of us than them so how can they think they are the true race or have the true religion every1 is equal in wanting to live thier own way so y should these c***s get to blow sh** up destroy peoples lives and say out culture is blasphamy were not the ones pouring petrol on our wives and kids just coz they took there tea towls off thier faces to get a better look at the world thier living in 2day...Just f*** up live your own way and dont f*** around with other societies.

# May 19, 2006 @ 11:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. neverhead writes:

first of all f**k all people who talks about muslim and religion!!hell man !! u dont have the metal spirit because music and metal rhavge no relation with religion and u retardes mix up all things!!i am a muslim and proud to be a muslim!! if someone dont understand the metal music(many muslims and christians)it doesnt mean that religion is forbidding or something else ,its just we(metalheads)think in a different approach!!!so GOD HAIL ALL RELIGIONS AND LET THE METAL FLOW INTO THE ETERNITY!!!

# May 20, 2006 @ 3:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. psythe writes:

I'm only half-confident I read neverhead's post right, but I'm going to agree with him/her. All the posts above are being extremely ignorant and basing their judgements off a stereotype. NOT ALL MUSLIMS HATE THE WEST!!! Ever wonder why people migrate, illegally? If they hate the west that much, there's always Europe. I'm not Muslim, but I live in a broad-minded, open, multi-cultural society, and am proud to say that I do not hate others simply for there nation of birth/residence or religion.

And the guy in the article's right, the press is taking the satanic elements of metal way too seriously (as usual). it's practically religious propaganda what they'r doing. The only people to blame here is the bloody press. It's ri-goddamn-diculous.

# May 20, 2006 @ 6:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Devil my Dreams writes:

To post 8, if your open-minded enough eventually your brains will fall out. Don't act all high and mighty cause you accept everything that comes your way. That's more of a follower mentality. But, whatever floats your boat. Who am I to judge? Maybe you like going with the flow, like every flow that blows.

There are only 2 kinds of muslims, those that blow people up and those that stand by and laugh. F U C K all muslims. The christians should have wiped you out during the crusades and the world would be a much better place.

# May 20, 2006 @ 10:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. jim writes:

i say it's a good thing that the metal fans are being called devil worshipers. think about it, through out history, the heretics of soicety have been labled, persecuted, jailed, revolted, fought for their rights, and won. sometimes the only way to fight injustice is to become "evil" and show the injustice for what it is. if you look from a detached view then you can see that we are watching a society evolve. just think of the muslims as early catholics. they just take a bit more time than the christians did to evolve.

# May 20, 2006 @ 12:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. purple haise writes:

your alll right. why should we listen to poeple half way around the globe and kiss a f***ing black rock every day. i say rock on and pay no atention to those haters.

# May 20, 2006 @ 2:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. purple haise writes:

and to post 8. you sound like the little preps i kick the sh** out of every day for the fun of it. i hate poeple like you and wont stop. if you look at almost every one around you, you'll find that they ARE all stareo types. if you would quit looking at you'r perfect family and friends then you would understand. f*** you and all your prepy friends

# May 20, 2006 @ 2:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. night_terror987 writes:

I'm going to say that article is f u ckin retarted! To tell you the truth way should we (metalheads) care what other people think? I don't care what people think, fuc k people. I don't really care what people say about my music, as long as they don't talk sh** about my music. Plus going to concerts is like going to church to see and hear the chaos! lol and the whole wearing black thing, well for me I like it when I don't look like everyone else I like to be different. Oh yea thanks to the metall world for these bands: slayer, darkane, decapitated, grave, unleased, destruction, kreator, exodus, opeth, Nasum, the Haunted, kataklysm, the Crown, Strapping Young Lad, Deicide, Dimmu Borgir, Behemoth, etc. Without metal I would most likely be in a asslym hitting the wall! lol Oh yea you guys are all stupid because you listening to these people haft way across the world. Who don't matter. Oh yea preps are retarted!

# May 20, 2006 @ 6:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. BLACKDOG writes:

Every place you find any type of single god oriented religion.You will find an adverserial type of religion/cult in most cases satanism.The problem that I have is this.We are talking about people who literally govern themselves according to what's in the Holy Book of there religion.In this case being Islam.21ss century no less.

Yes America's governing body started out the similarly(luckily enough someone decided to seperate Church & state.Which kept that sh** under control.)I'm not quite sure when or how the seperation came to pass.I do know that the conservatives are trying to change it back. SO MAKE SURE THOSE OF YOU WHO CAN VOTE DO !!!!!!

The point is here we are in the 21st century & people still look for the Devil in some of the most rediculous places.This does include music.Yes there have been people involved in METAL who also participate in the dark art's.(King Diamond,Merciful Fate not to mention some of the stuff currently comeing out of northern Eurpoe these day's for example).HOWEVER !!!! As I've stated previously.If your kid is f***ed up.In most cases it's the parent's fault.You gotta wonder how this kid was raised.Yes there are people out there that worship SATAN.I don't agree with them but it's the choice they made.I do not ever make snap judgement's about people just because of what color thier shirt is.

This is just more pointless bull ca-ca from the Media only this time it's comeing from the Muslim media.Same sh** different culture.They need to get a clue too.I'm black and I get accused of being psychotic because I like MOTOR HEAD !!!! Think this is just more of the same ?

# May 20, 2006 @ 7:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. BLACKDOG writes:

ANOTHER THING !!!!! This is a country where people disappear regularly and are sold into slavery.Children are sold for sex to straight & Homosexual pervert's who don't want adult's but children or in other word's people they can easily control.(why do you think Michael Jackson now lives there ? Perhaps because it's one of the few places in the world whier the authorities won't make that big a deal out of it just because he's JACKO ?)

But let's point the finger at ROCK/METAL.Then use the word SATANISM.Yeah they have moral's allright.About as good as our's.GET OVER YOUR SELVES YOU SILLY BASTARD'S !!!!!

# May 20, 2006 @ 7:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. DeathInEye writes:

If I have BLACK DOG's post correctly interprated, I agree. The same immoral acts happen all over the world: China, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and yes even here. To deny these facts would be a blatant act of ignorance. However, their religion, government, and other cultural aspects are not the reason. These are typical societal tendencies. These culture differences are but a filter through which the immoral and moral are shaped. For example, weed is legal in the Middle East but it is not permitted here. Why? We're two different regions with two different (yet uniquely identical) view points. Another interesting fact is that Islam, Judaism, and Christianity aren't that different until you get into the knit-picking specifics. The crusades were not about religion. That was an excuse. They were truly about power and property.

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17. BLACKDOG writes:

AMEN !

# May 20, 2006 @ 11:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. neverhead writes:

guys u r all retarted!!!!! u think in a very narrow way and shallow!!!!!i am proud to be a MUSLIM because my religion tells me how to be an open minded person and not like u guys SHALLOW!!!! if u see muslims blowing up themselves or do something wrong it doesnt mean that all muslims r sh**heads!!!!!and by the way here in my country,lebanon,we live muslims and christians peacfully together were we stand for each other ,an du know why?because we dont look at different religions and pick each other like ur countries do!!!!so let the metal rise and hail every religion in this world!!!!!!

# May 23, 2006 @ 2:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. DudeXmaggot writes:

WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU ALL TALKING ABOUT ?????i am from bahrain and the the s**t that you are talking about is not true,first of all i want to say is that music and religin doesnt make any sence of what you are saying for your info. i am a muslim and i do have a band over here and like the articale says that we sometimes we do write songs about satan but we do make fun of him coz satan dont make no use for as except destraction to our humanety of you really really think about it , and what the hell that you tlaking about slavery and children been sold out !!!! are you kidding me look whos talking about slavery isnt america who been slavery for 50 years and more and still you have so many prblems with racesets and about children over here the child doesnt need anyone to teach what he need or what he want to be coz he already know what he want and what he is going to do with his life maybe he will choose the wrong path but sooner or later he or she will understand this stupid life and will he find his or her own way to survive and about M.J. staying in bahrain that all becouse you americans didnt leav him in one peaice so he come over here to stay with his brother to live in peace here in bahrain if we saw M.J. he will be like any another human being not like an animal, and look whos talking about jelousy ((dude where the hell the basic oil supply do you get from?? from the middle east baby)) look i am not aginst america or with it the thing is i take the best qulity about america but the problem is the bad qulities is all over the best of them ,so if you all dont know what the hell are you talking about dont write anything before you be sure about it, and about this aritcal this problem had been solve a loooong time ago and it has become its not true it just media bulls**t coz i sang over there

# May 26, 2006 @ 8:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Opeth Suck!!! writes:

I hate that a lot of people think, just because it's a metal band, that it's devil-worshipping music. I go to Columbia College Chicago and I'm studying music business. I had to make a presentation about something so I chose Hatebreed signing to Roadrunner. And after I was done with it, this gay guy asks what the message they give out is. I hate that stupid sh**, I'm not devil worshipping and I'm in a f***ing metal band. It's stupid a$$ stereotype that needs to be shot down!

# May 26, 2006 @ 12:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. SPIRIT OF THE ELDER GODS writes:

TO BE HONEST I DIDN'T KNOW THERE WAS A BAHRAINI METAL SCENE. HOWEVER WHY SHOULD THIS SCENE NOT SUFFER FROM THE SAME CLICHED MISGIVINGS THAT EQUATE TO THE SAME THING EVERYWHERE, METAL = SATANISM.IN MY OPINION IF I WANTED TO WORSHIP SATAN I WOULD HAVE TO LEARN THE TEACHINGS OF ANTON LA VEY THE FOUNDER OF THE TRUE CHURCH OF SATAN AND ATTEND BLACK MASSES AND PERFORM RELIGIOUS RITUALS STRICTLY ADHERING TO THE CODES AND PRACTICES OF THAT RELIGION.JUST BECAUSE I LISTEN TO SONGS ABOUT SATAN/SUMERIAN DEMONS ETC DOES NOT MAKE ME A WORSHIPPER.I THINK, BUT I MAY BE WRONG ABOUT THIS, SATANISM HAS ONE COMMANDMENT "DO WHAT THOU WILT SHALL BE THE WHOLE OF THE LAW".IF WE ALL THINK ABOUT IT NONE OF US COULD POSSIBLY LIVE THIS WAY.IF I FOLLOWED ALL THE SPLIT SECOND THOUGHTS AND IMPULSES I HAVE EVERYDAY I WOULD BE SERVING LIFE IMPRISONMENT VERY QUICKLY.I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU BUT I WANT MORE FROM MY LIFE THAN THAT...........

# May 26, 2006 @ 1:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. my name is craig writes:

i'm a christain an dheavy metal worships the devil the people who sing it and others that worship the devil are going to hell in the bible god says there shall not be in false gods before me. they also are devil worshipers in rap music one who worships rap are go to hell also read the ten commandments.

# May 28, 2006 @ 1:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. SPIRIT OF THE ELDER GODS writes:

TO MY NAME IS CRAIG,IF YOU ARE BEING SINCERE HERE GOES(IF YOUR TAKING THE PISS V.FUNNY PLEASE IGNORE THE REST), IFYOU ARE A CHRISTIAN THATS YOUR PEROGATIVE.I RESPECT THAT.THINK ABOUT IT THOUGH,DO YOU REALLY THINK ALL IT TAKES TO BECOME A FOLLOWER OF ANY RELIGION IS TO SING SONGS ABOUT ITS DEITY.COME ON AS A CHRISTIAN YOU MUST ADMIT YOU OBSERVE A CERTAIN LIFESTYLE MUST ATTEND CHURCH AND SEEK PENANCE YOU MUST DEVOTE A BIG PART OF YOUR LIFE TO ITS TEACHINGS AND IN THE END ASK GOD FOR REPENTANCE FOR YOUR SINS.JUST BECAUSE I LISTEN TO DEICIDE ETC DO YOU REALLY THINK THAT MAKES ME A SATANIST.IF ONLY EVERYTHING IN LIFE WERE SO BLACK AND WHITE.PERSONALLY SPEAKING I BELIEVE THERE IS NO GOD NO SATAN NO DEMONS NO HEAVEN NO HELL NO JESUS NO SALVATION NO AFTERLIFE.THE BIBLE IS THE BIGGEST/BEST WORK OF FICTION THE WORLD HAS EVER SEEN.SCIENCE HAS PROVED HOW WORLDS WERE FORMED OVER BILLIONS OF YEARS OF EVOLUTION.I LISTEN TO DEATH/BLACK METAL AS I LIKE THE AGGRESSION THE ENERGY THE DARK AND INTERSTING PLACES AND BELIEFS OF THE HUMAN PSYCHE THE LYRICS EXPLORE.THE AMAZING MUSICIANSHIP AND THE IN YOUR FACE STYLE.DO YOU ACTUALLY BELIEVE ME AND MY FELLOW LISTENERS GO SACRIFICING VIRGINS AND CHICKENS AND CALL FORTH THE GREAT OLD ONE TO ASK HIS BIDDING AFTER WE'VE LISTENED TO SOME DEATH/BLACKMETAL.I THINK YOU NEED TO OPEN YOUR EYES AND LOOK AT THE WORLD IN 3D IT'S WAY MORE COMPLICATED THAN YOUR SIMPLISTIC VIEW.THIS MATTER WAS DISCUSSED TO DEATH UNDER TOPIC "BLACK METAL PORN MOVIE" BUT AS A CHRISTIAN YOU PROBABLY REFRAIN FROM THAT TO.IF YOU DO BELIEVE THE ABOVE HOW DO YOU SLEEP AT NIGHT WORRYING THAT ME AND MY COHORTS DON'T COME IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT AND OFFER YOU UP AS A SACRIFICE TO OLD NICK

# May 28, 2006 @ 2:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Opeth Suck!!! writes:

My name is craig...what do you listen to then? Easy Listening or something? Because anybody could worship the devil if they really wanted to. I mean not everyone knows everything about the artists that are around. I mean Britney Spears could worship the devil for all we know. I mean come on it's just music and people like different things. And it doesn't say in the ten commandments "thou shall not listen to metal or rap" lol DUMBASS!!!

# May 29, 2006 @ 4:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. killingtime420 writes:

Craig - "i'm a christain an dheavy metal worships the devil the people who sing it and others that worship the devil are going to hell "

- I'll see you there when your judgement condemns you, clown.

# May 29, 2006 @ 4:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. jnsguts writes:

my name is craig, you are one hypocritical son of a b****. how dare you come onto this site, a metal site, and try to preach your own narrow minded point of view. you are no better than any run of the mill psycho who would kill 25 people and then try to blame judas priest or marilyn manson for it.... HIMMM!!!!

# May 29, 2006 @ 6:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Well..... writes:

Everybody knows that children and even teens can be brainwashed easily. So yes Heavy Metalist and any other genra of music that is within the Rock genra does in fact talk about the devil but it does not mean that you have to take thier lyrics SERIOUSLY IT'S OBVIOUS!!!!!!! These kids just need to be taught whats the difference between the good things in life and the bad things in life...everything you do in life has consequences....Let them decide.

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28. HAHA!!! writes:

YOU GUYS JUST WANT ATTENTION...LOSERS..........

# Jun 6, 2006 @ 12:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. nick and daniel writes:

devil is the shiz niz

# Jun 8, 2006 @ 3:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. nick and daniel writes:

haha could suck devil d***

# Jun 8, 2006 @ 3:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. nick and daniel writes:

666 ¤666¤???¤?????`

# Jun 8, 2006 @ 3:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. nick and daniel writes:

f*** u mislims bit chess

# Jun 8, 2006 @ 3:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. nick and daniel writes:

666: satan rules and jews suck ass

# Jun 8, 2006 @ 3:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. *Good* writes:

THE DEVIL SUCKS BIG c***S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The devil is so f***ing gay..he stinks smells like sh** oh and he sucks! ugly motherF******!

# Jun 8, 2006 @ 6:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. SPIRIT OF THE ELDER GODS writes:

TO GOOD:-IA IA SATRAS,IA IA ESTENYARDUS,IA IA SATRAS ESTENYARDUS NINHIZIDDA.DO YOU KNOW THE NECRONOMICON TRANSLATED FROM ABDUL AL HAZZRED.YOU MOCK POWERS OLD WHEN THE COSMOS WAS YOUNG,NOT ADVISABLE.

# Jun 8, 2006 @ 7:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. christian dude writes:

i love god so christians rock and when god comes to earth the worthy will be judged...

# Jun 8, 2006 @ 9:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. metalmayhem writes:

All i know is that not all muslims are bad people and not all christians are good people, but was that what this article was about, cause i didnt catch that anywhere......all this religion bashing is retarded. Metal music has nothing to do w/ religion. And real satanists do not believe that there is a "devil" anyway. The symbol of Satan is simply used as a metaphor, so it is quite obviously the Bahraini government just trying to oppress a small segment of the population. There was a lot of ignorant statements on this post including #36, dont preach to me f***er....your no better than post #18 or anyone else on this earth just cause your a christian.....it is dissapointing that the focus always steers away from the music

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