A Fatwa on Prudes and Extortionists

If you’re under 18 or offended by beautiful naked bodies, don’t click on the picture of da cute widdle bunny. I’ll explain.

HoT is not a porn site, and I’d rarely even consider placing a nude picture or link here unless it was for some artistic or historical purpose. However, closed-minded members of the Indonesian Taliban (along the line of the American Taliban, Alabama Taliban, or Afghanistan and Pakistan Taliban) don’t care that people have the right to view (or not view) skin mags as they personally see fit. Even worse, the Indonesian Taliban is threatening violence against Playboy, which just launched a very tame version of the magazine in their country.

BoGlo’s photo caption captures the key components of the story:

Indonesian Muslim protesters shout “God is great” during a protest outside the building housing the office of Playboy magazine in Jakarta, Thursday, April 13, 2006. Indonesian police asked Playboy magazine on Thursday to stop publishing its local edition in the capital out of fears it could inflame Muslim anger, the head of magazine’s Indonesian publisher said. Proters say “War declaration against Playboy and porn magazines”.

Here’s some more of it:

Police asked Playboy magazine Thursday to stop publishing its Indonesian edition out of fears it could enrage Muslims, and officials of the publication said they were considering the request.

Previously, police and government officials said that there were no laws to ban the magazine, which does not feature any nudity and is no more risque than scores of other local and foreign publications already being sold in the world’s most populous Muslim nation.

Ponti Carolus, the director of Playboy’s publishing company, said the magazine would think about the request by police.

“Give us 24 hours, and we will let you know our decision,” he told reporters at city police headquarters after meeting the police chief. “We are very glad to have input from the Jakarta police. It was quite wise.”

I track readers from foreign countries and know they come to this site whenever we post some rant pertaining to their homeland. Certainly Google will pick up the word “Indonesia” and many will be directed here. To our honored guests: If your freedom-hating fundamentalists manage to extort Playboy out of your country, you can still check it out online. As it costs money, I thought I’d provide a link to their free promotional video on blondes for those of you on limited budgets. Also, if you click on the picture above, you’ll get to see a real live naked Playboy cover chick. No burqa covers her pubic tat. I’ll add that that tat ain’t gonna hurt anyone, despite the protestations of American and Islamic fundies.

I’m not being paid by Playboy to advertise their product, nor is it my cup of tea. I’m just sick and damned tired of religious fundamentalists using force or the threat thereof to compel other people to abide by their moral codes. Enjoy.

Stephen Gordon

I like tasteful cigars, private property, American whiskey, fast cars, hot women, pre-bailout Jeeps, fine dining, worthwhile literature, low taxes, original music, personal privacy and self-defense rights -- but not necessarily in this order.

  1. Come on, Michael, you telling me that you’d kick her out of bed? :)

    I actually picked her because she looks as different from the average Indonesian as I could quickly find on their sites.

  2. Those are absolutely ridiculous.

    Can you legally view smut in Alabama, Steve? When I was in Tupelo I broke the law quite often.

  3. This, again, is the sort of thing I like to pay attention to. And I wish I could call you out on extremism for calling the whitehouse “The American Taliban” … but with things like SD’s recent abortion law *even passing* in SD, I can’t argue it.

    Tom DeLay, President, 2008!!! (GW could even be his runningmate… no term limits on VP’hood exist.)

  4. AR,

    Breaking the law is a way of life around here. Last time I checked, it was still illegal to get oral sex from your girlfriend.

    Maybe I should start a list of the laws I do violate.

  5. Ian — I’m holding out for Roy Moore for president. Then sex can totally be outlawed.

  6. Comparing Roy Moore to the Taliban is an insult to all Moslem fundamentalists. He was supposed to learn the Bill of Rights in his younger days. They weren’t. They can plead ignorance. He can’t.

  7. I don’t understand why Christian fundamentalists hate Muslim fundamentalists so much. I guess it’s the typical conservative “label” thing. Conservatives only care about labels. IE, you could replace the Christian’s “Jesus” with the Muslim’s “Mohammed” and get pretty much the same thing. But by the virtue of it being “Mohammed” and not “Jesus”, it’s wrong and evil and must be vanquished. Same goes for “Republicans” and “Democrats”; same thing, but the different label makes it acceptable or absolutely not.

    The Taliban and Christian Coalition have no fundamental (no pun intended) logical or moral differences at all. In fact, if you think about it, Afghanistan under the Taliban wasn’t too far from a Christian’s dream come true, minus some crosses for decoration.

  8. I will be there in a couple of hours.
    Maybe later on tonight I will have web access and I can tell you more about what the real story is.
    Ordinarily, Jakarta is far more libertarian than even Houston.
    The truth will probably turn out to be just a bunch of homeless people hired to satiate someone’s instigation needs.
    Most demonstrators and rock-throwers there are simply being paid, and don’t normally give a tinker’s dam about whatever it is they are demonstrating for.
    There have been exceptions (1998, for example), but even then thugs outnumbered the politically defiant by an order of magnitude.