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, , 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 of the magazine in their country.
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.