Singer defends ‘offensive’ LittleBigPlanet song, says it was meant to attract people to Islam


Let me save you the trouble of reading more than 1,000 words regarding the removal of that offensive-to-Muslims song in LittleBigPlanet. It’s a thorough report, sure, but my goodness, this isn’t exactly affairs of state or anything.

• Using Koranic words is not forbidden in Islam

• The singer uses the words to “attract and inspire people toward Islam,” not to freak people out

That’s it. Now, if you’re in the mood to read an inordinate amount of hemming and hawing from Islam experts, be my guest. But the gist of it is, no, the song lyrics aren’t expressly forbidden by the religion and Sony was merely covering its ass lest it possibly offend a handful of people.