Youtube to remove Katy Perry's video 'Dark Horse' from their website
  • Petitioned YouTube to remove Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse' video depicting name of God: Allah

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YouTube to remove Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse' video depicting name of God: Allah

Youtube to remove Katy Perry's video 'Dark Horse' from their website

    1. Petition by

      S I

      Bradford, United Kingdom



This petition is lodged In regards to  Katy Perry's music video 'Dark Horse'; hosted by KatyPerryVEVO, on YouTube.


The video is considered as highly controversial to its viewers as a result of its portrayal of blasphemy.


At 01:15 into the video Dark Horse; a man is shown being burned, whilst wearing a pendant (also burned) forming the word 'Allah', which is the arabic word for God.


Such goes to show, that blasphemy is clearly conveyed in the video, since Katy Perry (who appears to be representing an opposition of God) engulfs the believer and the word God in flames.


This is the reason for lodging the petition so that people from different walks of life, different religions and from different parts of the world, agree that the video promotes blasphemy, using the name of God in an irrelevant and distasteful manner would be considered inappropriate by any religion 


We hope that the video itself depicting such images is removed. Such acts are not condoned nor tolerated, we hope YouTube will remove the video

YouTube to remove Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse' video depicting name of God: Allah,
I want Youtube to remove Katy Perry's video 'Dark Horse' from their Website

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Recent signatures


    1. Victory

      S I
      by S I
      Petition Organizer

      Guys I'm thrilled to let you all know the name of Allah has been removed from the 'Dark Horse' video we couldn't have done it without everyone's support so I thank each and every one of you deeply, our voices have been heard! God bless you all بارك الله فيكم

    2. Brining The Petition To An End

      S I
      by S I
      Petition Organizer

      I cannot thank each individual enough, for the contribution made. Your support and impact has brought attention to the matter and has not gone unnoticed.

      I feel that the impact we have made and the total number of signatures obtained does convey just how worthy a cause this is, it is a significant step towards the right direction.

      A statement in a BBC article read: "Perry's record label and YouTube have yet to respond to BBC requests for a comment on the petition".

      This clearly shows that our voice has been heard, having gained so much publicity on the matter and by getting everybody talking we have put the message out there that such inappropriate material will not be accepted.

      Although the petition will be closed, the cause shall not be abandoned and I feel we have accomplished a lot in a peaceful manner as intended and I look forward to hearing on the progress made.

      I would also like to thank for giving me a platform to raise the issue.


    3. Clearing up a couple of things

      S I
      by S I
      Petition Organizer

      Firstly thank you everyone for the continued support I am most humbled, also can everybody please donate for Syria just £2 thanks I've posted a link below.

      There has been a mixed response to this discussion some For and some Against many people comment why was he watching the video in the first place? My answer

      I'm a regular 22 year old I do watch music videos this particular one I didn't watch it was brought to my attention and felt disgusted by it. Also even if I was a devout Muslim that shouldn't be watching "sexed up videos" this does not take away the fact that the name of the Lord was used in an inappropriate, manner what do you expect us to not watch it and turn a blind eye? Unlikely.

      Secondly a lot of people are saying this is really minor and trivial; my answer to you is it may be minor to you but defending and raising the name of my Lord means everything to me and secondly if we do turn a blind eye and not watch the videos it will just continue to happen.


    4. Reached 50,000 signatures
    5. What Allah Means to Me

      S I
      by S I
      Petition Organizer

      Firstly I would like to say I am not representative of all Muslims and I will not and do not claim this. This petition and anything I post are my views and opinions alone and other people also share this opinion Muslims and Non Muslims alike.

      Here is a short video on a part of my faith and what Allah and praising him means to me.
      (english starts at 0.31 of the video)
      Masjid = Mosque
      Hadeeth = Sayings of the Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W)

      To Raise the Name of Allah Shaykh Husain Abdul Sattar Shaykh Husain [may Allah preserve him] was born in Chicago (USA) in 1972. After completing his primary education at schools in his hometown near Chicago, he joined the University of Chicago where he studied Biology, Arabic and Islamic Civilization.

    6. Please donate for Syria Charity UNHCR I'm donating £2 €2 or $2 are you?

      S I
      by S I
      Petition Organizer

      Can everybody please donate just £2 €2 or $2 to my page for Syria and spread the message I'm donating "£2 €2 or $2 are you?" Syria needs us all right now please Post Share Retweet the link thank you for your Love & Support

      Shazad Iqbal is fundraising on JustGiving for Charities Aid Foundation - UNHCR

      JustGiving - the easiest way to fundraise and donate to charity online

    7. Coverage

      S I
      by S I
      Petition Organizer

      Daily Mail has covered the story, I'd firstly like to thank everybody for the support and signing the petition. I would also like to say in making this petition my intention is not to cause controversy or to cause hate but rather to gain support in having the video removed. I could never have imagined the support we would gain so thanks again guys. For all the negative comments out there I'd like to say; faith is something people hold very dear to themselves; Muslims Christians Jew's Hindu's or any faith alike, and when something like this happens it's inappropriate.

      I request anybody supporting or not supporting the petition when writing a comment anywhere please write thoughtfully and do not offend or use obscene language.

      In terms of where things are at the moment I have contacted YouTube and Vevo and not had a response yet.

    8. Reached 40,000 signatures


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