Turkey: Islamist newspaper ‘proud’ of not knowing The Beatles

Uninformed high school students, getting ready for May Day protests, says Islamist paper

A columnist of an Islamist newspaper in Turkey, which recently confused The Beatles with Turkish high school students after misunderstanding a protest poster, has said the daily is proud of its ignorance about the British music legends.

“Say we do not know who The Beatles are… For us, this is a matter of pride, not ignorance,” daily Vahdet columnist Fatih Akkaya wrote on April 29.

Daily Vahdet had claimed on April 27 that an umbrella group which had helped organize the Gezi Park protests in 2013 was now after “a fresh provocation for May Day.”

“Gezi activists, who are calling the youth to the streets on May Day, hung posters in several neighborhoods of Istanbul and wrote slogans on walls,” daily Vahdet claimed, adding one of the posters featured “uniformed high school students.”

The May Day poster in question, however, featured the Beatles’ iconic “jump photo” from the cover of their album “Twist and Shout” and not Turkish high school students.

Vahdet did not correct its story, but one of its columnists slammed other newspapers that mocked its “ignorance” about The Beatles…

  • Blacksmith

    A pisslamist being proud of his ignorance? say it isn’t so.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Surely not! No.

    • Una Salus

      or at least they would be proud if they knew what it was they’re supposed to be ignorant of.

  • Petey

    “Say we do not know who The Beatles are… For us, this is a matter of pride, not ignorance.”

    That. That right there. Islam in its essence.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Just think of the $$$$$ opportunity, though. The underground demand for ‘haram’ Beatles music could be ‘fed’ and could open a whole new market! First the Beatles, then the Dave Clark Five, The Stones, The Faces…

      If we don’t do it, ISIS will. 😉

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        Number one on the turkish hit parade:
        Feraqs ibn attra with his new single Start Killing The Joos (and Armenians).

        • Justin St.Denis

          LOLOL.

          And the hot ‘B’ side: “Bomb The Great Satan” !

  • patricia

    I’m not a beatle fan. As a child we were bombarded with Beatles music on the radio. -on that Third day he didn’t rise- John the new and improved jesus

    • Justin St.Denis

      Lennon was an overrated pest, that’s for sure. But the other three were/are delightful.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        The Beatles were my nursery rhymes.

        • Justin St.Denis

          Mine too. I used to have dreams about lovely Rita the meter maid. My favourite aunt was called Rita. 😉

          My parents have film footage of me as a little guy marching around the yard singing She’s A Woman! A little weird. 😉

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            I used to fantasize about Polythene Pam.

          • Justin St.Denis

            But, but, but….

            She’s so goodlooking but she looks like a man!

            Did you hear that part? 😉

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            Yeah, I heard that part.
            And ignored it because she was attractively built.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            Fackh.
            I actually have to give you one don’t I?
            Here goes:

  • dukestreet

    So Islamists are proud of their ignorance. That’s a perfect demonstration of Islam.

  • andycanuck

    So Kathy is the Daily Vahdet‘s new music critic?

    • Frau Katze

      ? What do you mean?

      • Kathy S. is not a big fan of the Beatles. She likes the Monkees better.

        • Justin St.Denis

          Few are anymore, let’s face it.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            The Stones were pretty good, too.
            High water mark was Let It Bleed.
            After that not so much.
            Although, I did buy Some Girls.

          • Justin St.Denis

            I’m torn between LET IT BLEED and STICKY FINGERS as the high watermark.

            Black & Blue was the Stones at their most bottom-feeding.

            2009 remasters turned me around on DIRTY WORK and UNDERCOVER OF THE NIGHT from the 1980s.

            Revisit the catalog. Great male-oriented crotch rock is hard to find, these days, but the Stones Catalogue remains a goldmine.

            Their last 2012 single Doom and Gloom is awesome, although the Stones themselves look like zombies in the video. 😉

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            If they did a cover of Touch Of Grey by the Grateful Dead they wouldn’t even need the skeletons for the video.

          • Justin St.Denis

            Ouch! Mean but true! I am doing everything to ensure that I do NOT look like a Rolling Stone when I hit 70!

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            I don’t worry about it too much.
            I drink beer and smoke and I’m sure when my number is up I won’t regret any of it.
            Just as long as I get my kids out of the house on their own two feet and my wife has no worries.

          • Justin St.Denis

            Oh, I am not obsessive. But I do not want to have a face that looks like it should be carved into Mount Rushmore like Mick’s. 😉

        • Frau Katze

          OK, I see.

      • andycanuck

        Former Punk Rocker, Kathy, hates the Beatles, pointing out that the “Rutles” satire songs sound as good as real Beatles tunes because they’re insipid trash. 🙂

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          The Rutles do sound pretty good.

    • Justin St.Denis

      What? I’m not getting what you are asking?