Monday, June 20, 2016

Ramadan chronicle: Radiohead Listening Event In Istanbul Attacked

StereogumRadiohead held a worldwide streaming event to celebrate A Moon Shaped Pool’s physical release today. Record stores all over the world participated, but an unfortunate incident unfolded at one shop in Instanbul. According to Turkish news, patrons in record store Velvet Indieground were attacked by a group of men who were angry that they were drinking alcohol and playing music during Ramadan. Things reportedly turned violent, and a Periscope video has surfaced in which you can hear a commotion outside the store. You cannot see much of the altercation but there are some chilling sounds and reactions. A man claiming to be a host of the event and owner of the Periscope account where the video was posted responded in a thread on Reddit, saying:
I was one of the hosts. I am the person that’s speaking in that video. I am the owner of that periscope account. They were determined to kill us. We were beaten by more than 20 men with pipes in their hands, beer bottles were broken on our heads. I don’t even know how we made it out. I will share the details later guys, just hoping that no one will die.
See footage of the incident via that Periscope at the link


edutcher said...

Since 9/11, the psychos are everywhere.

There was a time when Moslems and Christians lived quite sociably in Constantinople.

Sixty Grit said...

I knew people who said "The weather has not been the same since man walked on the moon". That is the same level of ignorance displayed in the "Islamic terrorism started in September 2001". The Cole. The Marine barracks. The first attack on the WTC. Munich. Achille Lauro, and so on. Muslims attack and kill, that's what they do, that's who they are.

Methadras said...

And instead of fighting back, they took it and recorded it like the cowed muslims they were.