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Guinness to Muslims: Stay Away, but Come Party

9/1/2009 2:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Muslims have been banned from attending a huge Guinness beer celebration headlined by the Black Eyed Peas later this month in Kuala Lumpur -- and now the beer company is fighting back ... kinda ... sorta ... not really.


The ban stems from an Islamic law prohibiting Muslims from the consumption of alcohol -- and the Malaysian website for the event strictly states "Party is only open to non-Muslims aged 18 years and above." How they will actually enforce it? No clue.

In a statement playing to all sides, Guinness tells TMZ: "The Ministry in Malaysia determines the parameters in which the concert can be handled. We will adhere to whatever the regulations are in the country. If that is their point of view, that's their point of view," but adds "Everybody has a right to go or not go to the concert."

So, hear that Muslims -- You're banned ... but go anyway.

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Dickface!    

i wouldnt want them at my party either lol jk

1848 days ago
2.

Simone    

Second!!!!!!!!!!!

1848 days ago
3.

Charles    

Muslim people don't know how to let loose and have fun. It's very sad.

1848 days ago
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Ade    

comon, give slack to Muslims! I am from Malaysia, and the whole reason why the Government is doing all this nonsense is to spew down the heat from the Malay Woman who was sentenced to caning! Now, THAT'S ANOTHER STORY. TMZ, get the heat on that!!

1848 days ago
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Lola    

As a Muslim who parties, I find some of the comments made quite offensive, but mostly ignorant.

1848 days ago
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Nostradamus    

I take it that Mr Obama won't be attending.....

1848 days ago
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swapmycouncilhouse    

Hy! Malaysia is just like any other backward Muslim country.Commonly, give slack to Muslims. The whole reason why the Government is doing all this nonsense is to spew down the heat from the Malay Woman who was sentenced to caning!

http://www.swapmycounsilhoue.co.uk/

1848 days ago
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jaynine    

People comments are ignorant, and this article is sad.
-Peace and freedom of religion to all-

1848 days ago
9.

aniteh    

I have seen drunk white people... Let me just say that I don't think drinking is a fun thing.

1848 days ago
10.

MaryJane    

That's nothing - Malaysia sentences people to death for pot. Two people in the last week alone. That country has "Human Rights Atrocities" written all over it. http://cannabisculture.com/v2/content/woman-gets-death-sentence-marijuana-malaysia

I don't understand why they prohibit Cannabis. I'm not even a Muslim but even I know Muhammad stated - to plant trees even if they feel sure the end of the world is tomorrow. He (Allah) also did not allow destruction of crops or plant life even while in battle with their enemies. He said: "If any Muslim plants any plant and a human being or an animal eats of it, he will be rewarded as if he had given that much in charity."

Once again, prohibition causes more death and destruction than any drugs ever could. Even if they want to continue to make it illegal, is it a "crime" that deserves the death penalty?

Damn, if I lived in Malaysia I'd need to drink too. Good move, Guinness, those people need a little cheer in their lives! Drink up!

1848 days ago
11.

annadubai    

I'm an American living in Dubai. Muslims don't eat pork and when I go to the grocery store all pork products are kept in a separate room. The sign at the door entrance says: "NOT FOR MUSLIMS".

The Islamic religion prohibits consumption of alcohol and pork. But smoking cigarettes is OK.

1848 days ago
12.

whocares    

TMZ, u r a bunch of f'ing clowns....Stir the "pot"....GAFS

1848 days ago
13.

mmmm    

I'm even afraid to comment...

1848 days ago
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whocares    

"Muslims have been banned" Wrong again "TMZ" ! Your "idiot" writers have tapped the wrong keys again ! Have your editors do some work. CLOWNS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1848 days ago
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ru a another dumb redneck?    

get the facts straight!!!!!!!!!

guiness is tippy toeing out of respect to the majority religion.

basically saying: just chill, we're advertising to the non-muslims, we're not EVEN gonna get u to try to get u guys to drink.

it's THE most holiest month of the islamic year right now. everyone n their moms is fasting until dusk untill sept. 22. now if they choose to join the party, it's obviously in their own will. like all other religions, there are always followers that like to break rules. hence the blond/buxom porn industry! wow, so islamic! and wow, they really, really, really know how to respect women. wow, those muslims could really learn a thing or two! respect women: take their clothes off n make them dance around an aluminum pipe! LOL

would u ask a nun to come to a guiness party? u know the f***** answer.

i love u tmz!!!! harvey, u're so hot. been following u since the beginning, never thought u'd do tabloid, but hey it's cool!

#4&5 r loners who play with themselves.

ok, so those that need some basic 101 on islam, go to http://www.islamicity.com/ (not my website, but it is a pretty darn good link)

1848 days ago
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