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Let's Hope They Weren't Counting On Big Sales In New Delhi
The following is a press release from the band Slayer's PR company: Mumbai-based EMI Virgin India Ltd said Friday it will recall all copies of the new Slayer album Christ Illusion following protests by a Christian group, Mumbai-based Catholic Secular Forum (CSF).
Early this week, Joseph Dias, general secretary of CSF, issued a statement taking "strong exception" to the album's cover artwork, which he said depicts "Christ with a missing eye and amputated arms." He added, "we also condemn the track, 'Skeleton Christ' as the lyrics are an insult to Christianity." The CSF also sent a memorandum to Mumbai's police commissioner, adding that the album "will affect the sensibilities of the Muslims on the track 'Jihad' and secular Indians who have respect for all faiths."