Think of all the things that please you that would not be possible in a world ruled by Islam. The other day I made a list of 31 songs and routines that have pleased, amused, or enchanted me, and after I had listened to them again, I could not imagine even one of them being produced, much less tolerated, in a society where Islam dominates, and Muslims rule.
The accepted carefree and amusing and tender relations of men to women, as variously expressed in these pieces, would horrify Muslims. So would the aplomb and self-assurance of the women, none of whom are the least bit submissive in their approach to men. Their costumes would clearly violate the Muslim prohibitions on dress. Their dances would appall. And the humor in many of these songs would be anathema to the agelasts of Islam.
Ayatollah Khomeini was not alone in declaring that “there is no fun in Islam.” Finally, the musical instruments that were used to make all of this music violate Muhammad’s insistence that musical instruments are forbidden: