Top UK radio DJ Steve Sutherland suspended for playing Arab Money

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Found 4th Dec 2008
Galaxy suspends Sutherland

Global Radio have suspended network presenter Steve Sutherland, following a number of complaints about offensive lyrics in a new Busta Rhymes song broadcast on his Saturday night show this weekend.

The track, called Arab Money, was aired at 9.58pm on Saturday 29 November and has prompted listeners to get in touch with Galaxy stations. The show is networked on Globals urban music stations in Birmingham, Manchester, Yorkshire, Scotland, the North East and on the South Coast.

Global Radio have suspended Sutherland as well as his producer.

A spokesman for the UKs biggest commercial radio group told Radio Today: I can confirm that a track called Arab Money by Busta Rhymes was broadcast on Saturday 29th November at 9.58pm. A number of complaints have been received about the lyrics in the song and so both the DJ and his producer have been suspended pending further enquiries. Meanwhile Galaxy apologies for any offense caused.

Sutherland has twice been named Best DJ at the MOBO Awards. Hes also a world famous club DJ and has put his name to 11 urban music compilation albums, attaining platinum and gold status.

The Galaxy FM websites are currently running a public apology on their front pages.

Arab Money has already attracted a lot of criticism on blog sites. One quotes Busta Rhymes in defence of the track: Sometimes, people like to twist things. We aint mockin the culture. we aint tryin to be disrespectful. Aint no racism going on right here. If you listen to the song, you see that we are actually acknowledging the fact that the Arabian culture, a middle East culture is one of the few cultures that value passing down hard work riches thats been built amongst the family. It would be nice if a lot of other cultures did the same thing. I would like for it to be like that in my culture where we could build things to the point where we got so much that we dont need to rely on other cultures to contribute majorly in a financial way, or in whatever other way, to societies, communities or whatever governments we might live in. So, we are actually biggin up the culture. At the end of the day, I want to be like that. I think a lot of us want to be like that.

The Galaxy Apology

On the evening of Saturday 29th November at Nine fifty eight pm Galaxy broadcast a song that has caused offence to some of its listeners.

Galaxy would like to apologise to all our listeners for the airing of this song, it was never Galaxys intent to offend its listeners and never will be.

A full internal investigation has now commenced.

Galaxy would like to apologise for any offence however unintentionally caused.

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Original Poster

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They had remixed verses from the Holy Quran in this, they got complaints!! Dont know why they played it as they knew it was wrong and would affend people!!

This has not been posted to cause arguments BTW, as people are doing things which they know will land them in trouble?

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Naeem786;3656643

http://fatlacemagazine.uproxx.com/?p=3191http://uk.news.yahoo.com/1/20081006/ten-busta-rhymes-defends-arab-money-titl-c60bd6d.htmlThey had remixed verses from the Holy Quran in this, they got complaints!! Dont know why they played it as they knew it was wrong and would affend people!!



End of the day its a song by a big artist...they played it as thats what people want...new songs by big artists...

If it was truly offensive the record company would never have stuck it on his album

I dont understand how its offensive tbh.

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MinstrelMan;3656708

I dont understand how its offensive tbh.



The Holy Quran is very special to Muslims in the world and it has been put into a song where they are swearing and all sorts, they could have remixed an arab person singing or anything put picked out a chapter from the Quran. The Quran is very close to all the Muslims!

Naeem786;3656643

http://fatlacemagazine.uproxx.com/?p=3191http://uk.news.yahoo.com/1/20081006/ten-busta-rhymes-defends-arab-money-titl-c60bd6d.htmlThey had remixed verses from the Holy Quran in this, they got complaints!! Dont know why they played it as they knew it was wrong and would affend people!!



ok it would offend [SIZE="4"]some[/SIZE] people

there are songs around now which border on pornographic but they are still played on all of the radio stations

radio 1 banned cliff richards songs not because they were offensive - quite the opposite
(no im not a cliffy fan - honest:-D)

it seems that any mention of a certain religion in any context is jumped on by pc brigade to keep a section of the public happy - why?????????????????????????? when a lot of music is sexist - and as i stated pornographic

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holly100;3656753

ok it would offend [SIZE="4"]some[/SIZE] people there are songs around … ok it would offend [SIZE="4"]some[/SIZE] people there are songs around now which border on pornographic but they are still played on all of the radio stationsradio 1 banned cliff richards songs not because they were offensive - quite the opposite (no im not a cliffy fan - honest:-D)it seems that any mention of a certain religion in any context is jumped on by pc brigade to keep a section of the public happy - why?????????????????????????? when a lot of music is sexist - and as i stated pornographic



Religion is big for people who take it serious so thats why people speak up? Please do not think just because its related to Islam think this is why its caused all this, they played and got complaints straight away. Religion is very close to the strong believers!! :thumbsup:

Naeem786;3656795

Religion is big for people who take it serious so thats why people speak … Religion is big for people who take it serious so thats why people speak up? Please do not think just because its related to Islam think this is why its caused all this, they played and got complaints straight away. Religion is very close to the strong believers!! :thumbsup:



so if the bbc/sky/itv were to air a programme about terrorists or the like people would complain and bbc would take prog off

there is a switch on tv radios etc its called the on-off switch which i use when necessary

I found Cliff Richards "The lords prayer" highly offensive.

Naeem786;3656739

The Holy Quran is very special to Muslims in the world and it has been … The Holy Quran is very special to Muslims in the world and it has been put into a song where they are swearing and all sorts, they could have remixed an arab person singing or anything put picked out a chapter from the Quran. The Quran is very close to all the Muslims!



but its just words..... and words alone mean nothing, its the emotional attachment to them words where the meaning lie and at the end of the day it is just a book, as is the bible and the rubbish printed by mills and boon. How the hell does text become holy anyway? its not like it can be patented.

IMO in todays society, political correctness is biased.

Naeem786;3656795

Religion is very close to the strong believers!! :thumbsup:



And its the single biggest contributer to hate on this planet!




followed closely by traffic wardens in 2nd place. :thumbsup:

More ripples of fresh air riding on the waves of the over PC'd state minions. :roll:

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Naeem786;3656643

This has not been posted to cause arguments BTW, as people are doing … This has not been posted to cause arguments BTW, as people are doing things which they know will land them in trouble?



Lol - yeh yeh - of course you didn't.

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holly100;3656840

so if the bbc/sky/itv were to air a programme about terrorists or the … so if the bbc/sky/itv were to air a programme about terrorists or the like people would complain and bbc would take prog off there is a switch on tv radios etc its called the on-off switch which i use when necessary



Things like this cannot be ignored as why should they be allowed to get away with it? They will do it again.

MinstrelMan;3656861

but its just words..... and words alone mean nothing, its the emotional … but its just words..... and words alone mean nothing, its the emotional attachment to them words where the meaning lie and at the end of the day it is just a book, as is the bible and the rubbish printed by mills and boon. How the hell does text become holy anyway? its not like it can be patented.IMO in todays society, political correctness is biased.



Mate we strongly believe in the Quran and would appreciate if you would accept that and its just not a "Book"!!!

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guv;3656912

Lol - yeh yeh - of course you didn't.



Well if you dont post it wont turn into one!!

MinstrelMan;3656886

And its the single biggest contributer to hate on this planet!followed … And its the single biggest contributer to hate on this planet!followed closely by traffic wardens in 2nd place. :thumbsup:



traffic wardens do a good job mm

i stand and applaud them when peeps get a ticket :-D

we got caught few months back - ok i know we shouldnt parked were we did - so on our journey back i had written the cheque and posted all within an hour of us getting it - did i get a discount for paying so quick - no!!:-D

MinstrelMan;3656886

And its the single biggest contributer to hate on this planet!followed … And its the single biggest contributer to hate on this planet!followed closely by traffic wardens in 2nd place. :thumbsup:



Agreed, just be glad that Atheists and Agnostics exist to just not care

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MinstrelMan;3656861

IMO in todays society, political correctness is biased.



+1

MinstrelMan;3656886

And its the single biggest contributer to hate on this planet!



+1





MinstrelMan;3656886

followed closely by traffic wardens in 2nd place. :thumbsup:




+ EVERYONE!!!

In before the lock.

Goonieman;3656860

I found Cliff Richards "The lords prayer" highly offensive.




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Naeem786;3656924

Mate we strongly believe in the Quran and would appreciate if you would … Mate we strongly believe in the Quran and would appreciate if you would accept that and its just not a "Book"!!!




Sorry. No can do.

It is a book. That's a fact. You may believe in the words within, but that doesn't mean anyone else has to.

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Naeem786;3656931

Well if you dont post it wont turn into one!!




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guv;3656959

Sorry. No can do.It is a book. That's a fact. You may believe in the … Sorry. No can do.It is a book. That's a fact. You may believe in the words within, but that doesn't mean anyone else has to.



So just you dont believe in it means you can dis-repect it? Your annoying me as your going against someones feelings!!!

Naeem786;3656924

Mate we strongly believe in the Quran and would appreciate if you would … Mate we strongly believe in the Quran and would appreciate if you would accept that and its just not a "Book"!!!



Qur’ān, Koran, Alcoran or Al-Qur’ān) is the central religious text of Islam. Muslims believe the Qur’an to be the book of divine guidance and direction for mankind

source: en.wikipedia.org/wik…Quran[/url]

dont shoot the messanger :thumbsup:

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guv;3656959

Sorry. No can do.It is a book. That's a fact. You may believe in the … Sorry. No can do.It is a book. That's a fact. You may believe in the words within, but that doesn't mean anyone else has to.



True...same as the bible...its just a book....


its the lessons within that mean something...in itself its just an object


Philisophically speaking obviously

Naeem786;3656924

Things like this cannot be ignored as why should they be allowed to get … Things like this cannot be ignored as why should they be allowed to get away with it? They will do it again.Mate we strongly believe in the Quran and would appreciate if you would accept that and its just not a "Book"!!!




i know you have your beliefs - i believe in a fair and equal society - but thats utopian dreams and i live with that -

so now and again when a song gets played there should be no need for people to jump on that and create a furore - that guy has lost his job (maybe)

just live with it and get on - no-one is saying you cant have your beliefs - but try not to change our freedom of speech - etc

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People show thier feelings on here!!! No respect!!!

MinstrelMan;3656886

And its the single biggest contributer to hate on this planet!followed … And its the single biggest contributer to hate on this planet!followed closely by traffic wardens in 2nd place. :thumbsup:



Nothing wrong with traffic wardens, they have their uses.....

...nothin I enjoy more than sittin parked in a loading bay in first gear watching them write me a ticket and then speeding off before they plant it on my car :thumbsup:

MinstrelMan;3656988

Qur’ān, Koran, Alcoran or Al-Qur’ān) is the central religious text of Isla … Qur’ān, Koran, Alcoran or Al-Qur’ān) is the central religious text of Islam. Muslims believe the Qur’an to be the book of divine guidance and direction for mankindsource: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quran[/url]dont shoot the messanger :thumbsup:



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Naeem786;3656643

...... They had remixed verses from the Holy Quran in this, they got … ...... They had remixed verses from the Holy Quran in this, they got complaints!! Dont know why they played it as they knew it was wrong and would affend people!!



They don't care as long as they get paid

...people are doing things which they know will land them in trouble?



Trouble, what trouble.???
The more 'trouble' = the more publicity = more fame = more money

Again. They don't care as long as they get paid

Original Poster

lol....This is what you see in the real world and on here too!!

King of Thieves;3657048

They don't care as long as they get paidTrouble, what trouble.???The more … They don't care as long as they get paidTrouble, what trouble.???The more 'trouble' = the more publicity = more fame = more moneyAgain. They don't care as long as they get paid



Its all about the money........ its all about the dum dum dadada dum..... :whistling:

Agreed.

ODB_69;3656997

True...same as the bible...its just a book....its the lessons within that … True...same as the bible...its just a book....its the lessons within that mean something...in itself its just an objectPhilisophically speaking obviously



Naeem, the teaching of Islam says this itself... the Quran is just a book, it's what it contains which means something. :thumbsup:

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Naeem786;3656984

So just you dont believe in it means you can dis-repect it? Your … So just you dont believe in it means you can dis-repect it? Your annoying me as your going against someones feelings!!!



Eh? Where have I disrespected it? My only mention was to correct your own innacurate description that it isn't a book.

As for annoying you, tough. You continue to post anything you can find that you believe is racist towards Muslims, yet I've never once seen you post negative towards a fellow believer when they may have done something terribly wrong. That smells of racism to me.

Multicultural society is like 5 people in a small car. If one person in the car keeps complaining eventually the other 4 will get fed up with it which is why you'll find the majority of the people on the forum don't care about the lyrics and care more about the people moaning about it.

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King of Thieves;3657075

Naeem, the teaching of Islam says this itself... the Quran is just a … Naeem, the teaching of Islam says this itself... the Quran is just a book, it's what it contains which means something. :thumbsup:



But been said on here its "lies" which annoys you!! Yep they know they can dis-respect this religion and they will see more fame and get away with it as it "OK"!!

Robotochan;3657104

Multicultural society is like 5 people in a small car.



which car....... its important for my visualisations

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guv;3657096

Eh? Where have I disrespected it? My only mention was to correct your own … Eh? Where have I disrespected it? My only mention was to correct your own innacurate description that it isn't a book.As for annoying you, tough. You continue to post anything you can find that you believe is racist towards Muslims, yet I've never once seen you post negative towards a fellow believer when they may have done something terribly wrong. That smells of racism to me.



What shall I post all Muslims are wrong? What you want me to say?

who expired this?

MinstrelMan;3657129

which car....... its important for my visualisations



Because we're in the UK, let's say a 1959 Mini

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