Apple pulls ‘iSlam Muhammad’ app from App Store (with video)

“In what is sure to raise a ruckus, comedian / filmmaker / app developer Emery Emery recorded a phone call with an Apple App Store rep when his ‘iSlam Muhammad’ app was pulled from the App Store after one day,” TUAW reports. “The highly entertaining conversation in its entirety can be heard [below].”

“‘iSlam Muhammad’ apparently depicted images of the prophet Muhammad (forbidden by Islam) and outlined disturbing passages from the Qur’an,” TUAW reports. “It’s surprisingly similar to ‘BibleThumper,’ a Christian-bashing app that remains in the App Store.”


Direct link to video via YouTube here.

TUAW writes, “What’s disappointing is that this points out Apple’s lack of consistency in approval of apps, as well as their inability to provide recourse to developers who have had apps rejected for seemingly weak reasons.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Note: We just checked and, as of 7:06pm EDT, the BibleThumper app (US$1.99) remains active in Apple’s iTunes App Store.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Stephen S.” for the heads up.]

100 Comments

  1. awwwwwwwww….buti’msoGOODatslamminmuhammedcomeandgetmeyoutalbanibeeotches.

    guess I’ll have to slam him and Jesus in the privacy of my own home…..I mean cave.

  2. Very sad that we are all afraid to even mention Mohammed for fear we might tick off some nut case terrorists.

    Then we have to run around claiming Islam is the “religion of peace” while being afraid of some nut case terrorists.

    And we have to pretend that the 92 year old Japanese grandmother at the airport might be a terrorist when we know damn well who we’re looking for.

    Just stupid. All of it.

  3. I am personally happy that this app has been pulled, as a Muslim, but I also think that BibleThumper and other racist or discriminatory apps should also be pulled. Racism and discrimination should have no place in this world.

  4. I have just created my own religion. All bow to Hogistianity. Okay our God may be formed in the shape of a pig but we find it offensive for anyone to partake in the ostracisation of such an animal.

    Any hate speech towards our divine deity must be silenced.

  5. My new found religion of Hogistianity teaches that animals also have rights.

    We find it disgusting to slice an animals throat open, leaving it to suffer which is slow and painful. All for the reason that you’re a bit hungry.

    I say remove all religious apps.

  6. Doesn’t surprise me. I love Apple’s products, but politically their management is mind-numbingly liberal — The Goracle (pbuh) being the poster boy.

    Apple should be consistent in their criteria. Either reject both or accept both.

  7. @K

    Just how exactly are these apps “racist and discriminatory”? If Islam et al cannot stand a little humour and parody, then it’s a pretty piss-poor show in my opinion. As Harry Truman once said, if you can’t stand the smell, stay out of the shithouse!

    @thelonious
    Outstanding take!

    Thank God I’m an atheist!

    =:~)

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