Soulless Patrol


The U.S. version of Pop Idol's* got its problems, but nothing like this.

Sony Entertainment Television's popular reality show Indian Idol is facing militant problems in Jammu and Kashmir.

The channel is planning a talent hunt in the Valley, but the youth in Kashmir have been warned by militant group Al-Madina to refrain from participating in the show.

Al-Madina has threatened to kill anyone who will take part in the show. "We appeal to boys and girls of Kashmir not to participate in the talent hunt of the Sony television", an Al-Madina spokesman, Abu Sadiq, told news organisations.

Good news: The channel's not knuckling under to the threats.

(Via Malkin.)

*"Anglophile" is a fancy word for "snob."