Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” music video, set in ancient Egypt, has stirred controversy because of a scene where a man is struck down who is wearing a pendant with “God” (Allah) written on it in Arabic. An online petition decries it as blasphemous.
Cenk Uygur of the Young Turks points out that in ancient Egypt the Arabic script did not exist. In addition, it should be pointed out that monotheism was unknown in pharaonic Egypt, which had numerous gods. Mr. Uygur makes the point that characters wearing a cross around their neck have often been shot down in films, and that nothing can be read into it.