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Friday, October 30, 2009

Beyonce and her "Western Sexy" not welcome by all in Egypt


Egypt already claims one of the seven wonders of the world in The Great Pyramid of Giza. When Beyonce's worldwide "I am..." tour rolls into town on November 6, the question is simple: is this country big enough for two wonders of the world (the second, of course, being Beyonce's legs)?

Apparently not everyone thinks  so, as Egyptian Parliament member Hamdi Hassan of the conservative Muslim brotherhood is slamming his own government for allowing the performance.

This isn't the first time Beyonce's skantily clad road show has caused an uproar in foreign countries: the singer postponed her October 25 show in Malaysia after the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party pressured her to do so, fearing the concert would spread the influence of "Western Sexy performances."

For his part, Hassan claims the Cairo show would violate Sharia, the Islamic religious law that governs much of daily life, saying "The government is trying to make people indulge in sin and licentiousness to cover up the other crimes it is committing against them."

- Alec Wooden

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