Monday, October 5, 2009

No Samba please, we're Muslims!

Another fun activity cancelled by the forces of the Invisible Guy!

Tire, Lebanon (Reuters) - A protest by Muslim clerics torpedoed a Brazilian samba show in the Lebanese city of Tire on Thursday, local officials said.

A statement by the clerics condemned plans for the open-air display by a dance troupe that has been touring Lebanon.

"We support tourism but are against obscenity," said Sheikh Ali Yassin, who heads a group of clerics in the predominantly Shi'ite Muslim city.

The local council responded by cancelling the show after consulting politicians and security officials, officials said.

The troupe, including musicians and scantily clad dancers, performed in central Beirut's Martyrs' Square last week.

(Writing by Tom Perry in Beirut, editing by Paul Casciato)

Is any wonder that the two most intolerant cultures in the world; the christian right United States and the Islamic fundamentalism are in war with each other?

1 comment:

Sings-With-Spirits said...

In all fairness, samba style is pretty much the antithesis of Muslim modesty. Heck, the pic on this post flies in the face of the Qur'an passage 24:31.