Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Banned in Bahrain?

The Parliament in Bahrain is asking the government to BAN the upcoming performance of Lebanese Diva Haifa Wehbe, according to this article in the BBC today.

Wehbe, the only Arabic artist to open for 50 Cent, is apparently too sexy for the fundamentalist-dominated Bahraini legislature. Good thing we're not talking Madonna here. Though Wehbe has a lot of fans in the Gulf country, and has promised modest dress, Bahraini MPs are not satisfied. Now this is just exactly why I could never live in a theocracy, or fundamentalist-dominated democracy for that matter. I confess to having problems with the overly pious. Want to see for yourself what the row is all about? Check out this video to see the scandalous performance!

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