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Lebanese singer causes Gulf storm
BBC ^ | Wednesday, 30 April 200 | Frances Harrison, BBC religious affairs correspondent

Posted on 04/30/2008 1:49:26 PM PDT by fishhound

A raunchy Lebanese singer is causing controversy in Bahrain, where she is due to perform for the first time.

All but one of the members of the Gulf kingdom's Islamist-dominated parliament have approved a motion urging the government to ban Haifa Wehbe's show.

They objected on the grounds that the pop superstar's performance would be sexually provocative, violating Islamic conventions and Bahrain's traditions.

Organisers had earlier promised she would dress modestly during the show.

Four years ago, MPs forced the satellite channel MBC to suspend the production of an Arabic version of Big Brother being filmed in Bahrain because it offended "the virtues and traditions of the Arab world".

'Sexual singer'

(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: rop
"....because it offended "the virtues and traditions of the Arab world"."

Hm... decapitation or cleavage that's a real tough one. /S

1 posted on 04/30/2008 1:49:26 PM PDT by fishhound
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To: Squantos

ping


2 posted on 04/30/2008 1:50:00 PM PDT by fishhound (Boycott the Olympics in China.)
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To: fishhound

She may give the clerics pause, but she’s no angel. She supports Hizbollah.


3 posted on 04/30/2008 1:52:09 PM PDT by Pyro7480 ("If the angels could be jealous of men, they would be so for one reason: Holy Communion." -M. Kolbe)
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To: fishhound

“At one point, newspapers criticised her provocative dancing, saying she moved every possible part of her body including parts that have no muscles in them.”

This is just too scary how messed up they are.


4 posted on 04/30/2008 1:52:22 PM PDT by fishhound (Boycott the Olympics in China.)
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To: fishhound
Lebanese singer causes Gulf storm

Gotta get my eyes checked. I thought it said, "Lesbian singer causes Gulf storm". I had envisioned a bulldyke doing a cannonball in The Mediterannean Sea causing a tsunami.

5 posted on 04/30/2008 1:53:33 PM PDT by E. Cartman (Ronald Reagan's single biggest mistake: Picking Poppy Bush to be his veep.)
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To: fishhound

For further research.... Poke Here.

Not Guilty. Or Guilty as charged, but wow!

6 posted on 04/30/2008 1:54:47 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: fishhound

Not Guilty!


7 posted on 04/30/2008 1:55:14 PM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona....)
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To: r9etb

You are my here today...awesome...thanks.
Schwing.


8 posted on 04/30/2008 1:55:39 PM PDT by fishhound (Boycott the Olympics in China.)
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To: E. Cartman

esh my mind immediately put a burka on that one. lol


9 posted on 04/30/2008 1:56:45 PM PDT by fishhound (Boycott the Olympics in China.)
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To: r9etb

I meant hero!


10 posted on 04/30/2008 1:57:14 PM PDT by fishhound (Boycott the Olympics in China.)
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To: r9etb

Gotta wonder what she looked like before all the plastic surgery. Lebanon has a very high rate of those willing to go under the cosmetic knife.


11 posted on 04/30/2008 2:13:10 PM PDT by KKing
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To: fishhound

OK, but can she sing?


12 posted on 04/30/2008 2:16:17 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Pyro7480

True. http://209.85.173.104/search?q=cache:2ju1dkp2QlsJ:en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haifa_Wehbe+haifa+wehbe&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=us.


13 posted on 04/30/2008 2:25:52 PM PDT by QQQQ
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To: r9etb
Poke here, INDEED!
14 posted on 04/30/2008 2:30:53 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true.)
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To: r9etb

So, so not guilty!


15 posted on 04/30/2008 2:31:27 PM PDT by OB1kNOb ("We like Mr. Obama and we hope he will win the election." - Ahmed Yousef, Hamas PM advisor)
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To: fishhound
The arabs should just issue male chastity goggles


16 posted on 04/30/2008 2:37:49 PM PDT by OeOeO (Sic Transit Gloria Mundi... Gloria get me a beer,and hurry..)
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To: OB1kNOb

She looks a lot like the young egyptian lady in my office.


17 posted on 04/30/2008 2:38:05 PM PDT by L,TOWM (Liberals, The Other White Meat)
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To: L,TOWM

Lucky!


18 posted on 04/30/2008 2:42:15 PM PDT by OB1kNOb ("We like Mr. Obama and we hope he will win the election." - Ahmed Yousef, Hamas PM advisor)
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To: Pyro7480

So even the strictest Islamic societies have their left-wing hippie nut cases? Glad to know we’re all still human.


19 posted on 04/30/2008 2:49:00 PM PDT by Clock King (The Oligarchy will make slaves of us all)
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To: fishhound

Hell! She can sing for me if she’s mute!


20 posted on 04/30/2008 2:49:47 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: E. Cartman

I envisioned something like the butterfly effect...


21 posted on 04/30/2008 3:00:40 PM PDT by Hyzenthlay (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: fishhound

More amazing than her looks is the fact that she is a Muslim AND STILL ALIVE.

Her ex-husband has kept her daughter from her for 10 years.


22 posted on 04/30/2008 3:01:40 PM PDT by vladimir998 (Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ. St. Jerome)
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To: PzLdr

“Hell! She can sing for me if she’s mute!”

Here you go. Entirely work safe by western standards, but may cause Islamists to blow their stacks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXCfUtQMg8c&feature=related

Personally, she ain’t all that to me. She can’t really sing, and I find her cheap-looking and obvious. The crowd of young males loves her, though.


23 posted on 04/30/2008 3:03:57 PM PDT by Thomas W.
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To: vladimir998

“More amazing than her looks is the fact that she is a Muslim AND ...” we can see her.

but you hit the nail on the head...now some twerpy mullah will probably issue a fatwa.


24 posted on 04/30/2008 3:21:48 PM PDT by fishhound (Boycott the Olympics in China.)
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To: Hyzenthlay; fishhound

If only camels could sing, there would have been no problem in the first place.
And if sheep could cook, the devout Muslim male could dispense with women altogether.


25 posted on 04/30/2008 3:21:48 PM PDT by E. Cartman (Ronald Reagan's single biggest mistake: Picking Poppy Bush to be his veep.)
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To: PzLdr

Great line. LOL


26 posted on 04/30/2008 3:22:29 PM PDT by fishhound (Boycott the Olympics in China.)
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To: PzLdr

you mean hum a few.... lol


27 posted on 04/30/2008 3:23:13 PM PDT by fishhound (Boycott the Olympics in China.)
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To: E. Cartman

I think someone else had to give them fire.


28 posted on 04/30/2008 3:24:57 PM PDT by fishhound (Boycott the Olympics in China.)
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To: knarf

oh how I yearn for my ancestral homeland. LOL!!


29 posted on 04/30/2008 3:25:18 PM PDT by JackDanielsOldNo7 (On guard until the seal is broken)
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To: r9etb

She can also whip up a mean dish of kebab, hummus and tabouleh.


30 posted on 04/30/2008 3:33:00 PM PDT by 353FMG (Don't make the mistake to think that Government is a Friend of the People)
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To: r9etb
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31 posted on 04/30/2008 4:27:45 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist ┬ę┬«)
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To: Chode

lol


32 posted on 04/30/2008 4:29:24 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: fishhound

Har...

This is funny because they built a causeway to Bahrain from Al Khobar so Saudi’s would have a place they could drive to sin.


33 posted on 04/30/2008 4:35:32 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . The Bitcons will elect a Democrat by default)
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To: fishhound

I knew her Mama !!.........:o)


34 posted on 04/30/2008 4:39:59 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. ┬ę)
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To: Squantos

lol


35 posted on 04/30/2008 6:05:54 PM PDT by fishhound (Boycott the Olympics in China.)
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To: bert

Heard about that.
Wonder if they refer to it as the “highway to hell” the rest of the week...hypocritical b*stards.


36 posted on 04/30/2008 6:08:06 PM PDT by fishhound (Boycott the Olympics in China.)
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To: Chode

lol


37 posted on 04/30/2008 6:08:54 PM PDT by fishhound (Boycott the Olympics in China.)
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To: Thomas W.
"I find her cheap-looking and obvious"

Cheap and obvious...sometimes that's enough...as in her case.
38 posted on 04/30/2008 6:13:19 PM PDT by The Louiswu (Just say NO... to Hillary and O'Bama)
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To: r9etb

a very nice pose here:

http://www.arabiccelebrities.com/images/Letter_H_pictures/Haifaa_Wehbe/haifa-wehbe-069.jpg


39 posted on 04/30/2008 6:35:35 PM PDT by isom35
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