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Clerics torpedo samba show (Muslim clerics put kabosh on dance troupe)
Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 10/3/09 | Tom Perry

Posted on 10/03/2009 4:07:55 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

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.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: clerics; lebanon; muslim; samba; torpedo
Community decency standards?

wow.

1 posted on 10/03/2009 4:07:57 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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I guess the Lambada troupe scheduled for November should cancel their reservations too.


2 posted on 10/03/2009 4:09:38 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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Brazilian musicians from Rio De Janeiro Carnival perform in front of al-Amin mosque during a parade in downtown Beirut September 23, 2009. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi


3 posted on 10/03/2009 4:10:47 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: NormsRevenge

Coming to a town near you.


4 posted on 10/03/2009 4:11:46 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 ( I'll miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! The "other" Jim Thompson)
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To: NormsRevenge

I see that one poor reporter dropped his contact lens...


5 posted on 10/03/2009 4:13:03 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: NormsRevenge

probably half of those dancers are men


6 posted on 10/03/2009 4:14:46 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Samaba Dancing.....NO!!! Indecent.

Cutting Heads off Infidels....Sure.


7 posted on 10/03/2009 4:16:56 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Pray for Israel! And Georgia ! And the Iranian people! and Honduras!)
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To: NormsRevenge
What a bunch of stiffs those Muzzies are!
8 posted on 10/03/2009 4:37:35 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Remember the motto of the Muslim cleric:

“Fire bad! Four legs bad! Two legs good! What is the law? Sharia!”


9 posted on 10/03/2009 4:58:42 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: NormsRevenge

Not very diversity-minded of them.


10 posted on 10/03/2009 5:07:26 PM PDT by FrdmLvr ("The people will believe what the media tells them they believe." Orwell)
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To: NormsRevenge

The Religion of Cooties strikes again.


11 posted on 10/03/2009 5:27:29 PM PDT by kromike
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