Skip to comments.Malay Muslim clerics firm on ban on Christian-rooted poco-poco dance ( Malaysia )
Posted on 04/24/2011 8:56:38 PM PDT by george76
Islamic clerics in Malaysia are firm on their ban on 'poco-poco' a popular dance form, claimed of having Christian roots, despite the country's National Fatwa Council's decision to allow the dance.
Zakaria had announced that the dance was 'haram'. He further said that research showed the cross-shaped movement, normally associated with Christianity, could clearly be seen in the dance.
Zakaria said that this dance form has been originated from a ritual dance often practiced in Jamaica while the word "poco" referred to a kind of wild dance performed while possessed by "ancestral spirits".
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“...that’s trouble with a ‘T’ and that rhymes with ‘P’ and that stands for “poco”...
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...despite the country's National Fatwa Council's decision to allow the dance.Gosh, it's eerily similar to the problem Israel has when negotiating "agreements" with the "Palestinian Authority".
Why "poco"? I'll bet it's like hocus-pocus: "Hoc est corpus."
Read it and weep, baby. We're coming to get you.
Telling young people they can’t do a popular dance or listen to a particular music seldom works anywhere. What a bunch of pompous, self important, buzz killing, folks Muslim clerics tend to be. You read bits here and there of how the youth in places like Iran really chafe at having the small joys of life constantly sucked away.
Do the poco-poco
And turn yourself around
That’s what it’s all about
Anyone know the latest on “The Chicken Dance” Fatwa?
And what about the “Too Fatwa Polka” ?
No word on whether the Chicken Dance is still kosher?
Insecure, limp-wristed, power-hungry little creeps.
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