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Monday, June 20, 2011

Fear of Islamists: Belly-dance festival canceled in Egypt

An oriental dance festival (belly dancing) that has been held for the past ten years in Egypt has been canceled, reportedly out of fear of Islamist reaction.

Some 1200 dancers were expected to arrive, and it was estimated that the festival would boost the Egyptian economy by some $3 million.

A majority of commenters at Al Wafd support the ban on this immoral activity, but some are protesting how the Islamists are curtailing their lives.