Egyptian singer arrested for eating banana


This 15 November 2017 music video is by Shyma from Egypt.

From daily The Independent in Britain today:

Egyptian singer arrested for ‘inciting debauchery’ after eating a banana in music video

‘I didn’t imagine all this would happen and that I would be subjected to such a strong attack’

Rachael Revesz

A pop star has been arrested in Egypt on suspicion of inciting debauchery in a music video.

[21-year-old] Shyma, who was shown dancing in her underwear and eating fruit in front of a classroom of men and a blackboard with “Class #69” written on it, was detained after the video caused numerous complaints. …

For Shyma’s supporters, the pop star’s arrest was a symbol of women’s oppression in a country that was voted the worst in the Arab world for women in 2013.

I’d say that Saudi Arabia is still a lot worse.

Egypt has announced a bid to ban atheism in the hopes that it will stop people from “turning” gay: here.

Leila Amer: Egyptian singer arrested over video branded a ‘moral disaster’ by conservative lawyer. Arrest comes less than a month after another singer was sentenced to two years in prison over a similar case: here.

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