Religious Groups Call Beyonce ‘Satanic,’ Protest Performance In Egypt
Beyonce is running into more trouble overseas due to her revealing clothing and "suggestive" dance moves.
The singer is scheduled to perform tomorrow (November 6) at the Red Sea Resort in Port Ghalib, Egypt, but according to reports, some in the conservative country are rallying against her appearance, including claims that she is "satanic."
The organization the Muslim Brotherhood, says Beyonce is merely a ploy to divert citizens' attention. "The government is trying to make people indulge in sin and licentiousness to cover up the other crimes it is committing against them," said Muslim Brotherhood's Hamdi Hassan, who is also an Islamist Member of Egyptian Parliament. "Her provocative dance moves and half-naked outfits could easily stir up reaction from ardent religious and modest people, observers."
Some conservative religious groups also believe the high cost of tickets to the show -- which are up to $400 U.S. dollars, according to reports -- are a disservice to the poverty stricken area.
The religious website Jesus-is-saviour.com also got in on the Beyonce bashing, slamming her claims at being religious. "Beyonce is NO Christian. She is satanic, serving the Devil," said a statement on the site.
Despite the backlash, many are excited about her performance, which will kick off the opening of the Red Sea Resort.
"Beyonce's decision to perform here at Port Ghalib is great news and will only add to the resort's growing reputation as one of the most exciting new luxury holiday destinations in the Middle East," said Ibrahim Saleh, vice president of Al-Kharafi Group, the owner of Port Ghalib Resort Company. "She will have a fantastic time here -- we're looking forward to giving her a five-star welcome."
This isn't the first time Beyonce's clothing and performance has been met with opposition. Officials in Malaysia postponed her October appearance due to claims that the show would be immoral.