Egypt religious authority calls for ban on 'obscene' belly dancing show

Fatwa, posted 9.3.2014, from Egypt

Religious authorities in Egypt have branded an X Factor-style television show for belly dancers "obscene" and called for it to be taken off air.

Dar Al-Ifta, a state body which makes religious edicts, or fatwas, said the programme could be viewed as part of a "campaign to destroy the moral system of the religious Egyptian people.

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