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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Egypt under Muslim leader bans Romance, literally

No more pop tunes unless they praise the glorious leader

Al Arabiya News, When the Music’s Over: Egypt TV bans ‘romantic’ songs amid unrest
The broadcasting of any “romantic” songs or music videos on Egyptian state television channels has been banned, a state-run newspaper announced on Thursday, adding that only “patriotic” tunes will be allowed to be aired.

Nationalistic tunes “that are worth broadcasting” will be allowed on the country’s 23 state-owned channels, the al-Ahram news website reported.

Meanwhile, sarcastic songs mocking public figures will be also banned because of the “sensitiveness of the political situation,” it said.

The surprise move comes amid political upheaval sweeping the country in recent weeks after Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi set a controversial referendum on a new constitution in Egypt due to start Saturday.
Exit question - What about if someone produced a romantic song about Mursi, and how much they adored the Egyptian leader? (Photo credit - tontodike.com)

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