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Thursday, December 14, 2017

An Egyptian pop singer has been sentenced to two years in prison for "inciting debauchery" after a music video showing her suggestively eating a banana was ruled to be too sexually explicit. Shyma was arrested shortly after releasing I have Issues, in which the she is seen dancing in underwear before appearing in front of a classroom of adult men and pouring milk over a banana before eating it, licking an apple and tasting the icing of a slice of chocolate cake. The video attracted more than one million viewers in a few days, but also sparked controversy among conservatives for the strong sexual gesturing. Shyma, 25, an Arab Idol competitor originally from Tanta, in northern Egypt, appeared at court on Tuesday wearing a niqab covering her face. She was seen reading the Quran while waiting for the sentence to be issued.

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"inciting debauchery"

Isn't that against the law in Alabama, too?

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2017-12-13 12:57 AM | Reply

The exact religion is unimportant, religious conservatives of all stripes are disgusting and the biggest threats to world peace.

#2 | Posted by danni at 2017-12-13 12:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I love the typo in the CNN article about this:

A court in Egypt has sentenced a female pop singer to two years in prison for "inciting debauchery and immortality"

It is ridiculous, though, as are a number of other cases in Egypt, like the one where a singer is facing trial for saying one could get sick from drinking out of the Nile.

#3 | Posted by sentinel at 2017-12-13 12:42 PM | Reply

Wait. There was a sexual connotation to that video?

#4 | Posted by moder8 at 2017-12-14 02:08 PM | Reply

Wait. There was a sexual connotation to that video?

#4 | POSTED BY MODER8 AT 2017-12-14 02:08 PM | FLAG:

Potassium intake is very important.

#5 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2017-12-14 02:16 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

I hope she's not beheaded.

#6 | Posted by madbomber at 2017-12-14 02:51 PM | Reply

"I hope she's not beheaded." - #6 | Posted by madbomber at 2017-12-14 02:51 PM

Beheaded for suggestive banana eating?

That would definitely be the proverbial slippery slope.

#7 | Posted by Hans at 2017-12-14 02:54 PM | Reply

The ol' DR has in the past been banned from Egypt for suggestive banana dancing.

#8 | Posted by Corky at 2017-12-14 03:12 PM | Reply

The exact religion is unimportant

I knew a liberal would be along to apologize for Islam.

Beheaded for suggestive banana eating?

That would definitely be the proverbial slippery slope.

You do know which religion the article was about, right?

#9 | Posted by boaz at 2017-12-14 03:32 PM | Reply

"You do know which religion the article was about, right?" - #9 | Posted by pfc. boazo at 2017-12-14 03:32 PM

You do know that you're a humorless lout, right?

#10 | Posted by Hans at 2017-12-14 03:49 PM | Reply

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#9 | Posted by boaz

Seriously? It isn't an apology for anything. It's a spot on observation. Extremist religious conservatives are the worst no matter what the religion. It is one of the universally sure things when you read history and look at the world today.

The only thing holding back the RR in this country is the courts and constitution - so far. And it's mostly the courts because they don't give a damn about the Constitution. Typically they are among the worst hypocrites out there. My boss collects all kinds of crazy old stuff. He has this old photo of this southern church congregation - Half the congregation in white robes and hoods. Not that they would EVER do anything extreme right?

#11 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2017-12-14 03:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Now that's sex a-peel.

#12 | Posted by rcade at 2017-12-14 04:15 PM | Reply | Funny: 3

"Now that's sex a-peel." - #12 | Posted by rcade at 2017-12-14 04:15 PM

Yep.

Time flies like an arrow, while fruit flies like a banana.

#13 | Posted by Hans at 2017-12-14 04:18 PM | Reply

I knew a liberal would be along to apologize for Islam.

The only thing that stopped American Christians from wanting to jail women for suggestive banana eating is liberals.

Our country's liberalization put an end to a lot of Christianity-inspired morality policing on things like blue laws, alcohol sales and porn.

You're welcome.

#14 | Posted by rcade at 2017-12-14 04:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

Now that's sex a-peel. #12 | POSTED BY RCADE

Lmao :)

#15 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2017-12-14 05:37 PM | Reply

In all their lamentations soundeth vengeance, in all their eulogies is maleficence; and being judge seemeth to them bliss. But thus do I counsel you, my friends: distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful!

--Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spake Zarathustra, XXIX

#16 | Posted by madscientist at 2017-12-14 06:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Thus spake The Gentleman of the Retort.

------- aaaaaaay.

#17 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2017-12-14 07:50 PM | Reply

Now that's sex a-peel. #12 | POSTED BY RCADE

Lmao :)

#15 | POSTED BY GONOLES92

Get a room.

#18 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2017-12-14 07:51 PM | Reply

Thus spake The Gentleman of the Retort.
------- aaaaaaay.

#17 | POSTED BY DIXVILLENOTCH AT 2017-12-14 07:50 PM | FLAG:

Seriously. Talk about a welcome infusion of poise and erudition!

#19 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2017-12-14 08:11 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Ugh you don't use teeth on a banana!

#20 | Posted by truthhurts at 2017-12-14 08:18 PM | Reply

Ugh you don't use teeth on a banana!

Posted by truthhurts at 2017-12-14 08:18 PM | Reply

Oh myyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy That's sure revealing.

#21 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-12-14 08:20 PM | Reply

#17 | POSTED BY DIXVILLENOTCH

Oh ----, he's LOOSE!!!

#22 | Posted by madscientist at 2017-12-14 10:45 PM | Reply

Not at all, good sir. I kegel.

Care to try pitching for a change? You shan't push in my stool.

#23 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2017-12-15 12:16 AM | Reply

Daymn! Wait--is this the new Spinal Tap video?

#24 | Posted by catdog at 2017-12-15 08:40 AM | Reply

"suggestive banana eating" was robbed for phrase of the year.

#25 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-12-15 08:47 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

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