A Screen Showing Belly Dancer Safinaz Was Spotted Hanging On Qaytbay Mosque
Social media has spotted the most controversial scene in 2017 that redefined the hashtag #OnlyInEgypt. Just this week, a Sahel club has been shut down for being “inappropriate” and drinking on Sahel beaches has been banned. Yet, in a parallel universe, all the way back in Cairo, a belly dancer was seen shimmying near the walls of a mosque.
The Qaytbay mosque, built by Sultan Al-Ashraf Qaytbay in Cairo’s Northern Cemetery in 1474, has received quite the makeover. A screen showing a dancing Safinaz was spotted hanging between the mosque’s dome and minaret. How much more controversial can Egypt get?
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by Dina Hashish
Dina is an orthodontist with a passion for writing and blogging that surpasses the joy of straightening teeth. Her book blog “Closet nerd book club” promotes the work of young aspiring Egyptian authors. Her life’s guilty pleasure is tacky reality TV shows and the two addictions that have taken over her life are Game of Thrones and Perez Hilton.