UPDATE: ‘3andy Zoroof’ Singer Shyma Got Arrested after being Banned from Performing in Egypt

UPDATE: ‘3andy Zoroof’ Singer Shyma Got Arrested after being Banned from Performing in Egypt

After her music video went viral in Egypt (and the Arab world), Shyma got attacked from everyone for her video’s sexual content.     “3andy Zoroof” was seen as as provocative and inappropriate. But it wasn’t just the wrath of social media that was out to get the new star, the Syndicate of Musical Professions […]

Mashrou’ Leila Has Been Banned from Performing in Egypt

Mashrou’ Leila Has Been Banned from Performing in Egypt

by Karim Galal

We have some bad news for Mashrou’ Leila fans in Egypt! The Lebanese indie band has been allegedly banned from performing in Egypt by the Syndicate of Musical Professions, following the Music Park concert in New Cairo last weekend.     A photo of the crowd raising a rainbow flag in support of the LGBTQ […]

This Podcast Is About Being Unapologetically Muslim in America, and We Absolutely Love It

This Podcast Is About Being Unapologetically Muslim in America, and We Absolutely Love It

Being Muslim in America is watching the country praise Muhammad Ali one day and an outpour of Islamophobic comments the next. It’s turning off the television for the sake of your sanity. It’s being hesitant to wear your hijab, when you don’t need to be, all because you’re not sure whether people are ready to […]

Egypt’s Consumer Protection Agency Bans Orange Ad Following Social Media Backlash

Egypt’s Consumer Protection Agency Bans Orange Ad Following Social Media Backlash

  Orange’s latest campaign was initially designed with the intention of encouraging our Egypt’s team to qualify for FIFA’s 2018 World Cup. Atef Yaqoub, Head of the Consumer Protection Authority, however has received multiple complaints regarding the ad’s content. Indeed, Ghada Waly, Minister of Solidarity, has been quite vocal about her disapproval of this new […]

Egypt’s Tourism Ministry Grants Hotels Permission to Ban Burkinis

Egypt’s Tourism Ministry Grants Hotels Permission to Ban Burkinis

  Summertime in Egypt means one thing: a burkini vs. bikini battle. For the past few years, some Egyptians have been quite vocal about their dislike for the burkini, with some claiming that it negatively affects the pools’ hygiene. Many, however, claim that this is a simple case of discrimination.   The situation has escalated […]

Ministry of Tourism Denies Alcohol Ban On Sahel Beaches

Ministry of Tourism Denies Alcohol Ban On Sahel Beaches

  This has not been the best week for Egypt’s beaches. From terrorist attacks in Hurghada to police raids in Sahel, Egyptians have been worried about the fate of their summer.   Last week, Youm7 announced that the Tourism Police has decided to ban alcohol on Sahel beaches. This happened shortly after Sahel’s club 6ix […]

Egyptian Tourism Police Bans Drinking Alcohol on Sahel Beaches

Egyptian Tourism Police Bans Drinking Alcohol on Sahel Beaches

  Egypt’s top summer vacation spot, North Coast, has been under fire this week after photos circulated on social media of a live performance in a club. The go-go dancers were provocatively dressed, Egyptians had a lot to say and the whole fiasco ended up with shutting down one of Sahel’s biggest night clubs.   […]

US Lifts Electronics Ban From Etihad Airways Flights

US Lifts Electronics Ban From Etihad Airways Flights

Written By: Abdulhameed Afifi

  American officials have just exempted Etihad Airways from a ban on laptops and other types of electronics on some flights bound for the United States, restrictions instituted in March because of concerns that Daesh was developing a bomb that could potentially be hidden in portable devices.   The Abu Dhabi-based airline’s “electronics ban” was lifted after it implemented […]

Emirates to Loan iPads to Passengers on US Flights After Ban on Electronic Devices

Emirates to Loan iPads to Passengers on US Flights After Ban on Electronic Devices

  Following Trump’s administration electronic ban, passengers (especially parents that are accompanied by their children) have been extremely annoyed with the whole ordeal. The ban stated that eight Middle Eastern and North African countries have been banned from carrying electronic devices are that larger than mobiles on planes.   Emirates Airlines have been trying to show […]

China Bans Veils and Long Beards in an Attempt to Stop Muslim Extremists

China Bans Veils and Long Beards in an Attempt to Stop Muslim Extremists

  China has banned long beards and wearing veils in a clampdown on what they claim is religious extremism in the Western province of Xinjiang. The ban, which will be in action starting Saturday, also includes abnormal beards (sorry hipsters), names, and extremist signs.     The ban is extremely problematic since Xinjiang is home to […]

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