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‘No Veiled Women Allowed’ at Upcoming Amr Diab Concert in Egypt

December 4, 2016

By Nada Deyaa’, Daily News Egypt, edited by Egyptian Streets In Egypt, no matter your age, gender, or hometown, it’s impossible to escape the influence of Amr Diab’s music. His songs have dominated music charts not only in Egypt, but across the Arab world. However, “The Rock”, as he is sometimes referred to, is currently in testy waters over a new rule being imposed during his upcoming concerts. Amr Diab’s official Facebook page posted a promotional poster for his upcoming Christmas performance, which prompted a slew of criticism given the new restrictions that will be imposed on its attendees. The show, to be held at the five-star hotel Royal Maxim Palace Kempinski in Fifth Settlement on 25 December, specifically warned women concert-goers against wearing hijab (a head scarf). Many social media fans and commentators translated this as a full-fledged ban on veiled women entering the show. Social media users began lambasting the music man for threatening to not allow veiled women to attend his concerts, even if they can afford the expensive ticket price. Both Diab and the hotel were accused discriminating against a huge fan base. Diab’s manager told…

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