The day any beardie bans Belly Dancing in Cairo, I’ll be 150% sure that they won’t last in power….

“Belly dancing is one of the most fascinating styles of dance in Egypt. Cairo is known as the global capital of belly dancing. Following the increasing appearance of foreign belly dancers in Egypt’s nightclubs and casinos, the Daily News Egypt looks at the belly dancing industry in Egypt and learns about the different techniques and styles of belly dancing. Considering the Muslim Brotherhood’s influence in Egyptian politics, some are concerned that belly dancing might become more restricted in Egypt. Belly dancers, though, have faith that their profession will continue to grow.”

via Belly Dance in Egypt – Daily News Egypt.


In a country where belly dancers are required even in weddings as a core part of their culture, (or at least as one of their most valued traditional ways of liberating from unnatural moral constriction) and an iconic element of their social life, specially for tourists, it’s unconceivable to consider that any mentally balanced politician will attempt to forbid such an art.

Now is when i really hope they make a law proposition, black on white, about the issue… it may have same effect as veiling Um Khaltoum’s statues. Please.

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