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Saudi Arabia’s got talent – as long as you are not a musician or a woman

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    Saudi Arabia’s got talent – as long as you are not a musician or a woman


    Published: 11 June, 2012, 11:43

    The Saudi Arabian city at the centre of the ultra-conservative Wahhibism branch of Islam is organising its own kind of talent show.

    Unlike the popular ‘Got Talent’ TV shows around the world, this one forbids women, or anyone singing, dancing or playing a musical instrument.

    Instead competitors are encouraged to perform religious chants, recite poems and engage in sport events, Al-Hayat daily reported.

    "Buraydah's Got Talent" was organized by the Internet Buraydah Forum.

    The show will take place in open air. The jury will comprise of a poet, a television producer and TV presenters, organizers told the newspaper.

    The Arab world already has its own version of the successful “Britain’s got talent” show, which became a worldwide TV phenomenon. It’s called “Arabs Got Talent” and is organized by the Dubai-based Saudi television group MBC.

    The show debuted in January 2011 and is very popular. Unlike the Wahhabi counterpart, it admits women singers.


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    Talent in giving illogical fatwas, talent in time travel (following 1400 year old laws and customs in the 21st century), talent in religious persecution, Talent in Human rights abuse. Yeah- Arabia's got talent
     
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    What about advising Syrians on democracy?
     
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    Lets not discuss what Saudia Arabia does, lets discuss what wrongs we do, once we have ourselves straighten out then we will discuss Saudia Arabia.
     
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    their country, their rules
     
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    ARYAN_B got slapped multiple times today for that reason he just opened two threads. man take a deep breath life is good. let you frustration flow. :lol:
     
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    you gotta love the saudis without them we wont be reading weird headlines like this ROFL .some member poster a link about the end of virginity by driving cars in saudi arabia...i first thought it was some prank article or something but boy was i surprised when i opened the link :what:.