“Because of her daring outfits and raunchy dances”
Not to mention that “inviting the United States-based Rihanna…would be akin to supporting US ally Israel.”
“Islamic group warns Rihanna,” from Nation News, January 24:
A RADICAL ISLAMIC group is threatening to take action if Rihanna is allowed to perform in Malaysia, but that country’s government has approved the February 13 concert by the Barbadian star.
The youth wing of the Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS) called for a cancellation of the concert on Wednesday, saying Rihanna’s performances were unsuitable because of her daring outfits and raunchy dances.
The protesters also said inviting the United States-based Rihanna, who turns 21 on February 20, would be akin to supporting US ally Israel, which does not have diplomatic relations with Malaysia, where Islam is the official religion.
However, the Malaysian government announced yesterday that the concert — featuring Rihanna who was a headliner at one of President Barack Obama’s post-inauguration balls Tuesday — would be held.[…]
The PAS, according to news sources out of Malaysia, has not ruled out a street demonstration or “other forms of protest” in response to the decision to let the show go on.
The Islamic party has in the past opposed scheduled performances by artistes like Avril Lavigne, the Pussycat Dolls, and Gwen Stefani. (RJ)