Amr Diab responds to concert ban on Egyptian veiled women

Diab, through his agent Huda al-Nadher, confirmed to AlArabiya.net that they were planning on lifting the ban ‘within hours’. (AFP)

Egyptian star Amr Diab is breaking his silence after a recent decision to ban veiled women from his upcoming Christmas concert caused uproar across the country.

Diab, through his agent Huda al-Nadher, confirmed to AlArabiya.net that they were planning on lifting the ban “within hours” and expressed regret at the earlier decision.

Concert organizers announced they were banning veiled women from attending last week and said that the sale and provision of alcohol was the main reasoning behind their decision.

Nadher said that Diab has never discriminated against his own fans, saying that the alcohol policy came from the venue’s owners and not the singer.

Al Arabiya English reported extensively on the plight of veiled Egyptian women in public spaces after many said they were turned away from resorts because of their hijabs last summer.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:47 - GMT 06:47
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