The Islamists lib backers in America will look the other way and pretend this never happened.
KUALA LUMPUR: Despite Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak promoting the country as a symbol of moderation and a cultural melting pot, an Islamic group in the country has called for a planned Elton John concert to be banned over the iconic singer’s sexuality.
John, who is widely popular in Malaysia, is scheduled to perform on Thursday at a resort outside the capital Kuala Lumpur.
But the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) is lashing out and saying it is “immoral” for the country to host an openly gay performer in the country.
“This concert must be cancelled. Artists who are involved in gay and lesbian activities must not be allowed to perform in Malaysia as they will promote the wrong values,” Nasrudin Hassan Tantawi, chief of the youth wing, was quoted as saying by local media.
The British start is currently on his Asian leg of a worldwide tour, and performed in Malaysia last November to a sell-out crowd despite a similar protest from the Islamic party.
Nasrudin said PAS did not plan any street protests to oppose the concert, but “will instead demand that authorities cancel the immoral performance to protect our society from social degradation.”