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2008-08-28 17:49
Muslims told to protest Avril show
Muslim youths in Malaysia have been ordered by the conservative Islamic party to protest outside an Avril Lavigne concert scheduled for this week, reports NME. Avril was initially banned from performing in the South East Asian country. Malaysian authorities had ruled that the singer was too provocative for young, impressionable fans. The country’s arts and culture ministry then overturned their decision. Still, conservative Muslims in the country are planning to protest outside the concert venue. They feel the performance will be an insult to their religion, as the holy month of Ramadan starts just days later. Nasrudin Hassan of the Pan Malaysian Islamic Party PAS announced the planned protest saying: "A concert of this nature is not conducive to teach the younger generation to become good citizens, upright and competitive, but instead would weaken them morally and mentally." We have to agree that listening to Miss Lavigne’s screechy, bubblegum rock music can be quite taxing on the brain, but they may be giving her too much credit. The worst effect she’s ever had on the youth was to make pink hair fashionable again.

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