Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Saudi-Born Singer: Black-Eyed Virgins? God Didn't Open a Hotel in Paradise
Saudi-Born Singer Shams Bandar Rejects Traditional Political and Religious Notions: Black-Eyed Virgins? God Did Not Open an Hotel in Paradise
Saudi-born singer Shams Bandar, also known as "Shams the Kuwaiti," rejected the notion that the words "hur al-ayn" refers to the black-eyed virgins of Paradise, saying:
"It is inconceivable that [God] would create man, pamper him, and make a paradise for him with Bollywood-style black-eyed virgins." "Our Lord did not open up an hotel there," she said.
In the interview, which aired on Egypt's Al-Nahhar TV on November 2, Shams complained that the Arabs pin all their problems on "others," and suggested that Egypt should isolate itself from the Arab world and focus on resolving its economic problems.
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