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Posted: 01 Sep 06, 10:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Zanzibar calls off Freddie Mercury party
Aug. 31, 2006. 10:53 AM
ASSOCIATED PRESS

ZANZIBAR, Tanzania — A huge beach party to honour late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury must be stopped because the Zanzibar-born rock star was gay, a Muslim leader said Thursday.

Mercury, who died of AIDS in 1991, violated Islam with his flamboyant lifestyle, said Azan Khalid of Zanzibar's Association for Islamic Mobilization and Propagation.

"That's why he was branded a Queen," Khalid said, adding that anything linking Mercury with Zanzibar's Muslim population would be offensive.

He said that a waterfront restaurant's plans for a Sept. 2 party honouring Mercury's birthday would be stopped.

Mercury restaurant, which is named for the singer, will go ahead the party, manager Simai Mohammed said.

Mercury, who acknowledged being gay, was born in Zanzibar when the country was still a British protectorate. He was educated in India and moved with his family to Britain in 1964, after a bloody revolution that drove out many immigrants of Indian or Arab descent.

"Our main idea is to promote tourism and Freddie Mercury was from Zanzibar. It's part of our history," Mohammed said. "We are all Muslims and it's not our intention to offend any religion."

Last year some 500,000 tourists travelled to Zanzibar, bringing vital foreign currency to the Indian Ocean island. The semiautonomous part of Tanzania is mostly Muslim.

Zanzibar's government sent a letter asking state-owned media not to report on Mercury's birthday because of the tension between the religious group and the restaurant. The group's aim is for Zanzibar to be ruled based on the Muslim holy book, the Qur'an. Last year, the group broke up a gay man's birthday party in Zanzibar's Pemba island.

Mercury gained fame as the bravura singer for Queen, whose elaborate and occasionally bombastic songs made the group one of the favourites of the 1970s. The group's hits included Bohemian Rhapsody, We Are The Champions and Crazy Little Thing Called Love.


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Posted: 01 Sep 06, 10:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You are late. Very, very late.

http://www.queenzone.com/queenzone/news_view.aspx?news_id=3837


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Posted: 01 Sep 06, 10:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oops, never read the news page.


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Posted: 02 Sep 06, 03:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I would kill to see one of these toe-rags stand up in front of the Live Aid crowd during Radio Ga-Ga or WWRY, and express what he thinks of Freddie Mercury.

He'd get laughed off the stage. I'm sick of self-absorbed religious types telling people to live utterly mundane lives according to nonsense texts written thousands of years ago. It's a living death with these people - did they ever consider God might want you to LIVE for him rather than DIE for him?!?

(Use of the word 'die' is purely figurative in this instance).

We get enough of this crap from Christians on TV over here.... there's this one particularly daring old so-and-so who sits in his comfy chair and tells us why we all have to drop what we're doing and live more pious lives. I turn the sound down on him every time and say rude things.


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Posted: 03 Sep 06, 13:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This is outrageous. Zanzibar shall burn.


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Posted: 03 Sep 06, 13:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If Muslims are the majority in Zanzibar they have every right to demand this party cancelled.

We in Britain should also have the right to investigate their bank accounts and search them at airports.

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Posted: 04 Sep 06, 00:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bullshit!!

What does him being gay have to bloody do with anything???


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Posted: 05 Sep 06, 02:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I hope a fundamentalist is reading this.

SCREW YOU, PARTY POOPER.


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