Muslim youths in Malaysia will be ordered by the conservative Islamic party to protest outside an Avril Lavigne concert scheduled for this Friday (August 29).
Lavigne was recently given the go-ahead to perform in Kuala Lumpur, despite protests that her performance might be too racy for Malaysian youths.
Even with permission from the government to stage the concert, conservative muslims in the country are planning to protest outside the gig. They feel the performance will be an insult to their religion, as Ramadan starts just days later.
Nasrudin Hassan of the Pan Malaysian Islamic Party PAS announced the planned protest today, 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.
“If the concert organisers do not heed this warning to cancel the concert, PAS youth will order all muslim youth to turn up and protest the concert in order to prevent it from taking place.”
The application to play Malaysia was rejected in the first place, simply because it was submitted too late, reports Bernama.
–By our New York staff.