Sunday, April 24, 2005

Pop Idol Fever.


Saudi palaver over pop idol fever. Hisham Abdel Rahman has become a familiar face in the Arab World.The Saudi star of a reality TV show caused such commotion among fans in a Riyadh mall he was reportedly arrested for sparking "an indecent scene".
Hisham Abdel Rahman, 24, winner of this year's Star Academy, was mobbed by male and female fans wanting to kiss him and shake his hand in Kingdom Tower Mall.
Religious police patrolling the area deemed the scene "improper" and tried to break up the crowd. Mr Rahman was reportedly held after refusing to leave the shopping centre.
He was forcibly escorted out and taken to the offices of the Committee for the Propagation of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice for interviewing, according to the Arab News.
He was freed and flown back to his home town of Jeddah after an intervention from the office of the Riyadh governor

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