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US Belly Dancer Sparks Fury After Posing Outside Cairo Mosque In Low Cut Dress

Story By: Basant EssamSub-EditorMarija Stojkoska, Agency: Newsflash

A famous American belly dancer in Egypt has sparked outrage after posting snaps of her posing outside a major mosque in Cairo in a low-cut dress.

The belly dancer and instructor, who goes by the stage name Shahrzad and does not reveal her real name, shared images of her wearing a colourful dress with a slit up the front outside the Mosque of Muhammad Ali in the Citadel of Cairo.

Shahrzad, who boasts 231,000 followers on Instagram, accompanied the photos with the message: “Beautiful evening at the Salah El Din Citadel. I will never lose my awe and excitement of being able to live in a place with so much history.”

The belly dancer Shahrazad raises controversy over her photos at The Salah El-Din Citadel’s mosque in Cairo, Egypt. (@shahrzad_dancer_official/Newsflash)

However, the curvy dancer’s post caused anger among netizens who pointed out that taking such photos outside a mosque is inappropriate.

On Instagram one user wrote: “Shooting in the mosque, OMG!”

While another added: “A loss for Egypt and the mosques of Egypt.”

The belly dancer Shahrazad raises controversy over her photos at The Salah El-Din Citadel’s mosque in Cairo, Egypt. (@shahrzad_dancer_official/Newsflash)

Earlier this year, Russian belly dancer Ekaterina Andreeva, better known as Johara (Jewel), caused anger in Egypt earlier this year when she posed for snaps in a mosque courtyard in the Egyptian town of Hurghada.

Belly dancing has been popular among Egyptians for decades, however, in recent years it has been frowned upon as too risque. As a result, the number of local performers has decreased while foreign belly dancers dominate the scene in the country.