Egyptian lawyer Nabeeh Al Wahsh has filed a lawsuit against producers of the new television program “Shari’ Imhmad Ali” (Mohammad Ali Street), claiming that it aims to create a new generation of belly dancers, which is “ethically intolerable.”
The show is hosted by controversial Egyptian belly dancer Dina, who defended the program, claiming it protects the respectable art of belly dancing from extinction, reports the internet website MBC.net.
Nabeeh said that he will not allow such a program hosted by Dina and belly dancing legend Najwa Foad to be aired on different satellite channels.
Dina said that belly dancing is a respectable art that should be studied and enhanced. The West places great emphasis on belly dancing and throughout Egyptian history there were great dancers that became known worldwide, she added.