Saudi Arabians, Muslims lash out at Myriam Fares over 'anti-Islam photo'

Published September 26th, 2016 - 12:39 GMT
Myriam's Facebook picture that left many Muslims unimpressed. (Facebook)
Myriam's Facebook picture that left many Muslims unimpressed. (Facebook)

Saudi Arabian people are furious with Lebanese diva Myriam Fares for sticking her pretty little face on their country's flag on Facebook.

The 33-year-old singer was merely congratulating them on the 86th anniversary of Saudi Arabia’s National Day.

However, the large majority from the conservative Muslim country weren't too keen on seeing Myriam's fully made-up face on their flag, which has the words "There is no God but Allah, Muhammad is his Prophet" written on it.

In the comments section, hundreds of angry Muslims condemned Myriam for posting the photo, which many deemed as insulting to Islam.

Many bashed Myriam for placing God's virtuous words on her "cheap, slutty face." Meanwhile, others barraged the daring artist with hurtful comments, including accusations of "standing by pro-Israel Saudi Arabia." 

Having been born and raised in the Middle East, surely Myriam could not have been oblivious to the backlash that would result from posting a photo of this nature?

Only yesterday, Jordanian cartoonist Nahed Hattar was publicly assassinated by a Muslim extremist outside the Palace of Justice in downtown Amman, in response to him sharing a picture of a controversial cartoon lampooning Daesh (ISIS) and depicting God on Facebook.

What prompted the comparison between Myriam's photo and the cartoon posted by Hattar was not their similarity in content, but rather the similar reaction the picture received by social media users.

Despite the tragic incident, which is still shaking the Middle East today, Myriam has been adamant about keeping her controversial photo up on Facebook.

Has the superstar's PR team let their pride get in the way of Myriam's safety?

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